Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stage Fright Poem

Stage Fright

When my heart starts beating faster
And my hands are shaking, too
When my brain seems not to function
And I don’t know what to do,

I take a few deep breaths and then,
Instead of freaking out,
I choose to feel and see and hear
What music’s all about!

I think of breath, so clear and fast,
Those notes there on the page…
I listen for that sound I love
And choose right now to save

These precious moments in my mind
The thrill of being on stage
The goose bumps sent from me to them
I know I can be brave.

I can feel the fear, but also the joy,
(Keep going! It’s not too late…)
I can give my audience a priceless gift.
(Wow, it’s over – and I did great!)

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