The audience roars, and cheers, and applauds,
And even gives a standing ovation
I bask in that sweet glory of success
For I gave life to a character,
Bared my heart and soul,
Performed my best despite imperfection
I shudder at acrid moments
Of voice cracking,
And forgotten lines,
And messed up blocking
But the show must go on as they always do
The tension and drama behind the scenes
The divas being divas
The rehearsal blues
You practice, and practice, and practice some more
All spicing up the total experience
Music swelling
Spotlight dimming
Curtains closing
Head to the exit
Bittersweet goodbye

Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

10 thoughts on “Stage”

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