the world within me
Author: Ella

Chapter 58
searching for a smile

watch the audience beaming faces
tell me what you see
are they smiling at you
or longing to be free

to leave the seats that hold them back
to stop the show at once
the yawns that follow the tune
the stretch copies the dance

i watched from high above
upon that wooden stage
raised above the rest
in a glittering dress of beige

i scanned the roaring crowd
just to find a face
that would smile truthfully
and bring me out of my daze

yet the faces were a blur
i could not see a thing
i stood upon that stage
a song was i to bring

i lifted up my mike
and the music began to play
sing let it out loud
make this your best day

fear did not grip my feet
and nothing stopped my voice
from coming forth like magic
conquering the silent noise

but sorrow filled my heart
for the song i sang was sad
there was no hope within it
my audience was not glad

who was i singing for
up there all this while
at the sadness of the song
i was searching for a smile


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