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The Show Must Go On: Collaboration with Daniel Turner

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Thank you, my cherished friend Daniel. What an amazing blessing to have a hard truth in life manifest itself through poetic collaboration with supportive friends. It has been, yet again, an honor to work with you but this time, it could be a life changing experience!

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She's playing the lead On the stage of her life The role of a wife and mother A rehearsed performance Over the years With lost feelings in the scenes with her lover When the play first opened Still learning her part The acting, exciting and loud She saw bright flashing lights A marquee rising star Performing for a make believe crowd All of those years With the same lines and scenes She's lost that fire and zest But night after night In the final act That's when her acting is best It's all in the way She says her goodnights Wishing the word was goodbye Honestly meaning Each one from the last Bringing a tear to her eye Carefully crafting The use of her words To tenor the message she's sending The voids became bigger And harder to fill Her desperate attempts of an ending Used as a lover She thinks of another Feeding her hunger for hope Still longing to feel All of life's zest and zeal Through fantasy she learned to cope. With each passing day She's gathering courage To build a brave new life upon But age has a way To wick courage away As they say... "The show must go on!" -A Daniel Turner & Jeannie Minor Collaboration

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Date: 7/20/2016 5:01:00 PM
Wonderful collaboration congrats Jeanie and Daniel your lines flow so beautifully together:-) hugs Jan xx
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