My Life in Pages

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All I ever wanted was to see my life in pages.
Yet I am frightened.
I feel the soft red velvet of a concealing stage curtain.
I scream the words I long for you to hear, yet I remain hidden.
The spotlight searches for the voice.
My voice.
Do I want to be seen?
Is there even an audience?
I want to be remembered.
I want my name, my words, my thoughts, my dreams, my hopes, my wishes, my fears,
On paper.
In books.
On shelves.
In memories.
I want to be heard.
To be seen.
I see the audience waiting.
Should I step into the spotlight?
Shall I pour everything I am into my writing for you to judge?
Will you like me?
Will you hear me?
Would you listen?
The spotlight searches the darkness,
the audience awaits.
I am stepping out from this soft red velvet curtain and into the spotlight.
This fear is overpowering.
The audience is smiling.
'Go on' they urge, 'We'll give you a chance. We'll listen. Give us everything and we'll remember you. Prepare to see your life in pages.'





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Blue4 said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 8:27 am
Very nice poem, your message is very interesting and thought provoking. The only thing you might want to work on is that some lines have so many words. Sometimes, less is more :) Can you please look at some of my work, rate, and tell me what you think? (Especially "Time")
 
MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Sure. And thank you :)
 
Snake_Tounge said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm
Again . . . . . speechless . . .
 
MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Thank you so much :)
 
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