BREAK A LEG


For today’s prompt, write a sketch poem. My initial thought is to write a poem that’s like a sketch of a moment or an object. But you can play around with sketchy people or situations. Or just sketch something else together.

Sunday 21st April 2019

DAY TWENTY-ONE

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day on Writers Digest


BREAK A LEG


by John Yeo

I sat down with the Director today,
The leading actor preened and ready
We needed to get our act underway.

The sketch was polished but: Hey!
The cast were feeling so unsteady,
I sat down with the Director today.

Everyone was prepared for the affray
The excitement was making us heady
We needed to get our act underway.

The opening scenes were slightly gay
As some of the cast were feeling unsteady
I sat down with the Director today.

A meeting to steel our nerve and pray
The final scenes were polished already
We needed to get our act underway.

Our sketch was worthy of Broadway
A triumph of parochial theatre already;
I sat down with the Director today,
We needed to get our act underway.

© Written by John Yeo all rights reserved

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