Line, Please! (Haiku in five stages, addressing the ages)

(Written upon request of Mad Kane's "age” and “life stage" prompts.)

“All the world's a stage,
and all the men and women
they have their exits
and their
and one man
in his time
plays many
his acts being seven ages.”
William Shakespeare
As You Like It
(Act II, Scene 7)
(1564 – 1616)

Line, Please!
(Haiku in five stages, addressing the ages)

If life is a stage,
And all mankind mere players,
Who’s performing now?

Someone, cue me please!
I’m not sure what I should say.
Understudy, help!

No rehearsals here.
Who says I must act my age?
I would rather not.

Costume crisis here!
Danger! Wardrobe malfunction.
Hope that camera’s off!

Don’t need star billing.
Please, just let me stick around
For the final act.

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1 comment:

  1. Those were delightful! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in on my prompt.