SELECTING ONE'S REPRIEVE

SELECTING ONE'S REPRIEVE

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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A poem about the masks we wear to hide ourselves, our pain, our heart. The form used is Sestetta, a nonce form created by me.

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(Sestetta)

The old familiar parts were played on stage.
A captive group there stilled beneath the page.
With song and dance those resin smiles to share,
Gave ambiance of grace upon the stairs.
Each pirouette of words on gilded lips,
Wound tighter still...deception's face eclipsed.

Some melodramas far outran their stay,
As time perceived a comedy to play.
Rehearsals in full dress became the norm,
Providing shadowed images and form.
Forgetting where reality began,
The play ran 'bout full circle in the sand.

Through many years the lines were memorized,
To seal in dark illusion each script's lies.
Becoming other voices...minds in art,
Selecting one's reprieve by playing parts.
So careful there to hide the self enclosed,
And whereupon....the final curtain closed.
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(A nonce form by Sharon Peeples)

© 2015 Miss Sharon


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comedy so that we can laugh to cover up the pain of the melodrama...
heart, exit, stage left.
stay behind the curtain...until the final line is expressed...then we will not be hurt.
this reminds me of actors who are interviewed and asked why they became actors.
Many will say that playing a role in a play or in a movie is better than being who i am in real life.

you really did a great job on the form.

jacob

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Jacob for the wonderful review! ~Sharon



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comedy so that we can laugh to cover up the pain of the melodrama...
heart, exit, stage left.
stay behind the curtain...until the final line is expressed...then we will not be hurt.
this reminds me of actors who are interviewed and asked why they became actors.
Many will say that playing a role in a play or in a movie is better than being who i am in real life.

you really did a great job on the form.

jacob

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Jacob for the wonderful review! ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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