Category Archives: Performance

W is For Duck – Now on Social Media!

Dear readers of my blog,

I am pleased to announce that W is for Duck is now on Social Media – it has it’s own Facebook page which you can find by simply searching on Facebook for “W is For Duck” or by clicking here:

On the page you will see my blog posts, and will be able to see some of my Friday Poems brought to life – as there are videos of me reading them at a local Open Mic Night – including a reading of my newest poem, “I Hate Barbie” – which won’t appear on my blog for a few weeks yet!

Feel free to like, and share the Facebook Page, and encourage your friends to check out my blog!

And don’t forget to check out this week’s Friday poem – it’s posted at 6:30pm tomorrow, Friday 28th July.




Friday Poem #24

Good evening and welcome to this week’s Friday poem.

As you read this, I will be preparing to go on stage to play my part in my local amateur dramatics group’s performance of “Dangerous Corner”, a play by J.B. Priestley.

This weeks poem is inspired by the act of performing.

I hope you like it.



Lights up

Heart rate up

All dressed up.

The steps to the stage, a mountain


Lines learnt

Midnight oil burnt

My place in this cast earned

So why do I doubt myself?


I know these lines

I know these lines

I know these lines

I’ll just check my script once more


Sounds of the audience filter through back stage

I pace to and fro like an animal in a cage

I have nightmares that my script is a blank page

The time creeps ever nearer


My mouth goes dry

I have butterflies

I don’t know why

I can’t remember my own name


The hall falls silent, it’s time to go on

I’m so nervous,  I don’t think that I can go on

At least this time I don’t have a song

There’s my cue –


Deep intake of breath, and……