Silence Soothes

young and screaming
heart beating
smile wide and face gleaming
if you didn’t have music you wouldn’t have meaning.
headaches will ebb and flow
the thoughts only grow
why? you do not know
if you didn’t have music you wouldn’t escape the low.
it gets stronger
can you hold on much longer?
how much fear must you monger?
maybe you won’t need music when you grow older.
head clear
the end is near
turn it down, dear
the silence soothes the headache you could once hear.

Name of your School: 
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
Homeroom Teacher: 
The Virginia Student Prize Grades 9-12