the untold tale

by Maya Moore

audio: read by the author

As I entered the gates of Allendale 
Oh, an old city it was
The aura of musk 
Took heed to my senses
And the signs of acknowledgment 
Filled the atmosphere 
My fellow passersby
Were greeted with warmth

Oh, but there was something
A little unsettling
Agitating to the soul
There was a strangeness in the wind
Of uncertainty 
Was it only cast on me?
I wonder

The distinguished fellow upon my journey here
Made known to me
The myths of this enchanted place
The age-old city
With narrow, intertwining, cobbled streets
For man to tread and be left wondering
The gate within the city walls
Had an entrance known 
To be so troubling

Oh, the old city
Oh, dear old Allendale

Maya Moore (grade 9)

My name is Maya Moore and I am a freshman. When I am not in school, I like to spend my time catching up with friends, or engrossed in a good book. When I am at school you can find me at the swimming pool, training for a race coming up.

what is your main source of inspiration?

My inspiration stems from the window I look out at as I write, persuading my verbal adventure and bringing to me a sense of calmness.

what message do you hope to convey to the reader through your piece?

Through my piece, I hope to convey a sense of imagination, where the reader can sit and ponder of the meaning of my words.

what is your ideal writing environment?

Listening to a Classical piece of piano music by Beethoven, you can find me divulged in my next literary work. Ideally, next to a window, looking out at the beautiful scenery, is where the magic happens.