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Poem: Abandoning the Masks and Stage

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ABANDONING THE MASKS AND STAGE

By Katherine Givens

Originally published in Eye On Life Magazine.

My mummer’s garb,

My troubadour’s clothes,

I wear many masks

Through my life play.

Joy before the audience,

Sadness behind the curtains,

Peace with fellow actors,

Envy for those not in dialogue.

My masks change on the writer’s whim

As she script shifts.

Shakespeare said

All the world’s a stage,

But what if the veneer falls?

What if I stepped

From the glamor and glow

Beyond the red drapes?

In what realm might I dwell?

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