Shine On

She held her breath as she took the stage,
Room was full and silent as she walked.
She was shaking with nerves,
Regretting her choice.
She wanted to be heard,
She wanted to share her heart.
They told her she was talented,
They told her she was unstoppable,
They told her she was too great to go unknown.
She stood at the mike, sweating so badly.
“Where are they”, she almost said.
She couldn’t see them and her voice choked.
She was feeling dizzy and couldn’t go on.
She started to turn towards the exit.
Suddenly she heard them.
They chanted and screamed.
They told her to go ahead.
They held a sign she could not read.
Suddenly, she knew what it said.
She opened her mouth and the words flowed like honey.
She was elegant and graceful.
When she was done, everyone clapped.
She met her parents out in the lobby.
She was right about the sign.
It said only this,
“Shine On! ”

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David Beckham 27 July 2010

this left me with a big smile. well done.10

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