In Between The Scenes



In Between The Scenes

Running around in circles gets you nowhere fast,
You can't solve todays riddles living in the past.
In and out-to and from-You seem to go nonstop,
It's like swimming an ocean looking for a mountaintop.
Like the actor on a lifelong stage for all the world to see,
It's the comical irony of the one you long to be.
Searching through memories trying to solve the curse,
You're running in slow motion-Spinning your wheels in reverse.
In between the scenes of your lifelong drama,
You stop to ponder the reason for your trauma.
In between the scenes-It's your role in the big show,
Trying to learn your verses so you take it very slow.
Someday soon you could be on the well lit stage,
When you learn to bypass sorrow and turn the page.
Until then you wander aimlessly through a desolate wilderness,
Feeling an emotional poverty that keeps you from your success.
Rise above your challenges-Overcome your fears,
Face your inner demons and claim victory over the tears.
Rinse away the shame with a new found confidence,
Turn your life in the direction that makes more sense.
In between the scenes-As the mystery unfolds you see,
What goals you're after and how good life can be.
In between the scenes-You reflect on dreams of youth,
Then you discover the inner secrets of your hidden truth.
Written By Donald James Kirby Von Koehler
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Submitted on January 17, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,321
Words 237
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 25

Donald James Kirby Von Koehler

I was born in Buried Washington in 1965 at Burien general the rest is a blur..........okay just kidding ]:P I have always loved music I played Strawberry Fields Forever on the Drums at my 2nd grade Talent show and took 2nd place at the age of 13 I started writing lyrics at a pace of 5 to 10 an hour sometimes 25 a day- at the age of 16 I learned by ear Piano still don't read music but I have over 60 made up songs on the keyboards. I have won Poet awards in October 2006 and a couple editors awards for Caught up in the moment and There's a Part of me I got a trophy when I won for Perfect Alibi. more…

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