Opening Scene

she kneels before him

eyes downcast

remains still

through inner turmoil

she knows her place

and her cues

pursued the part

private audition

chose to be cast

a cast of two

co-starring

a production of love

he caresses her cheek

cups chin

head tilted

eyes meet

soul-filled stares

two souls complete

sharing of the mind

unified

 

© JW Thomas

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22 thoughts on “Opening Scene

  1. Kay April 4, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I’d say that’s a perfect beginning….or just perfect, period! Lovely piece.

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    • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 1:05 am

      Thank you, Kay. What a great compliment from a writer as good as you in this genre.

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      • Kay April 4, 2016 / 1:45 am

        It was lovely! I just draw from personal feelings and experience, but that’s a spectacular compliment! Thank you.

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    • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 3:34 am

      Thank you, Cathy. That means a lot coming from you, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 3:38 am

        Your writing seems effortless, like it just flows out, fully formed. For me, it’s like pulling teeth, each word agonized over.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 3:40 am

        It helps to really enjoy the subject matter, or be trying to make a point on other subjects.

        And if yours is agonized over it still comes out beautiful in the end, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 3:44 am

        Poetry flows easier for me than prose. Something usually sparks it, and being a shorter form, takes shape quickly.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 3:46 am

        Well, you know how I feel about all of your poetry that I’ve read so far. It is definitely a medium that suits you, Pretty Lady.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 3:53 am

        But alas, there’s not much of a market for it. I have tried reading a bit of poetry that I like to my husband, and he gets glassy-eyed.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 3:56 am

        I know you don’t want me to go there, so I will just say it’s his loss. Your poetry is beautiful. And you have talent in more areas than just that with your writing, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 4:05 am

        I never read him any of my poetry, just a few classical pieces. He didn’t get it; some people don’t.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 4:07 am

        Yes; but it’s their loss, my friend. Poetry can express so many things and bring about so many thought provoking discussions.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 4:19 am

        A lot of people don’t understand that the pace and rhythm used when reading poetry goes hand and hand with the words. Just reading a poem doesn’t fully express it; one has to follow the cues on flow.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 4:22 am

        I fully agree. And I’m a big fan on the thematic and clever use of metaphors as well to express meanings, emotions, and points.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 4:28 am

        And you do an excellent job at that, JW. I haven’t written a lot of poetry to understand how to employ all the subtle meanings and variations in the turn of phrase or word choice. Mine is pretty well raw.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 4:30 am

        But there is nothing wrong with that; it fits your style and what you’re trying to relate in the darker scenes.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 4, 2016 / 4:41 am

        Thank you, JW.
        I’m calling it a night, my book and I are off to bed. I have some pretty interesting conversations at times with my book. (No, despite what it sounds like, I’m not crazy😊)
        Good night and sweet dreams, my friend.

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      • jwtatfbc April 4, 2016 / 4:43 am

        Ha ha… Goodnight and sweet dreams to you, my friend.

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