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The Thespian

Playing a Role

By Dan R FowlerPublished about a month ago 1 min read
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The Thespian

Some have lectured me, some have taught,

Some have whispered, the knowledge I’ve sought.

But few have touched me down to my soul,

With words like magic that I keep now that I’m old.

We’ve all read a sonnet, a poem, a story,

One that touches us, holds us in its glory.

But few have lifted me from despair that I’ve known,

As I’ve fought to be a part of life even now that I’m grown.

Clowns and parades, movie studios and reels,

All seem as a backdrop, ones that keep me thrilled.

It’s all an act, this life that we all proclaim,

Even though through the sunshine and rain, I still remain.

The crowds all shout, “Give us more, encore, encore!”

As I struggle with the costumes even those I adore.

But the show must go on through the wind and the rain,

From early morning till late evening that’s why they came.

An actor, a pretender, a thespian fully clad,

My younger version was spontaneous, an excited lad.

So turn down the lights, silence the crowd,

For the curtains are opening and I’ve donned my shroud.

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Dan R Fowler

Dan R. Fowler. https://www.amazon.com/Verge-Dan-R-Fowler. Completed 41 novels since 2017. Screenplay being shopped by Voyage Media, LA, CA

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