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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





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overdose1200 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 11:12 am
loveddd ittt >.< make more!
 
penguin35 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm
I will. Thank you :)
 
kendraelysia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 11:52 am
I am an actress so I absolutely loved this poem. Definitely sums up all the feeling. :)
 
penguin35 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Cool, you're an actress! I'm sort of like a wanna-be actress, I guess.
 
LunaMica said...
Sept. 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!
 
penguin35 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm
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.
 
Coreezy said...
Sept. 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!
 
penguin35 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm
Thank you! There were no pics that fit!
 
kawaiimusicbox said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 8:11 am
Wonderfully written! You captured the exact feeling I get before I go on stage!
 
penguin35 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm
Thanks a bunch!
 
~awsomeme~ <3 said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 1:17 pm
We liked the fluency and discription of your poem.
 
dylonmichael said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 10:41 am
is this for a play or are you in orchstra sorry it kind of confused me (i get confused easly)
 
penguin35 replied...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm
It's about an actress getting ready before a play. It was just for an English assignment.
 
dylonmichael replied...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 10:11 am
oh ok its really good though but i just get confused so easly
 
renae said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 9:32 am
good fluency
 
MssyBunniQ22 replied...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 8:10 am
Thats exactly how I feel when I get ready to act on stage with thousands of ppl. Keep on writing!
-hehe much luv Daniellle
 
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