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Kayal Sep 6
"Ladies and Gentlemen... Here comes the..."
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The artist walks towards the stage as he hears the cue,
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"Costume, check.
Makeup, check.
Smile, check.
Confidence, check"
He ticks all his mind checklist for one last time
as he walks towards the spotlight
just like those fireflies attracted to lights.
Getting out of the backstage
leaving behind all his doubts and worries,
His courage steps on to his own canvas
to create his own masterpiece.

Amidst the dramatic lights and
music that stirs emotions,
Given all the audience's attention
Feels like he is the center of gravity
attracting all the curious eyes.

Holding in a dynamic mix of
excitement, nervousness and boundless happiness
He bursts out his hardwork and professionalism.
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"Thank you"
With the ending note
all he remembers is the applause
and the audience reactions
that mirrored exactly what he imagined
while creating the masterpiece,
and his performance remains
like a lucid dream in his memory.

As he walks down the stage
anybody could see the satisfaction
he proudly carries over his shoulders.
Nigdaw Aug 31
where Hollywood's celluloid dream
is reflected off silver screen
into the consciousness
of audience's expectations
sitting
in amphitheatre auditoriums
amid
whispered conversations
plot revelations
spoiler alert
sweet packet crinkle
coke slurp
popcorn rustle
where held hands
make promises breached
bases reached
love declared
for a fumble on a back seat
childhoods spent
getting out from under
grownups feet
the good guys won
the bad guys wore black
where a thousand shots fired
nobody died
in the end
aching legs brought to life
to leave with
a head full of stories
unrelated to real life
Heavy Hearted Aug 12
One thing I can show you-
As if my love understands, or could do,
All of the things that the happy people knew,

The lessons we teach, are taught back to us too.

I won't know you again, right on by my side,
As my dreams whirlpool,  we're pulled under riptides
May I find, and then loose, you on this earthly ride-

May you glimpse my real pain, on this final bedside.
A collaborative
ShadowSpy Aug 8
My lifes a show
Filled with sorrow and danger
Its not promising film
You'll hear them say
As the scenes
Play across the screen
I glance at the audience
The theatre is empty
Except for me
I reach down and stuff
A handful of popcorn
Into my mouth
Hoping that'll stop the sobs
Even though
Theres no one watching
ill tell you, my lifes probably not the movie youll buy a ticket for
JAC Jul 30
How do we
show you that
this is not
something we
want to be
fighting for
'til we pass
torches to
children who
just begin
fighting where
we left off?
A little on the note, but it probably isn't the time for subtext anyway.
Black lives matter.
Afreen Jul 11
Time slips away,
as you prepare my
farewell;
And I drown into
the ocean of thoughts,
unprepared, alone
as I gnaw at my cage
relentless,
as the pomp
is heard outside.
The wings cut off and
freedom seized for
the shallow prestige
of the vultures.
The words given, now
wash away with
the water,
as I desperately try to
find it,
and identity and faces
changed for the
benefit of some.
The boneless spectators,
watch as I am
made to dance,
in the show of Honour.
As I become "dignified".
Daa Rajab Jun 23
It might be said:

It really does wrench your insides
As the incandescent waters
Rushing down the narrow riverbank
Quicker than your trail of sight.
But it's just me again
And the dramatised plight
Paved into my heart.
I can definitely say that my emotions are dramatised at times.
Savio Fonseca Jun 20
I read all your Poems,
U wrote to Me years Ago.
Reading them......My Tears,
began to Show.
My running Tears,
now have no place to Go.
So I'm holding them as Souvenirs,
for U......each time they Flow.
Big Virge Jun 18
Ya Know .....

I Like A GOOD Show ...
When It's Done ... WELL ... !!!!!

From Concerts To Dramas ...
To Flicks That Hit HARDER ...
Than ... ABUSIVE Partners ... !!!!

Shows That EXPOSE ...
How Low People Go ...
Are Also The Type ...
That INSPIRE Rhymes ...
That Show How My Mind ...
Is Prone To Design ...
Wordplay That grOWS ...
And Eventually FLOWS ...
Like ... Lyrical PRO's ... !!!!

Which Just Goes To Show ...
That Sometimes What's BITTER ...
Can Turn Into ... " GOLD " ... !!!

GOLDEN Like ... " Globes " ...
At Those Award Shows ... !!!

From TV ... To Music ...
Award Shows Be CHOOSING ...
ALL Kinds of ... " Creators " ... !!!!!!!!!
Show STOPPERS And Makers ...
of Shows Put To Paper ...
That Somehow Much Later ...
Become Something GREATER ... !!!!!!

Than ... P.O.T.U.S Debaters ... !!!

Whose Shows Are A JOKE ...
Because They ... Like Coc' ...
Are Just Good For DOPES ... !!!!
WITHOUT ... " Ali's ROPE " ... !!!!!!

Things That They ... " Quote " ...
Just Show That Their Notes ...
Are DUD Like ... The HOPE ...
They CLAIM They'll PROVIDE ...
For ... " Citizens' Lives ' " ... !!!!

ALL SHOW But What's TOLD ... ?
As Their Show ... UNFOLDS ...
Is A ... WHOLE HEAP of TELL ...
That Has Some FOUL SMELLS ... !!!!!

"He SAYS THIS And She SAYS THAT !"

Only To FIND That Their Show's Built To ... " TRAP " ...
People Like RATS When Cats REFUSE NAPS ... !!!!!
And Government Plans That Leave Foreign Lands ...

In ...... MURDEROUS Hands ...... !!!!!

Kind of Like ... YEAH ...
That Show ... " HOMELAND " ... !?!

But Of Course WHAT They Show ...
Is How They CONTROL Their Soldiers Like DRONES ... !!!!!

To SHOW ... NO REMORSE ... !!!
When KILLING'S The Course ...
That They CHOOSE To FOLLOW ... ?!?
That Leave People HOLLOW ... !?!

FILLED UP With HOLES ... !!!
Like Shows That EXPOSE ...
A LACK of PRECISION ...
In How They're DELIVERED ... !!!!!

Shows That Are Given ...
By Heads Who DON'T Listen ...

So Find That Their Thinking ...
Is FAR FROM ...... Positioned ......
From Places Where BUILDING ...
HELPS Them ... Make A Living ... !!!

The Path That I've CHOSEN ...
Has Shown That When Written ...
Big Virge Words Are POTENT ... !!!

So REJECT The ... " Notion " ...
of ... Impossible Missions ... !!!!!

I Show Up Like ... " COCHRAN' " ...
WITHOUT ... OJ Simpson ... !!!!!

Making A ... " KILLING " ...
WITHOUT Facing Prison ... !!!

So YES Now You KNOW ...
That When My Pen FLOWS ...

Whether DRIVEN By Rhythm ...
Or Just ... Simple Prose ...

It's REALLY A ... " Given " ...
That Things ... " Big Virge Written " ...

When Taken From Page ...
And Spoken On Stage ...
Or ON ... Lines of BASS ...

DISPLAY What Is Known ...

As YES A ... Good ...

......... " SHOW " .......
It's Clearly ALL ABOUT The ... " Show " ...
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