The roar of the grease paint the smell of the crowd the light is in her eyes and the noise is too loud. She is in the spotlight the star of the show she is flying on moonlight her talent’s aglow.
The audience gasp and shock at her amazing portrayal of her vampire role . So amazed are they by her it is as if she lives her part and believes in it heart and sole. The theatre is hushed yet electric with her presence she holds the audience in the palm of her hand she knows what she is doing she loves it , it’s grand.
The curtains fall, the lights go out her eyes relax she breathes relief without a doubt.She takes her bows with the rest of the cast then leaves the stage to get to her dressing room fast. Tired and exhausted she sits in her favourite chair has a welcome cup of coffee and she lets down her hair.
Everyone’s gone now she steps outside into the dark night her eyes open wide relaxed and comfortable with the dark. She heads down the alley and across the park . For a second she looses concentration and the light from the street lamp cause her consternation! Caught in the glare of the light it reveals her in her real form as a maid of the night.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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23 thoughts on “The Vampire Part”
OOh lovely …. fancy a bite 😉
I have to bid you a goodnight as I turn into a bat at 11.30pm every Monday!
Incredible! Amazing how the “roles” we play with each other offstage actually turn us into that which we thought we were only imitating!
Yes we do this all the time in life , in fact sometimes I really wonder who I am!! Have a good day granbee I am off for some sleepXXXXX
I’ll leave the window open a little 😉 Goodnight, Willow.
Excellent, as a thespian I know that the roles you play take over your life. This summer I was in “Sleepy Hollow” and even outside of the theater I talked with a Dutch accent
I am not sure how I would feel about being a vampire though……
The role would pale and you you would wane with the sun!! 😉 An actress too you are full of talent! xxxx
A succulent seductress! Deliciously tantalizing, my dear.
Thank you “succulent” indeed.;)
The roar of the grease paint the smell of the crowd
I was in this play in high school…long ago
your versatility is amazing… (~_~) loved the write but your personal injections was the prize.
Thank you I try to express my feeling on wordpress , I feel I can be really be honest on here! I do appreciate the great lessons on your page they remind me of the little fables they read us in kindergarten Esops’ fables I think. he well and happy.
At least she’s wearing a “Teddy!”
Hey just mentioned you in my latest poem anonymously of course! and you are on my list for emailing Big hug!! QOS!!! xxx
A great piece! Heartfelt and entertaining…
Thank you, I am pleased you liked it ! xx
If you are seen on a street corner after the show, I promise to walk the other way–though I might come one night and sit in the audience.
You will always be welcome in the audience , but if I met you on the street you would not be capable to return… well not as one of the living!
A wonderful fantasy! Life sucks as a vampire, doesn’t it? 🙂
Yes but the night life is great!!