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Opening Night

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Opening Night

 There was a quiver of fear,
 of failure and of terror.
 The audience was out there,
 waiting like a lion, silent,
 eyes glittering in anticipation.
 A thin veil seperates us,
 reality and safety, 
two different things.
 Taking deep breaths, calming
 my very soul, flighty as it is.
 And then I take the plunge
 into the known unknown.
 For a moment, my heart stops;
 I feel completely faint.
 I am going to die, I know it;
 This entire thing was a mistake.
 And then I open my mouth
 and so begins the play.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 5:03:00 PM
    great, the audience like a lion, reality and safety two different things and the witty last two lines