Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 19,395 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

Curtain Call - Poem by Matthew Holloway

Curtain call
A show as long as a life
Written in the script of the unknown
The mysterious bard has foretold
The final curtain call
The closing act is well underway
The last scene about to begin
Soon the lights shall dim to blackness
And the curtains shall fall to close
The lead bystander is all but done
A role written to an end
This has been no great story
A simple forgetful tale if told true
The mild tragedy of a few events
Within the comedy of it all
The final performance, a swansong
Then all shall be done
Once it is over and the curtain falls
The audience shall rise to leave
With a clatter of chairs ringing out
A dull applause

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 9, 2011

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