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The Actor

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Just for Fun, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Culp Photo Not much going on around here… it’s been a pretty typical start to the semester with new classes, new divisions, etc.! Since there’s not a lot of news, I thought I’d rock the blogging boat a little bit and share some of the writing that I’ve talked about before. So, here is “The Actor” (an appropriate one as I start rehearsals for the fall musical!). Enjoy!

 

Eyes of glass illuminate a face locked in a dream.
A world, only a feet few beyond,
Seizes his soul and holds him.

 

A barrier stands, a wall unbroken.
Lights shine through the impenetrable invisibility,
Catch the glass,
Ignite the spirit that crosses the ground,
Explores,
Discovers,
Slips back into him
Bringing new life to share.

 

Who is this man
Who wears a suit of personality
Sewn by hand in recitation,
Pinned into shape with actions and motion?

 

Colors bleed from the wall
And soak the stage,
Darkness recedes,
Flaming words and sparks leap from his eyes -
They melt the barrier.

 

He rises.
Stares.
Speaks.

 

Fixed upon him, shapeless faces outside of his world
Grope for a flicker of the man hidden
Beneath the actor.

 

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