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The Grand Opera MAG

December 11, 2009
By ThatPerson BRONZE, Houston, Texas
ThatPerson BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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I can't remember the first time I heard music,
but my mother says she set the stereo to max volume,
and every beat she felt went through me.
The days and doctors grew impatient,
when there was a risk of my mother playing a flat note.
I was salvaged from the doctors' idiotic thought of
Let's kill a baby, but let us not waste too much time feeling the beat.

I can't remember the first time I heard music,
but I remember the trash that muted my father away with
metronomic drops of liquor kissing his tongue.

I can't remember the first time I heard music,
but I remember the number one hits my neighbor gave to a cop,
as the background noise to sirens rang the call of his death.

I can't remember when everyone lost their place.
I just remember sitting in the theater,
watching the frantic instruments struggle to play music,
when a man stood up and yelled,
“Where is our director?”

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vampier BRONZE said...
on May. 3 2011 at 2:39 pm
vampier BRONZE, Glasgow, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"my favorite thang about eating gumybares is knowing that thay wont fight you back when you bite there heads off.......!!!!!"

wow this is an good poem lol it was amazing i thank so....!!

on Sep. 15 2010 at 10:50 am
jesus.musik.freak BRONZE, Port St Lucie, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
If your going through hell, keep on going, don't slow down. If your scared don't show it. You might get out before the devil even knows your there. - Rodney Atkins, If your going through hell

I absoultly loved this. It is amazing

on Sep. 14 2010 at 10:58 pm
wow. amazing. i love the way u use the opera to explain a whole story.

on Sep. 14 2010 at 6:11 pm
BellaEzrebetFang SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I write as I breathe because if I didn't I would die."

Definitely worth the publish. Congratulations. I absolutely love this poem. Something so incredibly grotesque about it, the meaning I get from the gorgeous sculpted verses. It's a story, it's a poem and a truth. Those are the factors that I feel I, myself, always try to express and you captured just that. 

I apologize for the rant, but I do very much love this poem. Once again, well deserved. 


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on Sep. 14 2010 at 5:55 pm
Fashionita101 GOLD, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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I loved the mystery enlaced in your words!