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Where Credit is Due

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Where Credit is Due

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.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 4:04:00 PM
    I have a cousin who has a part in a new show that is coming. The last ship on tnt, should start in the fall I guess. Malissa Netling, I think is her name. Close ha? :) She's my mom's sister's granddaughter. :) I don't think I've ever met her. But I know her mom. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Like you, I watch and encourage others to watch the credits. Unfortunately, I don't attend movies at theaters very much any more, although I enjoy them (for the most part) when I do go. I enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:15:00 PM
    You are so right about this Ilene, I never watch the credits either. I guess I just like the story. The good writer gets all my attention. sadly this is true. Enjoyed you words, my friend...peter