The Actress

June 19, 2011
By OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi

From where I sit amongst the crowd,
Exclaiming from either joy or wonder,
I scrutinize the private affairs
Of a new and foreign world
From a sea of expectant faces
Captivated by the shimmering, pale beauty
Emerging from the shadows like a thick curtain

The atmosphere is heavy upon me
As I am unable to shift my gaze
And, though I know of her gentle love and kindness,
This woman before me piques my interest,
Blending her frail, angelic disposition
With an oddly immense voice
That seems to demand my utmost attention

But, as the magic of the night fades
And the moment of adventure has passed,
I am left at somewhat of a loss
As I attempt to embrace an overwhelming sense of longing,
Conflicted and incomplete until our next encounter

The author's comments:
Just a different take on a night at the theatre. I've seen the one I love in many performances... So I decided to write this for her alter-ego on the stage.

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