Exit stage left

When the curtain comes down

And painted veils are removed

Do we bow after

such an amazing performance?

Or delude ourselves by the cries of an

easily satisfied audience?

 

They shout: “Bravo! Brilliant

Superb! Well done!”

But is the applause really ours,

As the excited crowds cheer on?

 

They loved the act

The staged characters that they saw

It is not us who deserve the praise

But the masks we wore

 

So do not feel honoured

This envied fame is not our own

We had graced the stage with borrowed faces

Now we make the exit

alone

 

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