Taking the Stage
Waiting for the Stage
By Richard Caton Woodville
“It’s only a stage,” his parents mused,
Remarkably less than enthused.
A whip did crack,
No turning back;
Perhaps they were merely confused.
The driver urged the team ahead,
Amid the dusty dark they sped.
Perhaps one day,
How he his family has misled.
In metaphysics terms, he might
Determine he was in the right.
Still, off he flew,
To seek his fortune most forthright.
Yet stages come, and stages go,
And fate may deal a weighty blow.
Will he return,
If he may learn,
What they may pray he’d never know?
“Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes;
fathers that children with their judgment looked;
and either may be wrong.”
British poet and playwright
Posted for a variety of prompts:
One Single Impression (“word”)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge – miscommunication or misinterpretation)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “Let’s get metaphysical”)
Simply Snickers (“stage” and “stop”)
Sunday Scribblings (“follow”)
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