When the Pressure is Too Much

August 18, 2012
By musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"...in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world."


I stare at the audience.

They all wait in anticipation, expecting greatness, perfection,

Things I don’t have.

They look at me.

I look at them.

I can’t breathe.

She tells me to sing, to open my mouth and let the words flow,

The woman who didn’t support me before,

My mother.

I lift the microphone to my lips.

I open my mouth.

I let the first word come out in song,

But my voice shakes,

And I stop,

And I close my mouth,

And I drop the microphone.

The loud noise that sounds makes me turn to my mother

Who’s now crying backstage.

And I run away.


The author's comments:
They all want me to perform now that I've proven that I'm good enough. But I'm scared.

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