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Her Backstage Story No One Knows


I love to write poems and I enjoy everything that's poetic because poetry is always soothing and perfect for the soul.


The Rhymes of Her Life

She sews in a theater

Where shine for a time

Sad heroines

Kate is in tears

Keira is sorry

Emma laments

Emily is dying

The costumes imagined

By her two skilful hands

Dress the strollers

Under fragile lights

With needles

In crazy fabrics

She manufactures the petticoats

Ephemeral queens

Embellish the used silks

On antique trestles

Cutting dream fabrics

For brief stars

She repairs the snags

Cyrano's floating tinsel

Dark silhouette behind the scenes

Far from the jaded spotlights

In the secret of the curtain

She invents an existence

At the turn of declaimed fates

Despite her aged sadness

Her wavering heart

Her weary fingers

Her eyes watch always the words

She becomes Juliet, Celimene, Ophelie

And endlessly, silent dazzled

She listens to play the rhymes of her life.

© 2021 Zeenat


Zeenat (author) on October 07, 2021:

Thank you so much, Linda and Rozlin

Zeenat (author) on October 07, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah and Pamela.

Rozlin from UAE on October 05, 2021:

Lovely poem, Zeenat.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 05, 2021:

This is a lovely poem. You’ve described the seamstress and her story beautifully,

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on October 05, 2021:

You captured it very beautifully, Zeenat. I enjoyed reading your poem.

Blessings to you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 05, 2021:

We never know what goes on behind the scenes. It sounds like she is a skilled woman who wants to be on stage. This is a very good poem.

Zeenat (author) on October 05, 2021:

You got it right. Thank you, John!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 05, 2021:

She designs and sews the costumes but secretly wishes she was one wearing them on stage. A lovely poem.

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