Key of C
by Clint Brown, a friend
Well C Minor, this is it.
This is the last time that you will ever
play in this key.
It’s sad, I know.
You can no longer go off pitch
and blame it on the fact that
you are younger than most
of those around you.
When you are in the park at night,
playing glow-in-the-dark ultimate frisbee
you can no longer say the the police officer…
“Hey, I’m only a kid!”
This new year that marks the beginning
of a new installment of your
life will be completely different
than any other year you have yet experienced.
As you become C Major,
I request that you surround yourself
with friends that are similar to a legato,
that you glissando through adventures,
that you have a never ending crescendo
to these next few years, and maybe even
the rest of this musical score that you call life.
But whatever happens, make sure that you
stage this musical number well.
Hopefully by the end of this performance
you can walk out on stage
and give a final bow with pride,
and know that you end your run of this show
with happiness in your heart.
I remain forever a composer to your life,
Key of C