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Stage Fright



Walking through halls
Once filled with memories
I see myself sitting
Here
I want to reach out 
To that little boy
And tell him
That it doesnt last
Winter will come
You will have a past
I see him blinking
In confusion
As the lights go on
He finds himself thrown
Into a whole new world
His old one 
Made of dreams
Is gone
It seems
This new one is
Built of beams
Metal, seamless
All I know is-
Rooms and halls
School and its walls
I fail 
To follow
The unwritten rules
Cold tile beneath his 
Feet 
Moving to the beat
The off-beat
There is no trust here
Now ruled by fear
The lights blare
As he stares
And he dares
To break free
I see 
Him fly
Trying to
Stay alive
Dodging the
Lies
Set up like traps
Ready to snap
While the audience
Cheers and claps
I am balancing
My future and past
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Submitted on April 10, 2011

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Hey, some of these aren't that great but what the heck. I just like writing how I feel in the moment so some of my poems might be confusing because I was confused in that moment. Maybe thats why I wanted to write a poem, to sort out my thoughts. Anyway, just read them and hopefully just one of them will bring you some kind of joy, or make you feel some kind of connection. Peace.>>>I also do star photography - probably why space works its way into a lot of my writing. http://mcb-photography.blogspot.com/ more…

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