The Final Curtain


Born in a time, not of your choosing

Parents not selected

or sex, or colour of skin

or eyes.


Name given to you

and you will

become your family

and background.


But your friends

liked you and even

when they disappointed you

It only hurt because they were friends


You grew with time and

you got new

friends as old feelings died

a school and job added to your existence


heartbreaking dreams and lonely nights

love brighter than the sun

heavenly choirs and divorces

bitter pills and angry tears


All these things real or imagined

happened and will continue

as you take a curtain call

until the applause stops

and the final curtain falls.










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