Exit, Stage Left

May 6, 2011
By L.Shiplett SILVER, Mebane, North Carolina
L.Shiplett SILVER, Mebane, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. -Langston Hughes

I pace.
My mind, my feet
Back and forth, back and-
wait, is that his voice?
The lights down low, enough to see
everything I don't want to.
Cue lights, stage right, curtain up,
Here I go
flash a smile, convice them all!
Convince yourself,
yeah, you're alright.
Walk off stage, but,
my act never ends.
I turn a blind eye to the truth and
keep the charade
Because the best actors
don't act on a stage.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired from an experience I had a few months ago. I hope to convey the feeling that so many people have every day - that they have to act or pretend that they're okay, even when something is killing them inside.

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