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For One Moment

For One Moment An aging actress Standing on the stage Her legs are withered and weak Her looks have disappeared with age She has played a thousand roles Harlot, mother, daughter and nun She played them all She became them all Now, she recites lines from her favorite play But there is no applause There are no fans in the empty room She stands alone Unloved and unremembered One last line The curtain will fall on her performance She has become just a footnote Someone just mentioned theatre classes If even then But standing on a stage in an empty theatre For that moment she is a star

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 6/1/2012 6:07:00 AM
I have enjoyed reading your excellent writing this morning Robert. I hope you will continue to write and share your words with us. Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and love. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/1/2012 12:18:00 AM
Oh Poet of Poets what a beautiful piece of writing! Bravo!
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Date: 5/31/2012 6:17:00 PM
Hello, Robert!! i can take that one moment and turn it into an eternity.. a moment to live for... , thank you for sharing* Take care~ Always..PD.
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Date: 5/31/2012 1:32:00 PM
An excellent write, Robert. I enjoyed reading this poignant piece. I'm placing this on my favorites list. Love, Kim
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Date: 5/31/2012 12:16:00 PM
last performance,throw a rose,loved it
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Date: 5/31/2012 12:07:00 PM
A great moment. - Very well done Robert. - oxox Anne-Lise
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