Do you ever sit down
And imagine performing
A beautiful masterpiece
In front of thousands of people?
I do. Pretty regularly in fact.
I can feel the electricity
Of the lights buting in the air
And the smell of nervous performers
Permeating through the room.
A lady with a headset tells me I’m up.
First the curtain is all I see,
Then the audiences silhouettes in the crowd,
And finally the piano.
I smile and bow.
As my hands touch the keys
Everything feels perfect.
As I start to play, everything else fades away.
I feel the melody swallow me and the harmonys take me captive.
I give in to its powers.
The music carries me away
Because the piece sounds different
Even though I have played it thousands of times.
I hit the last note with a sense of completement
And everything is silent as the tone hangs over the room.
One clap, then another and the room fills with cheers.
I come back to my reality
Sitting in front of my keyboard in my room
Far, far away from a stage.
But I know that someday
That day dream will become a reality
And I will get to hear the cheers
That are meant
Just for me.