The Understudy

Behind the curtain,

beneath the lights

and hidden safely

out of sight

 

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she waits.

 

Recites her lines

with sheer perfection,

the moves and words,

her grand reflection

 

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of heart’s desire.

 

Her role it seems

fell short of dreams,

though happy she

tenaciously

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supports the cast.

 

They who shine

and intertwine

creating magic,

tender, tragic…

 

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’till bright stars fall!

 

The, blossoming,

she takes the stage,

her book of life

thus turns a page-

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she is newborn!

 

Glowing, growing

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her dreams it seems

all coming true.

 

She climbs the heights

to light the nights…

 

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as they who climb

are marking time,

taking their marks

like hungry sharks

they circle

and wait,

thus the fate

of

The Understudy.

 

Copyright words and images/CKP 2018

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “The Understudy

  1. You have outdone yourself Cheryl. Bravo!! 👏👏👏👏 So much in this world never gets past the sidelines. How sad.
    🔹Ginger 🔹

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    1. Whenever someone shines there is usually a great support system and someone else that needs just a bit of polish or encouragement to be a bright star themselves. Shirley MacLaine’s success story in The Pajama Game play is a favorite of mine. 😊

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