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  • darthgaaru 12w

    Perhaps it has been said so often that it is now a cliche. We truly are characters on this life's enormous stage. I wrote this as a musing for all the characters we've loved over the many years, who's loss we've had to endure and who's lives we've cherished. We've only got a blip in time to make it all worthwhile. To do something which will ensure we will be remembered, by the ones we love, with fondness.

    #life #stage #act #love
    @miraquill @writersnetwork

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    All our characters have but moments,
    To take center-stage in life,
    And all the ones we love,
    Leave the spotlight before their time.
    Is the cost of loving them,
    Steeped so deep in strife,
    As our emotions lay in disarray,
    When our heroes must call,
    An unceremonious end,
    To the immortal roles they play?
    We can only hope to commemorate,
    The short lived lives of the few great,
    When they’ve had their last date,
    With a cruel twist of fate.
    Perhaps we ought to learn from them,
    For in those moments that fleet,
    When we have our chance to shine bright,
    In the sweltering heat,
    Of the golden spotlight,
    We must perform to be remembered,
    For all those days,
    When we won’t be around,
    To receive all the praise.
    Who knows,
    When we’ll have to leave the stage,
    For we have but a few heartbeats,
    To make it all count.

  • rohithmurali 16w

    life is scripted, not written still enacted.
    not narrated to actor, still staged by director!!


  • un_recognized 27w

    Life without drama is monotonous


  • anuradhasharma 30w

    कितना अज़ीब फ़साना हैं न !
    जब , उम्र कम थी ।
    तो हर सवाल के जवाब , तुरंत चहिए होते थे ।
    और अब सवाल उनगिन्नत , पर जवाब नहीं सुनना ।
    या फिर , जितना हो सके टालते रहना ।

  • udavee_dissanayake 35w

    On Stage

    A night full of stars
    Sure it will be
    Maybe in sky
    Maybe in thee

    Swinging flashlights
    Of tearing crowds
    Screaming voices
    Of dancing crowds
    Are ahead of thee

    Actively beings with
    Lights and cameras
    Speakers and mics
    Sweating in freeze

    A hundred laughs
    A thousand hopes
    A million eyes
    And years of work
    Will lie upon on thee


  • vijaylaxmimohata 37w


    I know the story,

    Have read the script,

    Even the stage is ready,

    But I am waiting for something.

    Do I enter now?

    Should I start performing?

    Or do I wait for that something?


  • lunarwolf 41w

    Not exactly like the challenge but hope you still enjoy!

    Stage of Memories

    My heart is a stage
    where I can visit
    and watch characters
    that I used to love and know
    they perform and reenact all to a familiar flow
    as they begin to perform on my
    ~Stage of Memories ~

    Scenes from my past gets a reboot
    while some scenes to me goes by too fast
    as some I wish would stay and last
    no one else is here to see
    these most secretive scenes
    they're only exclusive to me
    presented and debuted on my
    ~Stage Of Memories ~

    I sometimes wish to join in
    to relive those scenes
    but there is already a character playing me
    he plays the role so well
    and has good stage presence as well
    he says things I've said
    he feels things I felt
    all the while looking just like I used to
    I guess this theater allows me to give a review on my past self
    as I watch my past unfold on this
    ~Stage of Memories ~

    I sit there and watch
    I laugh and even cry
    at the hurt of some scenes that unfold in front of my very eyes
    the actors are very good
    how they play the scenes according to the mood
    at last it gets to the last scene
    the characters take their bows
    while the curtain close as I finish reminiscing
    as I give them a standing ovation for performing on my
    ~Stage of Memories ~

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #wod #memories #stage #pod

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    Stage Of Memories

    As they line up for my standing ovation a tear drops staining the feelings of what used to be my reality

  • theyellowwallflower 42w


    It has been a ruthless winter here
    Clawing my way out,gritting my teeth in fear
    Sweaty palms and rethinking everything I held dear
    My mind was home to all the dark thoughts that lurked near
    People tried to coax me out of this well I built,they even had to scream
    But I felt numb,useless-out of reach.

