Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting for the Magic

google image: chichestercopyrighter.co.uk

All the World's a Stage,
with me bumbling 
about on it,
like Ms Magoo,
tripping over my feet,
slapping myself 
upside the head,
muttering to myself.

Curtains get stuck 
on the draw-ropes,
opening and closing
at random moments,
dust thick
in the old theatre.

The audience 
grows restless,
coughing,
shuffling their feet,
and rattling 
their programs.

They are waiting
for the magic
to begin.

Me, too!

Hee hee. Posted for Poetry Jam's prompt: Magic

44 comments:

  1. Sherry, you are a laugh! This is very funny and I enjoyed it very much. The ability to laugh at oneself is a wonderful quality.

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  2. Sherry, your kind of magic is the best kind...from the heart & real! Nothing make believe with you. The magic HAS begun indeed.

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  3. Oh Sherry thank you for the smile...I can feel the poise too...

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  4. LOL I enjoyed this Sherry. I can so identify with the image!

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  5. very well done and very funny, i think we all associate with this.

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  6. Aw! Can't you alll see the magic? They are all in this theatre together. Love!

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  7. ha. you are magic yourself young lady...even in your bumbling...mr. magoo...ha

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  8. The practical and funny truths of making magic... Lovely descriptions :)

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  9. i think i'm the stage boy tugging on the curtain draw rope but it keeps getting caught.

    i have concluded that the magic is the reality of me tugging and tugging and tugging.

    gracias mi amiga for sharing the stage

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  10. Sherry,
    What a star performance from you, with this magical turn!! A very clever view of the prompt..Star billing, I would think!!
    Eileen

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  11. Hahaha. Love this. So real. I feel this way so often!

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  12. A lovely bit of whimsy. "waiting for the magic to begin" - aren't we all. Smiles.

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  13. A fun read and great imagery. I think there are a lot of us waiting for the magic.

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  14. lol... What a wonderfully entertaining start to my day, Sherry.

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  15. I loved this, Ms. Magoo!!! (I used to love Mr. Magoo when I was a kid!) Fun poem!

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  16. Had a suggestion and changed my mind - Adorable poem just as it is !

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  17. oh that made me smile... the curtains in that play called life...they open and close seemingly randomly indeed...and sometimes it's just too good or too funny or too embarrassing to be true...smiles

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  18. Life as a stage.. Just wonderful when you can laugh at yourself.. great advice.

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  20. lovely...it is a stage... and waiting for the magic to begin.. great one!

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  21. Sometimes I feel like a supporting actor in the daily tragicomedy...but there is occasional magic, even if we have to conjure it ourselves. Nice going with this one.
    Steve K.

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  22. there in lies the great difference; if you are in the audience you must wait on the performance

    have a nice week

    happy you dropped in at my blog

    much love...

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  23. Oh but the magic has already begun ~ smiles. This was witty, Sherry. Love your sense of humor :)

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  24. Haha ...you just keep amazing me. Wonderful!
    ZQ

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  25. This was fun to read Sherry, smiles ~ All the world 's a stage ~

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  26. Sherry, you are too funny! I believe in your writing is filled with magic and I am so happy to be part of your audience!!! K

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  27. Oh, that impatient audience! The magic is in your every word, Sherry!

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  28. Sherry your words are magical. What a fun satire on life as we stumble and try to catch a bit of the "show."

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  29. Ah, it's so important to remember look at ourselves
    from the audience side and in same time to have a fun! ~ Magic it is :)xx

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  30. Sherry,

    This made me smile as life is a stage as we all wait for the magic.

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  31. i can relate to this well, sherry! i'm still awaiting some of that magic as well. :)

    stacy

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  32. "They are waiting
    for the magic
    to begin.

    Me, too!" - What a brilliant ending!

    I really enjoyed reading this. :)

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  33. Sherry, you are magical indeed! Thank you for the laugh with my coffee this morning :-)

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  34. I have performed that same stage performance...we must share noted Sherry. Life...can be that way sometimes...I guess the best thing to do when we can is laugh. :-)

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  35. Love it Sherry. Especially because the magic begins every time we pick up our pens...

    Elizabeth

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  36. Love the humor in this. But I know you know magic. You see it in nature, in the sky and inside.

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  37. this was a fun read. and life can be just as random as that.bravo!

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  38. always a delight to read your concoctions Sherry!!! :)

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  39. Lovely, Sherry. I liked the metaphor of life as theatre where a magic show is always there as a show, ready to begin.

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