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Ode To The Stage

April 19, 2018
By KPolaski BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
KPolaski BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not fear Death but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live." ~ Tuck Everlasting

Woodchips linger in the air of a set newly built
The smell of dust and paint lingers in my nose
It rushes through my body filling me with new passions
It travels to my heart, making it shine when I walk through the door
I am living.


Echoes of voices and stories hang in the air
If I close my eyes I can see them
The actors who came before me, onstage.
They are living.


A costume slips itself over my shoulders
Lavish cloth on common, unadorned skin
I turn to the mirror and smile
I am no longer me, I am someone else
Onstage. Today.
And they are living.


Backstage someone grabs my hand
We are feeling all the same things
Thinking all the same thoughts
Without having to say a word
Our hearts beat together and
We are living.


The spotlight is hot on my face
I close my eyes and soak it in
Etching every detail into my memory
Applause washes over me in waves
I am living.


And it feels just like it did
The first time
I lived.

The author's comments:

A piece I wrote last year during a show. 

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on Jul. 14 2018 at 1:11 pm
ahmontgomery GOLD, Eminence, Kentucky
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Wow! I am a HUGE theater kid! I've been in a lot of shows and was actually getting ready to prepare for an audition when I read this! I absolutely love it, this totally describes it all! GREAT WORK!

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