Sonnet under my bonnet

NaPoWriMo Day 23
Prompt: Sonnet

The unstressed followed by stressed beats may need a little work, but it’s good enough for now.

Backstage – Version I

In seats the bums of people fill the hall
As stage crew’s headsets getting every
One in position, for the curtain call
The stage is managed, singers reverie
Are well, they are, so nods the artistic
Director, take a pill and sit now still
The one bulb in the sconce is no biggie, Rick
With iron might the SM keeps good will
The opera singers bustle backstage
In full skirting, sound check, lighting check, ready!
Madame Butterfly it is the rage
O darn, the headsets a-buzzing, O Freddy!
The lights then go out and all is quite calm
We’re set and now the show must now go, bomb!

© Colleen Knight, 2016


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