Standing on the center stage

Standing on the center stage

You have to be perfect in each frame

No, you can’t blink, stoop or sit

Fix a smile, you must appear content

Enormous eyes are judging your act

You can’t fumble or forget your lines

Have to be flawless, engaging and sound

After all you are living for people’s applause!

Constantly perform the best role

One mistake is enough to jeer you down

Arc lights, make-up and this platform

You chose to live in people’s gaze

Can you dare to step down the stage

Washout the paint and sit on the floor

Away from stares, crowd and noise

Listen! Life inside you is whispering

I’m only yours and live as you like

Please don’t present me on the stage

 

© 2020 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Standing on the center stage

  1. All the world’s a stage/And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances, said Shakespeare. Your poem extends that truth and explores what it is like to be that player. The emotions expressed are very real and the words just right. I wish I could write this well! Reading your work makes me strive to. Thank you for stopping by my blog and appreciating my work. Please come back for more. I post regularly.

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