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Jamais Jun 2014
I am the greatest actor this world has ever seen
Before words were possible, my eyes lied to you
You can look in them and try and make sense of a feeling
But no feeling exist there

The outside is serene
Yet the innermost part is a tumultuous storm
You never see me chocking
Sinking lower and lower
As my heart is ravenously clenched in fear

I read my lines well
Everything I say is rehearsed
Practiced in a mirror as I gaze at my reflection
I realize how realistic the acting is
It could convince anyone without strain
Yet it can’t seem to convince me

Because I am the ultimate critic
Every motion, every breath is speculated
The performance must be impeccable
It must leave the audience applauding
Because when the light go down it all changes
The shell cracks and the naked skin is exposed
And this can never be seen
For if the magic of the theater is demolished
The realities of life become too great
And the magic will never again be realized

So I choose to take on this role
Perfect it everyday
Delve deeper and deeper into the character
And loose myself more and more along the way

— The End —