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Life is comparable to a book
Which would make today a page
Don't dream of the drama unfolding
Act it out upon the stage

If the stage is your lonely room
And the theatre is your home
Then why not be the protagonist
Heroes never die alone

If you are treading those boards tonight
Then be careful how you go
Show the world and open your mind
To learn things that remain unknown

And if you are the director
Make sure the cast know their lines
If their actions stray away from the plot
Then cast them out of your life

If you are seeking attention
Awaiting ovation from the stalls
Be sure to do something worthy
Before the last curtain falls

Our fallen hero or heroine
Will rise for their final applause
Unlike a play we've no such luxury
For us there will be no encore
I have just started a group called #TheDesireProject for poets.

Join if you like. It's still very early days but if enough people show interest it could be very cool :)

ps. i have no idea how to run a group lol :D
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Ooh, I was in theater programs as a kid so I could really understand this one. Quite clever :)
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   General Artist
Thank you. I would love to be on stage but I always imagine i would be so nervous and forget my lines lol :)
KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I was never anything too important. My high school did Grease one year and they had the band on stage instead of the pit but that was the most important thing I have ever been, though I almost smacked the girl singing the song I had a solo in because she pretty much doubled the tempo and therefore my notes just sounded like a slur. Got to paint my face orange once as a background character, stuff like that. I would look into it and try it at least once.
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   General Artist
that does sound really cool. Grease is one of my favourite movies of all time :)
KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
They had fake cigarettes that blew out powder when you puffed it. And then we were fortunate enough to have a choreographer who would come in and helped us with the big dance scene. I felt a little bad because before my grade  (and maybe a few above) was the golden age for the choir teacher, who was amazing, and then when we left, she was left with very few powerful voices and double timers (band and choir like I was). The main reason I did Grease though was the band teacher could only get one tenor sax, me, to do the part and she, a trumpet player, did the second part. She always had the bass and drums covered and the choir teacher always did the piano. Sadly, I think the audience could only hear her at times because she hadn't played a tenor sax in Thirty-FIVE years and squeaked until the last few performances.
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   General Artist
it must have been awesome having choreographer in. We never had anything like that.

So cool that you play the tenor sax too. I play guitar myself and am trying to teach myself piano. Love the Grease soundtrack too.
KikuMizu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I learned piano first, though all I can remember to play now is carol of the bells and not a very hard one. It is easy to find music for both the piano and guitar but harder for a sax unless you go into jazz. Thankfully, that is all I did in high school other than marching band. Grease isn't as hard as it sounds but you would be amazed at how little of it we had in the play. Our bass player had to play the little solo bit but we went along without it for the rest. Then again, what other play is there that has only two tenors as their woodwinds...? Awfully strange.
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   General Artist
yeah, not much popular music seems to have saxophone nowadays. Its a shame because its a beautiful sound. I love Gerry Raffertys 'Baker Street'.  That alone would make me want to learn sax lol
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mentalandlovingit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, a fantastic representation of a fantasic and deep lesson that we should all learn to live our lives by.
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
i hope so :) when i write these things i am sort of trying to tell myself to do things too lol

thanks for commenting :)
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