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Stage Fright

August 26, 2014
By phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

I'm on stage

Thinking I can do this

I can do anything I want

Because I believe in myself

I can sing in front of people

Just like I’ve always believed


Eyes open wide

Staring into the crowd

I can’t do this

I can’t open my mouth and let myself go

Let myself sing

Let myself be heard

Let the melody from inside me be heard


I am afraid to go on

Becoming dizzier spinning faster

Inside my head


Eyes open

I am sitting in the audience watching the stage

No longer am I up there

For people to see

For people to judge me

To hear the voice I know I have

A voice that can sing the melody


I have made the right choice

In singing here

In the audience

Not letting myself feel the embarrassment

Of messing up


I made the right choice in not letting

Myself sing to the world

Sing as I’ve always wanted

Because I am afraid


Ive made the right choice



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