The Singer – Not The Song


Behind the painted veil

Her heart lies broken

The rouged lips force a smile

Though the cracks run deep


Lost in a character

A different world

Her dancing liberates

Her song entertains


The audience applause

Standing ovation

For a moment, relief

The pain forgotten


There’s always one more show

To hide her feelings

But the final curtain

Wipes away the mask


Last adieus bid farewell

Then it’s homeward bound

To the walls closing in

And no sign of love



© Mark Davoren 2017

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