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ON STAGE DREAMS

ON STAGE DREAMS On rare nights, those bubbling dreams return. My heart, thumps madly, tummy all achurn. For I once again get to relive that joy, it’s so splendiferous. To make an audience, happy, feeling I make a difference! The stage lights blinded me from seeing the audience, like a thick San Francisco fog. But I was able to make them laugh, never mind the smoky billowing smog. It’s miraculous to create a relationship with people I could not really see. Was I ever nervous~ surely, you must be kidding! Every time I walked up the stairs to perform,I would have preferred to be on a mountaintop, skiing! My back ran with water, it felt like Niagara falls, but that had to be ignored, because it was with them, I wanted to score. The appreciation and love by an audience is the biggest gift ever. Braver ones, came to me to express their friendship and appreciation, later. If only, I could do it all over~ I can’t, the times on the clock cannot be rolled back. Writing humor, for this poet, lacks the intense joy of immediate human joy and interaction. I wish I could do so, but my brain finds writing it, dull with no stage light refraction. I admire the poets who can pen funny poems with professional hilarity. But for this poet, the lack of human laughter is such a great disparity. So, thank you poets who have this gift, write on, do~ it gives this retired comedienne, a joyous lift! Thank you, Fellow Poets Panagiota 9/24/2022

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Date: 9/25/2022 9:26:00 AM
When I screwed up, my uncle Vinny use to tell me, “40,000 comedians out of work...and you want to be a Comedian.” I sure did. Don't we all? Priests/priestesses of laughter. Genies of Irrupting Smiles. Gods and Goddesses of the Joyful Roar.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/2/2022 8:53:00 AM
Joe, sorry I did not see your second comment till today, 8:30 am. pST. I never thought I was doing a good thing. Like lifting people up. No way. For me, Prince I got more out of a show than they did. A sense of accomplishment. Getting over a mountain of fear. Writing poetry is a snap compared to doing comedy. A limerick is not having eyes staring at you and sweat running down your back! It is a very physical and emotional experience. Glad people told me they enjoyed it, by shaking my hand. I winged my time. I am no one-liner.but, the audience gave far more to me. It was a win-win situation.i do comedy with people in real life. I make them laugh, but tell no jokes….it comes naturally to me. Being funny writing? Not me. Not my thing. Merci, Pangie xx
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 9/25/2022 9:52:00 AM
Hello, Prince! I was teaching days and comedy on Monday nights. Sundays on stage at Second City doing imrov! Read my response to John. Some of my fellow comedians ended up on TV shows or in Vegas.My one comedy mentor was the opening act for Sinatra’s last ten years. My two mentors were the only black and white comedy team, Tim and Tom! Both humble, smart and a joy to be with. Tom was Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati. No, he did look like that. Best years of my lfe, Prince! Hugs, Pangie xx
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Date: 9/25/2022 9:31:00 AM
For a show raising someone up from the depths of deep felt sorrow to the explosive presence of effervescent hilarity. Distracting a fellow sojourner in life, if only for a giddy instant, from the pain and failure of an often unforgiving world. Heal and raise them like Christ~ No! But to imitate such divine lordship for an instant, that is no joke, and such a dedicated blessed vocation. You have my admiration. Oh, a Fav!
Date: 9/24/2022 5:51:00 PM
Pangie, I felt like I was up there on stage with you as I was reading this. What a rush that must have been. I could never be a stage performer, my brain and tongue stop working the second I realize people are listening to me. Funny how different people are wired. I bet you you miss it a lot. Break a leg! Hugs ~ John
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 9/25/2022 9:39:00 AM
Hi John! The poem.must be effective if you felt the RUSH! It most definitely was. I did not include I had no script, nor lines. Cleverness is not me! I just shared my life. It is a colorful one. The audience always asked, “ Who wrote your material” . I just told them it was a trade secret. It’s jut like talking to another person…but it takes chutzpah to do it, yes, we are all wired differently,BTW, we were not allowed to use any obscenity, a good idea. Comedy today is quite gross! Not then! When you and and an audience are in sync, it’s the best feeling ever and oh, I already broke my leg-on 11/3/2021,remember? Did plentry of comedy with the doctors and nurses at Trauma Center at UC Davis. Thanks, dear friend! Pangie xx
Date: 9/24/2022 5:36:00 PM
I felt how you felt on stage, what a rush Pangie. Glad you got to experience it. I love funny poems too. Jack Ellison is good, and Gershon, and Mauriece check them out if you haven't yet. God bless you Pangie...
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 9/25/2022 10:02:00 AM
Thank you Michael for the leads on the funny writers here. Performing, for others, whether music, dance or comedy is a rush and a gift back to society, some sense of pleasure.we can do that daily by fully being ourselves with another…some do it in writing! As you noted. Tom Cunningham is quite bright also. Thank you for all you mentioned. Sunshine smiles to you… Hogs, Pangie xx