We’re breaking away from our typical Member Monday to feature a piece by local young writer, Jessica Ayabe. Jessica is an 8th grade student at Boulder Creek School and she tied for second place in the Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine. The other second place piece and the first place piece will be featured the next two Mondays. The theme of the contest was “Poetry”. Congratulations to our three young writers and welcome, Jessica!
by Jessica Ayabe
Music is the heart of the city.
You can hear it everywhere
The low sounds from the gravel as the car rides by
The high notes from a horn, each can be different
You hear the beat from a single footstep meeting the smooth, paved walk
Becoming syncopated and harmonized at times
Feeling the summer breeze that rustles the trees
Like the sounds of a maraca
The sad thing is no one is paying attention to this music of life
So focused on music from a radio or an iPod that spills words into their minds, that can change hearts
Not caring how beautiful this unique world can be
I love and appreciate this beautiful city
To be part of this world and enjoying it
And most of all to hear it unleash its city music.
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Thank you so much for your vital message, Jessica. In a world of technology, where most heads are bent over their so-called “Smart” phones, musical life patiently awaits.