Death of an Actor

Death of an Actor

A Poem by ctwood
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Its about opening and closings, beginnings and endings

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Death of an Actor

 

I lay in my childhood bed in peaceful slumber.

I dream,

The curtains move along their chains.

The bright stage lights warm my skin.

Act well your part

for there all the honor lies.

I feel the applause wash over me.

The end comes

with surprising ease and excitement.

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With surprising ease and excitement,

the end comes.

I feel the applause wash over me

for there all the honor lies.

Act well your part.

The bright stage lights warm my skin.

The curtains move along their chains.

I dream,

I lay in my childhood bed in peaceful slumber. 

 

All the world’s a stage

in life and in death.

© 2011 ctwood


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i really liked the mirror image verses. it showed inventiveness and skill in the construction. i could have done without the two lines tagged onto the end. i really didn't think they added anything dramatic and they distracted from the symmetry of the rest of the poem.
good work.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on July 24, 2011
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Tags: beginning, ending, opening, closing