Heart speeds, thunder in my ears.
Stomach knot’s, getting queasy. Flee, get out of here.
Breaths shallow, fast. Dizziness on top of fear.
Mind panic, doubt rises. Saying no one really wants your words to hear.
Slowly nervousness and stage fright clears.©RedCat
No one except the one in the spotlight knows how much you’ve had to fight yourself to get on stage, or in front of the camera.
And even the most confident looking person might have doubts. I surely do everytime I step in the spotlight, even if you can’t see or hear it.
For example. I was sure my voice would be trembling and so fast you couldn’t hear a thing last Thursday’s Open Link Live. But that, like the doubts and nervousness was only on the inside of my mind.
Anyone else getting a bit jittery while reading their own poetry?
Written for tonight’s Quadrille prompt at dVerse. And the word tonight is knot.
Read other Quadrille’s by me here.