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The Theatre of Life: a Poem

Updated on August 6, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

Beyond the role we play no one really knows us

and we might even help them if we only knew it

hence all this drama, all this theatrical fuss

as roles are replacing us in their chosen script.


Each person on a life mission to find their truth

we play out as little as we have discovered

so often betrayed by our short youth

its illusions from which we have never fully recovered.


Then we tend to confuse rehearsal for performance

as if just training for something that we never become

wishing to be different, maybe free of conformance

or maybe not to be a fool again of a cheating bum.


And so much more we plan, so much more pretend

stage curtain confused what to hide or show

with all those confusing signals that we send

about ourselves who we don't really know.


We expect understanding, with no clue what's to be understood

while refusing to befriend that person who we are

and wouldn't it be great, if we only could

take a seat in front of the stage and stop playing a star.




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    • pattyfloren profile image

      Patty Florence 5 days ago from Illinois

      Really scary sometimes because it gets real.