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On

Out of the blue it dawned on me
he really meant it when he said
"all the world's a stage."
We play around our little parts
some parrot all their lines away
some get cold feet and then they run.
and there are those who madly stick
around and put their hearts to it
making their own lines as they play.

Across the Globe everyone's giving
their own special minute performance,
the world's a stage
the stage means merely
you're not the only star out there
neither the shiniest for that matter.

The stage exists there to remind you
everyone laughs, loves, cries and ponders
everyone lives and plays and wonders.
There's One who attends every performance,
Who's critic, audience and director.
Step up and well your lines deliver
and you will hear Him clap and shiver.




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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:55:00 AM

    AA, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:56:00 AM

    Cause he's the great critic forgiver? :)

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou Date: 10/30/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually, yes. there is one big difference between cinema actors and theatre actors. the first do exactly as they're told, since they listen to the director all the way through rehearsals and final performance. But theatre actors, just like people in their lives, listen to their instructions, but on stage they are on their own. They keep to the text or they improvise. it's up to them...
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 3:39:00 AM

    ...they have their exits and entrances...

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou Date: 10/27/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shakespeare has said it all, hasn't he?
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 12:33:00 PM

    Yea ! we are the robotic actors in the earth,the big stage.So good theme....We play around our little parts such a true line.Hugs and love...

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 4:48:00 AM

    To be on stage is a tremendous responsibility, few though realize the moral obligation they have to perform well their part without destroying some else's performance to be noticed! Excellent work!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:03:00 PM

    Excellent free verse. Esoteric rhythm, fast evolving contemplation, philosophical process and directive. A 7. Thank you for a fave. G.

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou Date: 9/29/2013 2:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a lot Giorgio for your kind and elaborate comment. Archontoula
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 12:01:00 AM

    It's simply fantastic, especially the last stanza! Since I know you well, stick to the stage of poetry and write write write. You've got a great talent and the Triune One up above gives the talents for a reason.