Ode to a saxophone
of a Saxophone
Trapped, I am filled with darkness
Cold, rusty, dead, heartless
I have lived my Golden Age
No longer will lights reflect off of me on the stage
Battered and Bruised
My mirror of skin was overused
I used to emulate a cheering crowd
Reflecting the stage as I bowed
I've had a good run
My shabby appearance clearly shows I am done
In the past my brass coat shined
But in the dark case I am now confined.
This poem was written by Maddie Lowe, a 10th grade student at South Jefferson High School in Adams, N.Y.
Maddie is the daughter of Lt. Col. Erik and Lisa Lowe of Adams. Her mother, the former Lisa Tobia, is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School. Her grandmother, Mary Tobia, is a TIMES NEWS correspondent.
The saxophone Maddie is holding in the photograph belongs to her uncle, and had not been played for 25 years.
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