David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Centre Stage - Poem by David Harris

There were times when I was young
I wanted to be centre stage,
the one everyone screamed to for more
whenever I sang my song.
As the years progressed
and I could see it wasn’t going to happen,
I grew content to sit in the stalls
and watch someone else take the applause.
I realized that centre stage
wasn’t where I wanted to be
and that I could entertain
just by being me.
I did not need a spotlight
to show the sparkle in my eyes.
I did not need to dress up
to be someone I wasn’t,
I didn’t need a centre stage,
I only need to be me.
I didn’t need glitz and glamour,
just an opportunity to give others pleasure
from any talent that I had.
I didn’t need the centre stage,
but just a means of escape
and just be ordinary me.

20 March 2010

Comments about Centre Stage by David Harris

  • (3/26/2010 4:03:00 AM)

    Only years can revalue the view about the central position... And pride concedes the place to modestly. Very nice poem, David...10...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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