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Red Violin

Mirella looked at her violin, the same hue
of red as the violin in that movie.
How she wished she could play as sweetly as
it’s previous owners. Impossible!

There was only so much the public school system
could do, Mr. Peppa the music instructor told her mother.
Special training was required.
There was an extraordinary music
camp that summer, he told her the cost.

She watched her Ma lower her head in shame. Impossible.

Her fingers traced the outline of her prized gift.
Mirella sadly began to play Edelweiss repeatedly.
Each rendition better than the last. Anything is possible!

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