Cast the first stone

05 March 2018 Tagged: poetry

  • This is the story
  • Of Emma, the rock
  • Who had a talent for acting
  • That she couldn't unlock.
  • She was too hard-faced,
  • Gave lackluster renditions,
  • Her auditions were plagued
  • By feelings gone missing.
  • Yet she keeps being bold,
  • Always trying for a part
  • Half expecting to be told
  • To stop butchering this art.
  • This time they asked her for
  • Some more human emotion,
  • And she tried deep in her core
  • But they said she wasn't chosen.
  • She felt so displaced
  • Like she had never before,
  • With a tear on her face
  • She ran for the door.
  • In the back of the room,
  • The third or fourth assistant
  • Noticed the immense gloom
  • That befelled her, in an instant.
  • He shouted in a roar
  • To the casting director,
  • "If we cast her we'll score
  • more in the diversity sector!"
  • A revelation so abrupt
  • He decided to throw her a bone,
  • That's how they ended up
  • Casting the first stone.