The movie ends, the credits start;
The audience starts going.
Most don’t give a hoot about
The credits that start showing.
They might wait for the actors’ names
But then they’re out the door,
Assuming all that info’s
Something they can just ignore.
I once was told to seek a name –
A friend’s son in the biz,
And when the names scrolled by, I was
Excited to see his.
It made me think of all that work –
To set each scene or edit,
For such a quick acknowledgement
And none to see your credit.
And so I sit and watch the list
Of all the cast and crew,
For in the audience, we should
Give credit where it’s due.