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Opening Night

September 11, 2009
By Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.


Bright lights
Screaming crowd
Confusion everywhere
It’s a very important night
Your heart is pounding so fast you think it might burst
Goosebumps rise on your arm
Get into your wardrobe
Get your make-up done
Get your hair fixed
Props are being pushed back and forth
The director is shouting out orders
A volcano of butterflies erupts into your stomach
You can’t sit still
You bite your nails
Your fingers tap nervously
This anxiety is frightening yet thrilling
Then, it’s time
The orchestra starts to play
The red, velvet curtain parts
You step out onto the stage
All eyes are on you
A rush of adrenaline shoots through your body


The author's comments:
I had to write this for school. Please comment!

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on Dec. 23 2009 at 8:10 am
MssyBunniQ22 BRONZE, Psl, Florida
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Thats exactly how I feel when I get ready to act on stage with thousands of ppl. Keep on writing!

-hehe much luv Daniellle

on Oct. 2 2009 at 1:49 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

I will. Thank you :)

on Oct. 2 2009 at 11:12 am
shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
72 articles 3 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I've learned about life in three words; it goes on." -Robert Frost

loveddd ittt >.< make more!

on Oct. 1 2009 at 12:14 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Cool, you're an actress! I'm sort of like a wanna-be actress, I guess.

on Oct. 1 2009 at 11:52 am
kendraelysia SILVER, Turner, Maine
9 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To risk nothing is to risk everything."

I am an actress so I absolutely loved this poem. Definitely sums up all the feeling. :)

on Sep. 30 2009 at 4:26 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Wow, you're very welcome. I had no idea my poem would be an inspiration. It is hard to put feelings into words sometimes, but as long as you get your thoughts out on paper, it really helps.

LunaMica said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 3:54 pm
I went through this feeling at camp for talent show. I could never put that feeling into writing, I don't think I even tried. But now, reading this makes me want to try to put my feelings into words, even the feelings I don't like that much. Thanks for the new found inspiration!

on Sep. 30 2009 at 3:28 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Thanks a bunch!

on Sep. 30 2009 at 3:28 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Thank you! There were no pics that fit!

Coreezy said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 12:01 pm
I enjoyed the fluency and great detail in your poem. It captured the exact feeling of being nervous and the excitement of performing. We are not sure why you have a picture of the Eiffel Tower, overall great job!

on Sep. 30 2009 at 10:11 am
dylonmichael GOLD, El Dorado, Kansas
10 articles 3 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
i have two one is "live life as if it were your last day on earth" and two is "never make some one your everything because when they leave you you have nothing"

oh ok its really good though but i just get confused so easly

on Sep. 30 2009 at 8:11 am
kawaiimusicbox BRONZE, Enfield, Maine
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I try to find meaning anywhere I can. It's the only way I know how to validate my existence.

Wonderfully written! You captured the exact feeling I get before I go on stage!

penguin35 said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 2:54 pm
It's about an actress getting ready before a play. It was just for an English assignment.

on Sep. 29 2009 at 1:17 pm
We liked the fluency and discription of your poem.

on Sep. 29 2009 at 10:41 am
dylonmichael GOLD, El Dorado, Kansas
10 articles 3 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
i have two one is "live life as if it were your last day on earth" and two is "never make some one your everything because when they leave you you have nothing"

is this for a play or are you in orchstra sorry it kind of confused me (i get confused easly)

renae said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 9:32 am
good fluency


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