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The Actor

August 4, 2014
By ACkYeFirst SILVER, New London, Connecticut
ACkYeFirst SILVER, New London, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"If you listen to the beat and hear what's in your soul, you'll never let anyone steal your rock 'n' roll." - Memphis: A New Musical

Eyes of glass illuminate a face locked in a dream.
A world, only a feet few beyond,
That seizes and holds him.
A barrier stands, the wall unbroken.
Lights shine through the impenetrable invisibility,
Catch the glass, ignite a spirit that crosses the stage,
Turns, comes back to him.
Who is this man,
Who wears a suit of personality
Sewn by hand in recitation,
Pinned into shape with actions and motion?
Color bleeds from the wall,
Darkness recedes,
Flaming words and sparks leaping from his eyes
Melt the barrier.
He rises, stares, speaks.
Fixed upon him, shapeless faces beyond the world
Grope for a flicker of the man
Hidden beneath the actor.

The author's comments:
Inspired by a particularly remarkable actor's performance I witnessed, I conjured up this sort of ode to one of my favorite passions.

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