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Standing Ovation

November 21, 2011
By skywriter PLATINUM, Hood River, Oregon
skywriter PLATINUM, Hood River, Oregon
24 articles 11 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The first draft of anything is crap."

The cast runs offstage for one last scene.
I sprint to the greenroom, tearing off my hairpiece and
casting off my gloves. I pin on my crown for one last dance.

We wait,
hidden in the wings.
Watching the epilogue to our lives for the last
four months.
This is the end.

I adjust my crown, draw on the complicated swirls and color
them with magic.
I shake sparkles on my face, fluff my dress--
this is the last time I'll ever do this bow.

The ensemble runs on, grabs
each other's hands in rowdy
and bows, laughing and applauding.

The stage is empty:
it's time.
I smile, do a tiny skip-step
and run
delicately: like a goddess on earth
to center stage.
The bright lights from above sparkle on my face,
lighting it with joy.
I bow.

Standing ovation.

The author's comments:
I just recently finished a play in which I had a ballet solo role. This is my thoughts on bowing to a full house.

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on Nov. 28 2011 at 11:20 am
dakotawright SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix

Great Imagery!

on Nov. 28 2011 at 10:32 am
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

I love the imagery in this poem! As I read it, I felt like I shared the experience with you. Great explanations. Keep writing. Maybe you could review some of my work.

on Nov. 27 2011 at 4:39 pm
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)

Sounds like you had a great experience. Very good job at writing it out. :)