    My vision blurry and future no longer secure
    The prickly rope of guilt dug into my wrists-hope, I couldn't procure
    But yesterday I saw the first daisy grow
    A shade of yellow in the dust of concrete
    Dark days are over-the sun I shall greet.

  • theyellowwallflower 43w

    The Joy Of Forgetting (?)

    The feeling that comes with watching perpetuity end
    And being okay with watching your name on my recent contacts descend
    The feeling of knowing that,despite it all,I made it out back to myself
    And to be at peace with the relics of pain and love buried in our photographs on my shelf
    Of no longer turning the page to challenge fate-the only horoscope I read now is my own
    And of no longer staying up till 3,scrutinizing the slightest change in your tone
    Perhaps this is what they mean by collateral beauty-the feeling of overcoming what once seemed insurmountable
    Can't believe that the times I used to let things slide was uncountable
    Looking back it seems trivial-the tortured silence between us that once seemed a wedge
    Now here I stand,having finally stepped back from the ledge
    Admiring the beautiful,hopeful horizon that stretches ahead

  • timothynorman 44w

    Chronic illness is a life of lockdown. I yearn for my own 21st June.. #wod #poem #poetry #theatre #thoughts #stage #London #ChronicIllness #writers #writersnetwork #writing

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    The final night in the wings.
    One last cue.
    Not knowing this would be the end
    Leaving my colleagues, my stars and you...
    Stepping out of stage door without a clue when I’d sign in next.
    The last prop handed to an actor, the final standby light pressed.
    Waving to the lights of the West End.
    Returning home.
    Goodbye, friend.

    Five years. It’s been five years. Chronic illness is a life of lockdown. I yearn for my 21st June.


  • lifelessons14 48w


    Right left
    Hhuup nope
    Silent tap

    You first saw me,
    Love at first site,
    In a cherry blooming in the morning,
    Wit over sweat,
    Failure over success,
    Pain over Love,
    It's isn't horseshoe...it's u now...

  • keithallencovell 50w

    Like Raindrops Caught In Rays

    I was glistening for them
    Like raindrops caught in rays
    The light wiped through me
    My heart caved

    I play the seed to sow


  • eniarahblack 51w

    I don't understand why life has to be so tough and rough sometimes. ����
    #sadquotes #life #pissed #stage #networkofwriters #writerswish

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    I'm at a stage where I'm pissed at life itself.


  • isid57 53w

    ...Rhythm of Soul...

    Pain, through the journey, is inevitable,
    Don't deviate from your goal...

    If you wish to set fire on the stage,
    Oh man, dance on the rhythm of your soul...!!

    © Siddhesh Sawant

  • orphicthoughts 60w

    I'm at that stage of my life where I don't get influenced, I influence.

  • james_taumas 61w


    No more laughter
    Audience turn their backs
    Punchline lost
    Red light flashes
    Stage barred
    Funny bone broken
    Jokes and gags stale
    "A" material empty
    Make-up stripped
    Reality catches up
    Life not so amusing.


  • random_nandy 62w

    Our life is like a drama. Some are comic, some are tragic. But we all have a role to play in this stage called world.

  • quotescribe 63w

    #Life is #flawless #competition, if you #fail any #stage doesn't #means you are #out of #exams.

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    Life is flawless competition,
    if you fail any stage doesn't
    means you are out of exams.


  • chasing_the_serene 63w


  • faithful_gifts 64w

    Comical writing .

    Entertainment .

    Visualization .

    Clean comedy . ?

    Educational comedy .

    Comedian ( on stage and telling jokes ) : Hello !

    Can anybody share or explain to me the 7th

    planet from the sun ?

    A person in the crowd : You very smart

    comedian !

    Persons in the crowd staring at each other .

    A person in the crowd : The 7th planet from the

    sun is Uranus !

