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  Strike the Set
by Lori S. Maynard
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Just a quick poem as it was rattling in my head.

This isn't where I thought I would be...
standing on stage without even a soliloquy.
The audience hisses while the orchestra disbands...
They choose to strike the's just who I am...

I am a ghost that haunts the catwalks at night.
I am a memory of the worst and best of times.
The spotlight finds me and I choose to shy away.
This is my life...I live in this forgotten play.

Read your programs and mock my breaths.
Try to find my secrets...and those once regrets.
They'll be no more remembered than poison to the ear.
Never had I thought that I'd find myself standing here.

What have I to say?  This is a play without words.
This is life at it's best and at its most absurd.
Applaud me or boo me, I'm not your entertainment.
So, strike the set, leave it bare...leave not a single remnant.

(c)February 18, 2009 Lori S. Maynard
Four minute free write off the top of my head, Unfinished, rough draft.

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/19/2009
It speaks much about the journey of life as we all stand humble on the world stage...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 2/19/2009
I like the spontaneity of this, Lori. Off the top of your
head in 4 minutes! Don't you love it when that happens?
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/19/2009
For being an unfinished, rough draft, came out pretty damn good to me! Well done, Lori, wonderful seeing you again, I've missed you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/18/2009
This is a great poem,fantastic work,take care

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 2/18/2009
An AWESOME write, Lori!!! Enjoyed!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/18/2009
I find your expressive verses deeply moving and meaningful, Lori. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/18/2009
Very nicely done Lori, but then again I wouldn't be expecting anything but great from you. This is so pure and understandable to writers and actors alike.

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  3. Great King Phallus
  4. Presence
  5. In Loving Memory
  6. Breathe A New Love In Me
  7. You're Not Alone
  8. Reincarnation
  9. I Wish I Knew
  10. digesting newness
  11. Drawbacks
  12. Blood-Kin Beachcombing
  13. An Old Man Ponders
  14. See Me
  15. an aging man still searching...
  16. When the Devil Bites an Angel...
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