Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 6,626 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

Two Minutes Till Showtime - Poem by Matthew Holloway

With as much fanfare
As could possibly be expected
The crowds gathered as one
In a flurry of excitement
The noise of chatter grew loud
Filling every corner of the room
The lights dimmed and shone
Across the empty stage
The final sound checks played out
While the performers waited in the wings
The fever of tension grew and built
For all the rehearsals would it be a hit
The songs and the story would it be enough
To answer the anticipation of the crowd
The nervous smiles and looks exchanged
Silence fell and filled the room
Time had come to take to the stage
The lights are up and the show is on

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 20, 2011

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