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Author Name: FreeSilkintears 7 Comments
Date Added: October 02, 2007 13:10:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Play
There is no dress rehearsal as the play of life begins,
You jump in and act your part,
the best actor you can be.
Anger flares where soft words should be spoken.
There is no script to follow,
Stopping and rewinding,
Lets try this part again tomorrow.

There you stand spectating,
Watching for each flaw,
Carefully assessing things,
As from your script you withdraw.

No-one said you where the directer.
You were not hired for that job.
Your script in life was also not written.
It is you who should play your part.

It is easy to criticize those who do there very best,
Standing in the corner watching,
Not playing out your hand
Putting others through your test.
Grading each decision.
Not allowing for mistakes.
Failing them,
for the play with no script in place.
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Comment By: FreeSteve on March 10, 2008 01:17:58 PM Report

Very well said.....try your best with what you were given.....and respect those that try. You don't have to get something right the first time to be successful.

Comment By: FreeAngel on October 21, 2007 03:42:28 PM Report
How many times I wish I coulld have rewound and fast forwarded my life as their have been some real hard plays. Hugs Helen


Love Angelxx

Comment By: Freeabby on October 11, 2007 01:36:29 PM Report
Life is a stage and we are all players - with entrances and exits. I agree with you that an actor is not expected to leave his part or cue and criticise others. This deserves some thinking over. 


Comment By: Premiumlionheart on October 9, 2007 10:57:16 PM Report

Adri has it right!  Besides, I agree...a great write.

Richard xo

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 3, 2007 08:59:51 AM Report
Oh ,we do play many parts in life a continuing story.. Great poem.. I have not heard from you in a while..??. Hope all is well.. Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeGlata on October 3, 2007 07:32:07 AM Report
I think we all play roles throughout our lives...but  they are sometimes not roles we were intended to play...Some take it upon themselves to play director when they really are not fit to be more than a "walk on" in the cast of life!

A true write, indeed!

Hang in there, Helen....and Hugs to you!


Comment By: FreeAdri on October 2, 2007 03:53:22 PM Report
The truth in this piece is alarming almost!  That's life.  "All the worlds a stage" as Shakespear said!  Great write Hele! 
Adri x


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