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Acting Out My Life

May 19, 2011
By rainonroses GOLD, Dayton, Ohio
rainonroses GOLD, Dayton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."-Judy Garland

I'm acting out a scene,
But I don't know the lines,
He's ignoring me again,
She's staring at me too hard,
I turn around,
I'm dying to make my exit,
But the curtains won't close,
The audience is leaning in,
I'm under so much pressure,
My smile is frozen on my face,
As I avoid his eyes,
He can't take anything from me,
Unless I let him.
I won't let him,
I laugh too hard,
At a joke my friend tells,
No one would ever know,
I'm so uncomfortable,
Acting is my shield,
And my smile my sword,
I want to get out of here,
Feel like a deer in the headlights,
Or it is a spotlight,
That's blinding me now?
I'm so much better than this,
At least I pray I am,
But I'm still falling back,
To what I keep putting behind me,
But I keep my head up,
He can't take anything from me,
Unless I let him,
I won't let him....
End scene.

The author's comments:
Partially inspired by this quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."- Elinor Roosevelt
Mostly inspired by my life. :)

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