Hallway

As I stand in a side hallway of a bustling school,

I see people, tired, worried, laughing.

I hear the muted sound of gorgeous voices from a small chamber,

And beautiful music from a raised room.

I see the actors and actresses of the new generation,

Outrageous clothing, always acting,

Even when they're not on stage.

As I ascend the stairs towards the lifting music,

I see small glimpses of instruments peeking around the corner.

When I enter the room I see students,

Just starting their fleeting lives as musicians.

It's a beautiful sight to see,

A flicker of hope and life in this scheduled and dreary life.