The Stage is empty,
Except for me.
They are whispering
Louder and Louder.
I can hear them, easily.
"She is nervous..." The old lady in the front remarks
My hands start to shake.
The piano player looks at me, waiting for me to start.
I take a deep breath, and blow into the instrument.
The piano player joins, and they are whispering...
Quieter and Quieter.
I become more and more confident, showing them
What I have worked long on preparing.
The piece comes to an end,
The Audience claps, smiles all upon their faces.
Even though fear was present at the start,
I can not let it get to me.
My love for Music overpowers this fear,
And I am able to perform for others