Poem -

Showtime!

Showtime!

Mirror, mirror
Who am I 
Liar liar
Social pariah
Stage show 
But all alone
Powdered face 
Self medicate 
It must go on

It's Showtime! 

I can't go on
I'm too frail
I take pills
To hide the pain
Can you see
Me now
Through my eyes
Can you see
My cries 
It must go on

It's Showtime! 

A stage whisper 
My heart 
Beats louder 
A self harmer 
My arms
Show torture 
Mirror, mirror 
Look at me now
Broken and down
It must go on

It's Showtime! 

Five minutes
And you're on
No reflection 
I'm now gone
Another pill
Another drink
This business
Is out to kill me

But I'm told...
It must go on! 

It's Showtime! 

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Gerard McGowan

Life is but a stage. I really love this site, I can change my character whenever I choose. Brilliant piece.

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Tina

👏👏👏  well written!  I saw a programme once about the life of Judy Garland. Her studio even gave her pills? And she drank. And yet still she performed.  This poem of yours brought that programme straight to my mind. Good work!

Tina x

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Tina, I'm glad I brought an image to your mind with this write! I've just posted a one called, are you still there mom? I woke up this morning and straight away thought of this, don't ask me why ha think in weird ha 😊 thanks again Tina! X 

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Nigel Cresswell

Excellent poem! I studied drama at uni until I had an epiphany and realised I really hate having to walk on stage. Our year one performance our lecturer suggested cocaine.

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Wayne Stubbs

Really! And that's a lecturer suggesting that, a person you look for guidance and support! How the other world has secrets in the closets eh?! Thanks very much Nigel your support is appreciated 😊 

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Tony Taylor

Hey WAYNE!!......I too was involved in theatre in school and professionally......this is the kind of write that many back stage dressing rooms would admire!!.....It's a stellar use of formatting in the delivery insightful poetic prose.......a truly astute glimpse!!.....ALL STARS!!....well done dear poet brother!!.......Kings To You!!.......peace-n-stuff!!.......T xo

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Wayne Stubbs

👏👏👏 thank you brother poet! Very true, in writing this it's opened up a can of worms of reality! Thanks again sir! 😊 

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Shorty Green

This is such a strong poem I can relate too x

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Wayne Stubbs

When the lights are on its time to shine apparently, thanks for reading 😊💓

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