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Fade To Black

If we were a movie, where would we go?
If we were a movie—I guess we won’t know.
If life was a movie, would we get where we want?
If life was a movie, would it ever stop?

On the set, the cameras would start
You would try to act straight from your heart.
The marker would snap “Quiet on the set!”
You’d recite your lines—you wouldn’t forget.

If you made a mistake, you could just hit rewind—
Start again and leave it all behind.
You’d just look at the lens
And announce that you’d like to start over again.

But what will happen when the movie comes to a close?
Is it finished? Has your story been told?
Your life would be done and the credits would roll,
In your place would be a dark, empty hole.

The movie screen would fade to black
And only the box office would keep track
Of if you’re worthy of another shot—
You wouldn’t get a say in whether you’d stay or not.

Life would be a project, always being remade
The writers making changes you’d do your best to evade.
You’d live your life, scene by scene
But you’d always wonder, “What does it mean?”

If life was a movie, would we get where we want?
If life was a movie, would it ever stop?
If we were a movie, where would we go?
If we were a movie—I guess we won’t know.



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booklover04 said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

hey i saw this poem on yahoo answers :)

i love the flow and simplicty that the poem has...but remember that repition is a powerful thing and i think you repeated "if we were a movie" too much...maybe you should change that..just a thought! :)

would you mind checking out my poem "Army Miracles"? Thanks!

 
Y!A Gurl said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:36 am
You are very very talented!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!
 
Jessie said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Amazing :)

Would love to see more.

Keep it up!

 
Seamus said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 1:27 am
Loved it! Who ever this brilliant author is should keep writing. Sincerely, the world
 
Kathryn712 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 8:44 am
Well, geeee Devon! x)
 
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