Sunday, August 2, 2009

Such A Stage

The world is such a stage:
all of us think we know our roles by heart.

Once the lights are on, we get puffed up
with false pride, strutting away silly

Forgetting there's a Director
right there focused on us.

We don't hear Him say 'Action!'
Too distracted by our own folly.

But the stage has no second takes:
we act until the end.

Sometimes we recognize His presence
before the last act,

And get it together.
But sometimes we never know

When the fat lady sings.
How unfortunate

That we beat our drums too loud
causing us to miss the Signs,

And lose our cue.
Oh, the world is such a stage...





16 comments:

Ricardo said...

To take from Bill Shakespeare, how we beat our drums and miss the signs is living a life full of sound a fury signifying nothing.

Reader Wil said...

The world is a stage indeed. Let's act as we are meant to do and help and respect our fellow human beings men and women alike. Thanks for these wise words.

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Cher said...

this is beautifully written, che! i love it! it rings absolute truth...

btw, visit TSS and find my post Chasing Squirrel. it's meant for my blog but accidentally clicked TSS in my dashboard so it landed there. i hope Matt and AJ will enjoy viewing the photos. :)

cherie said...

bill shakespeare, haha! you are one cool dude! a fury signifying nothing is a most fitting description indeed! thank you, ricardo!


thank you, ms. wil! respect and help each other are really what we ought to do.

cher, nice post! the boys enjoy chasing squirrels over here, but i tell them to be careful, because they scratch faces, too! you did a good job! did kyla do some chasing? thanks for the nice words, and for dropping by!

betchai said...

oh, love your poem Che, very well written, and the wisdom in the words really thoughtfully reminds us to be more sensitive to the signs while we are acting on stage.

cherie said...

hello bethsky, minsan may pagka-old maid talaga ako, sakit ko na ata ito, haha! thank you, though, i am glad you liked the poem...

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Wonderful and thoughtful poetry. Thanks for sharing.

maricar said...

that's you Che, a natural born artist ;) another wonderful piece my dear friend Che... thanks for your poem.

cherie said...

ms. judy: thank you for your thoughts, ma'am, and for gracing my page.

maricar: thank you, appreciate the kind words.

doroastig said...

tama! ang mundo'y isang malaking dulaan at tayo ang taga-pagganap.

masaklap nga lang isipin na halos lahat tayo ay malimit makakalimot na sa dulaang ito, may Tagapangasiwa.

cherie said...

ang galing ninyo, manoy doro...sa totoo lang po, at higit kong ikinakabahala, ako ay kabilang doon...

doroastig said...

ako ma'y kabilang din doon dahil, sa totoo lang, wala ni isa man sa atin ang walang kapintasan; lahat tayo nagkakamali. sisikapin na lang natin na maibsan ang mga pagkakamaling mga iyon..

hihintayin ko ang iba pang mga tula mo. salamat.

cherie said...

oh my God, thank you, manoy doro! napaka-inspiring naman po ng sagot ninyo sa aking dalamhati...napakasarap isipin na merong malalim ang pang-unawa NA umuunawa...susulat po akong muli...maraming salamat po!

Icy BC said...

A wonderful poem! You've said what I feel most of the time..Life is a stage, and we put on different faces at different time..

cherie said...

i know, Icy, thank you for the wonderful comment - it means lot to me that someone cares for things i strongly feel about. hugs!!

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