Thursday, May 8

On Stage



The Play’s The Thing

A sudden shutter clicks and doorways open.
Sunlight lays its hands upon my head
and energy cascades about my form.
It brings a scene shift on the stage of life
and I, as actor, need a different script
to follow.  Playwright, do you heed my words?
The backdrop changes daily. I have learned
that standing in the wings is not enough.
It's time to enter right and play my part.


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18 comments:

  1. The frustrated wanna-be actor in me loves this!!! Meaningful on so many levels ....

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  2. true...life doesnt wait on us to decide to wake up and play our part
    and all too often we need to find a new script to go with it...smiles.

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  3. The decision to play does not come easy. I have been known to cower in the shadows hoping that the lights are cut off.

    Enjoy your weekend Jinksy.

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  4. yes time decides when to enter the stage...before that we have to wait with patience

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  5. good one, we all are here to play our parts...........

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  6. I'm glad there's someone else who feels the script is changing faster than the scenery.

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  7. A good poem to think on... takes courage to go onstage but it is what we're meant to do.

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  8. True, clever. The play not only captures a conscience, it also brings one alive.

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  9. i echo both Brian and Slamdunk. a first step toward the mark on stage

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  10. I suffer from stage fright, both in the real world and in the mind, but the times I've forced myself to perform on an actual stage it's always felt better afterwards. I can't remember what's happened on stage, but that's OK once it's over. We all have to try though... Very inspiring poem!

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  11. I love that . . . time to enter right and play our part. Oh yes.

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  12. I want another script as well....so much truth of life in this Jinksy! :-)

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  13. I so relate to this poem. I require a script change myself! Good one!

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  14. So true .. but isn't it sometimes better to be your own playwright as well

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  15. you know what? i really need a new script. better get to work, i guess. thanks for this, Jinks!

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  16. I wish there were a producer and director to find me the right script. All this impromptu acting can be a challenge. Nice writing.
    Steve K.

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  17. Ah, wonderful! This reminds me of the quote,
    “All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” ― Seán O'Casey

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