The Curtains Fall

The Curtains Fall

A Poem Without Rhyme

Photo by DJ Paine on Unsplash

A quiet girl,
She sits in a corner,
Always on the outside,
Never daring to join in any games.
Yet on Tuesday nights,
She transforms,
Quiet and shy by day,
By night she is,
A fairy princess,
An exotic dancer,
A mysterious mermaid.
When she reads the script,
And receives her part,
She transforms,
She metamorphosizes
Into the part.
She doesn’t play the character,
She is the character.
She tells her story,
Of an amazing adventure,
And when it’s over,
She hears the thunderous applause.
She is brought back to reality,
She looks around,
And smiles nervously.
The people look on,
And continue to clap,
Not knowing that the girl,
Is retreating inside.
Then she sees a waterfall of red velvet.
The curtains have fallen,
In more ways than one…


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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