Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Lure of Theatre

Do people mean just what they say?
Some thoughts are weird, blow me away.
A friend, caught up in theatre run,
Bemoans the fact chores can't be done!

She's excited – all the tickets sold
But her “normal” life is put on hold
As an actor fails her at “The Dress”
Mad rush-around in great distress.

High drama rules behind the scene
But on stage all must stay serene!
Stress and adrenalin abound
Life isn't easy “in the round”.

Her pace of life's a wound-up clock
So her comment, wistful, hits the spot
The theatre takes up all her time
It's engaging, fraught; at times – sublime...

But her friends and family have to wait
As priorities have changed of late
Her “normal life” she wants back soon
Yet in no time she'll change her tune!

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

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