Playing The Fool


Playing The Fool

My friends and I
put on a homemade play
for kids to watch
(We invited parents too
to kinda class it up a notch.)

The play was called “The Princess”
and of course,
I was the star.
I wrote it and directed it
(that’s how us big stars are!)

The audience was sitting
on the chairs
I’d made from crates,
As I stood upon the platform
that I’d built from paper plates.

The curtain lifted so I started
walking out on stage.
I said my first line perfectly -
and then I turned the page.

Everybody listened, laughed and cried...
they loved my play!
That is until my two left feet
got in my right foot’s way.

I began my grand finale
(a nice tap dance with a twist)
Then I leapt into the air
but, when I came back down,
I missed.

If you can’t quite get the picture,
check your local gossip page.
The caption reads “Don’t Worry,
She’s Just Going Through a Stage.”

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!