The Grand Stage

January 10, 2013
By SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
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our world is often viewed as a grand stage
where we perform our stunning acts
only to leave our place of presentation
to live in memory
we forgot a crucial part-
of this grand metaphor

for the performers
it is an isolation
when the concert begins the lights dim
and the divine audience vanishes from view
and the only thing to be aware of is the performance

the audience is just a dream
they are invisible to you-
they hide behind dark shadows
in comfortable seats
while they observe and judge your doings

now the performers are aware of this unreachable mass
as they perform for its entertainment
and let them look on with all their hearts desire
whilst the performers must stay in a state of unimaginable perfection
or risk unthinkable ridicule

as the bright lights of the stage blind you
and you gaze out into the inky blackness
hoping for some kind of recognition
and when you get that thunderous applause
it is the best and most satisfying kind of euphoria

this is the same with all of us
we all hope to find something outside of this terrestrial stage
and find a higher being
another kind entity in this vast universe
so we shout into the void
hoping for someone to shout back

this has one unbearable obstacle
unlike a gracious audience-
politely applauding-
and dithering about
you can never be sure-

that it’s not just an empty auditorium

The author's comments:
I got the idea for this piece while I was on stage before my symphony's holiday concert. I spent of a great deal of the performance thinking about it. So, when I got home I immediatly sat down to wright it.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jan. 17 2013 at 1:49 pm
SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Thank you, I spent a lot of time thinking about it. My poems, like this one, are a result of me spending a lot of time thinking at random times when I should be doing smothing else..

on Jan. 17 2013 at 1:39 pm
SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Wow, that's a huge cmpliment. I am reallly glad you like it.

on Jan. 16 2013 at 8:04 pm
thegirlnamed24, Brevard, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"it is easy to love but it is hard to know when to say it out loud." Rebecca Stead

I really liked your poem it reminds me a lot of William Shakspeares all the worlds a stage

on Jan. 16 2013 at 1:09 pm
Horus-Lupercal PLATINUM, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
I reject your reality, and substitute my own. (Adam Savage)

Editors choice and no feedback yet? sheesh people, anyways. Great job, the metephor is hugley accurate and well prtrayed, as well as the subtle but distinct emotion


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