Friday, November 16, 2012

Soon Enough



psychodrama 

protagonist on a mission,
I join the group with few expectations
wondering how this will play out
I know the director well
never met the supporting cast
improv is the name of this game
sans script 
play each scene as it unfolds
spontaneous outpouring of pain 
baring it all so to speak.
oh, there's plenty of angst to go around
like a game of musical chairs 
we swap roles 'till the music stops
hope for clarity
resolution, if we're lucky. 





16 comments:

  1. Whoa, what a fantastic write!!!!!! That is EXACTLY how we're tossed out here, onto the Stage - no direction, winging it, making it up as we go along. LOVE this poem!!!!!!

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  2. I love the mask for the masque. And, too, what Sherry said. Very Hamlet, very Aimee, very true.

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  3. ooooh. yeah, i like this a lot, too! you GOTTA LOVE your supporting cast, sheesh.

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  4. Marvelous write, Helen! I really enjoyed this.

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  5. life is improv, you know...the scenes and circumstances change so fast....might be a bit more than psychodrama...

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  6. What an excellent analogy, Helen. This worked so well. Brava!

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  7. Beautifully done ... loved this take on life !!!

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  8. Love this! I have been involved in too many psychodramas with family members and friends.

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  9. The psychodrama called "life"
    has hit so many
    so hard
    it is difficult to see
    how
    they will
    survive.

    Gulf of Mexico.
    Sandy.
    Election.
    Austerity.
    Protests.
    Gaza.
    Women-haters.
    Poor.
    Hungry.
    Cold.
    Alone!
    Times
    and places
    of horror.

    I doubt
    that help will come
    to many of them
    soon enough.

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  10. This is not a rehearsal! I have always loved the word 'angst'.

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  11. Love the word, "psychodrama," and this line, "anguish abates
    hoping for a little clarity," you captured well in words the madness of that particular piece, Helen!!

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  12. Hi...not sure what this is about but I'm glad you came by my place.
    Is this the same Helen that had a different blog for awhile...??

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  13. A really interesting idea this,well executed and a great delight. Intriguing image to boot.

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  14. I enjoyed your psychodrama, not sure whether I was meant to. I was the one in the audience clapping like mad! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  15. Something like Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare"?

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  16. Improv is great because one can quickly change course. Real life isn't quite so accommodating!

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