    Comedian and a number of persons in the

    crowd begin laughing .

    Comedian : I think we just broke the 4th wall . ?

    At least a person in the crowd : You are a

    smooth and intellectually gifted comedian .

    Somebody in the crowd : I think we are done

    here because you brought too much science to

    the table .

    Same person in the crowd : Seriously , please do

    not ruin that performance because we as a

    group learned too much from that very brief joke .

    Yes , we did break the 4th wall .

    Comedian : Well , we have broken the 4th wall

    too much and I am going to have to exit via the

    3rd wall . By the way , the planet we live on is the

    3rd planet from the sun and the planet we live

    upon is named planet Earth .

    The announcer of whom began sitting within the crowd :

    Honestly and truly , I am impressed because we

    did break the 4th wall and the exit is the 3rd wall

    as well Uranus is the 7th planet from the sun .

    Also earth is the 3rd planet from the sun and yes

    that is the planet that we earthlings live upon . I

    am personally impressed because you truly

    brought a lot of science into the comical

    performance . You already obtained a 5 star

    review and that was barely the beginning of the

    comical performance .

    Comedian : A light bulb just turned on .

    Person within the crowd : An internal epiphany ?

    Comedian : Basically . Yes .

    Same person with the crowd : That lightbulb

    could have been the sun . Here , please think

    about this . The sun orbits around you and you

    rotate around the sun because you alongside

    many earthlings live upon the planet named earth .

    The earth rotates and orbits around every

    earthling and every earthling also orbits around

    the sun .

    Comedian : You have researched your books of

    education and science because you are speaking

    about the historical writings of Ptolemy and

    Galileo .

    A different person within the crowd : Wow , you

    are very intellectually gifted . Look , you deserve

    a supportive 5 star review and money . Also , you

    can continue the performance or not . We can

    continue the performance and breaking the 4th

    wall or not . Either are fine .

    Another person within the crowd : Coughs * Please do not ruin that . Coughs *

    Comedian : Well , I think ending this interaction

    with a responsible ending would be the very best

    or of the highest quality . I am going to hang out

    in the back for a little while and then hop into and

    out of the crowd and continue listening to

    additional performers because I also am a part of

    the crowd . Thanks guys ! Very soon , I am going

    to hop into the crowd with everybody .

    The comedian signals that he is exiting and begins

    exiting with a thumbs up , a wave and a slight bow .

    The crowd begins clapping , giggling , whistling

    and cheering .

    The Applause of the crowd begins and ends .

    The comedian exits the stage and eventually joins

    the crowd as the comedian previously shared with

    the crowd .

    The comedian enters the crowd and sits at a

    table alongside members of the crowd because

    the comedian also is a part of the crowd .

    A member of the crowd : I am glad to see you .

    Here , I have a Milky Way dark chocolate bar . Do

    you want the Milky Way dark chocolate bar ?

    Comedian within the crowd : Are we earthlings ?

    The very same member of the crowd : Yes .

    Comedian within the crowd : That would also be

    the answer to the question that you asked me .

    Yes , I would enjoy the Milky Way dark chocolate

    bar . Could I buy that from you or could I trade

    you for that ?

    The very same member in the crowd : No . You

    truly earned the dark chocolate bar . The dark

    chocolate bar is free . You knew I was speaking

    about the solar system and the galaxy when I

    brought up the Milky Way dark chocolate bar .

    Comedian within the crowd : Hehehe . God

    gifted the milky way .

    The very same member in the crowd : The

    galaxy or the dark chocolate bar ?

    Comedian within the crowd : Both .

    The very same member in the crowd : Well , I am

    not going against that logic . Here you go ( gifts

    the Milky Way dark chocolate bar to the

    comedian of whom is sitting at a table and

    within the crowd ) .

    Please , let us continue listening to the many

    comedians within the performance .

    Comedian within the crowd : Absolutely .

    Thanks for the dark chocolate bar .

    The crowd proceeds to be entertained by

    the performers .