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Performing

It’s fun to perform,
Being up on a stage,
To see if the audience
You might engage.

To banter your dialogue,
Belt out your song
And hope that you’ve carried
The watchers along.

To soak up their smiles
And hear their applause
Affirms you’ve succeeded,
Despite a few flaws.

For just a short time,
All that limelight is yours.
Your spirits are dancing;
Your confidence soars.

You wrap up those feelings
Like some gorgeous gift,
To open and savor
When you need a lift.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2013 1:47:00 PM

    It takes so much courage to get up on stage. For me, I am afraid I'd forget the page. Theres nothing to fear but fear itself. But for some, they never know. For they stay up on the shelf. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 4:07:00 AM

    Haha...Liked this joyous and fun poem of yours ...Enjoyed stopping by .... : ) Saanvi

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:27:00 PM

    Your poems really speak to me. Loved the last stanza. You can get such a lift when you re-read our comments and see how adored you are.

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 3:58:00 PM

    Great stuff Ilene. takes me back to my blues days when I played blues harp and sang. Wonderful memories you have opened here. Thank you for sharing....peter