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After the Play

I entered a contest for plays;
I’d hoped for approval and praise.
	The audience cheered
	And nobody jeered
And I even was given bouquets!

We followed the show with a dinner.
I grinned like the grinniest grinner.
	The feelings that flowed
	And the way that I glowed
Would convince someone I was the winner.

Today they confirmed what I knew – 
My chances for glory are through.
	But still, though I lost,
	There were barriers crossed
And I made an impressive debut.

The lesson I learned from this chance
Is that fortunes don’t always advance;
	But if you never try
	You’ll be wondering why
You’re the wallflower watching the dance.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 1:28:00 PM
    I love limericks. I've written and performed in some plays too...I always think moments before I go out, "I can't do this."...but then I just let it all hang out...and I Love It!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Ilene...I LOVED this! :) Good for you for deciding not to be a wall flower...just a lovely flower! :) My favorite line? I grinned like the grinniest grinner. You go, girl! ;) Yes...ok...maybe that was way over the top, but you know what i mean? Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:31:00 PM
    ilene great set of limericks....David