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Outside Looking In
You do not know why you went up.
Hands shaking knees aching and quaking.
Going up on a stage for the first time its one milestone in a billion.
Going up on a stage for the first time can be hideous.
You will believe you are insignificant.
You will not receive a dazzling role.
You will be bossed and jabbed around with nothing to do.
You will be stuck in a cage like a lion.
You will be learning how to walk again like an infant.
You will stumble and slide on what is known as the acting pole.
You won't be noticed, you won't have a spotlight.
You'll feel useless careless and you will trip and fall.
Yet you still show up every practice and stand tall.
Yet you try hard memorizing every other part with delight.
Even if you are a small role, believe you are the biggest role of all.
Look out on the stage with glistening eyes.
Do not care if any of your relatives stopped by.
Let your character scream and shout.
Break free from the strings the stage brings.
Let it shout because one day there will be no doubt...
You will be the one everyone talks about.