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The Last Duet

Foreword: This poem is inspired by F. Chopin's Ballade in G Minor op. 23 and the anime "Your Lie in April". I have placed time stamps from a video ( so that you can imagine and feel the lines more. Try listening to it while reading this poem. Note (for a contest): Aside from what's stated in the foreword, this poem is trophy worthy because of its form & delivery. :) [0:10-2:50] The first note resounds in the room Slowly pronouncing its every chord; Cautiously, but gently it's played, Its sound deep but sincere The melody gradually grows Louder but gracefully flows Careful to keep in tune In rhythm like a metronome They say you've no heart A mechanical robot that's programmed But witness thy playing Pouring out its emotions and feelings The piano's speaking It tells a tale of beginning How it felt so monotonous Gray and hopeless [2:51-5:20] It tells a tale of renewal Everything filled with color As chords turn to melodies Intricate and delicate [5:21-5:51] Then it changes course As the sounds tend to skip A happy tune is being played A perfect harmony [5:52-6:58] But all good things must come to an end The music shifts into dissonance The dynamics got intense What was once piano became forte [6:59-7:32] Thy piano called out to you And you looked back You smiled one last time And looked on ahead [7:33-8:35] The music went on You started to fade away As the notes came rushing in Like angry waves of a storm The notes kept ringing And lights shot everywhere As the melody reached its crest You were gone like a mirage Devastated and low I tried to play once more Hoping for you to come back And try to tease me more One more time, please That's all I ask of you The melody reached its end But all I think of is you [8:36-8:51] The music seemed to stop For there was no more of you But I begged for a few more notes An encore for you [8:52-9:09] Though with all my might As I play those final notes You never did come back And there I played my last note. Good-bye.

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Date: 10/30/2019 1:16:00 AM
Wosthis was so good!;)
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Eunice Adrados
Date: 11/3/2019 9:52:00 AM
Thank you very much!