Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Moment Before

By Madeleine Delbridge


The moment before
Huge, shimmery, fluorescent stage
Heart pounding rapidly
Sweat trickling down my cheeks

Red and white hat, pair of whiskers painted
A laugh here and there
A laugh everywhere

Still, I stood so still
So very, very still.
waiting to step into the spotlight

Reflections of each other
Performer and audience
Hand in hand

A deep breath
Hands relaxed
Peeking from the curtain
All the beaming fans

My first step
Propelled to the stage
Feet touching the floor of my destiny.
The moment had begun.