Performing

Written by: ilene bauer

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.