Kaila George

(20 October 1962 / New Zealand)

The Stage of Life

The stage stands bare

As the players slowly move into place

To each play their part

Some in the shadow

Others in the purest of light

Then I walk to the middle of stage

They glance my way

One side snickers

While others smile and wave

They flow around me

The ones that stand in the light

The ones that stand in the dark

I am confused

I cannot make up my mind

Which one to chose

The light of day

Or the dark of night

I would rather hide in the dark

I do not deserve to shine in the light

So confused no more I move to the dark

I watch from the shadows

As those that stand in the purest of light

Beacon me to come and join the light

I turn my back and softly say

‘Leave me alone…I’d rather die’

The ebb and flow of good and bad

Will always be a part of human kind

Many of humanity’s lost souls

Have chosen the dark

They can no longer speak

They have lost the power of words

They are the shadows that now flicker across the stage

I am tired of the dark

I am tired of this hell

Watching from the shadows

They beacon to me once more

But this time I take

The hand that reaches out

Lights blinding

I am afraid to take my first steps

But I am encouraged to do my best

The warmth I feel from each living soul

Just makes me smile with each passing day

To finally hear someone say WE CARE

As made me be, what I am today

©Kaila George 2013

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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