Many kids have dreams to be an athlete, artist or entertainer. A contest entry.
Her room was a stage where she could be
an actress, who would sing, dance or mime.
Her lonely feelings would fade away
as her pretend performance began on time.
The music came from a radio, the lights
from Christmas tree lights that blinked.
The crowd was a collection of dolls she kept
who would be amazed at her acting distinct.
Her name would be mentioned for many miles away
but time had elapsed, so she needed to sleep.
The Great Melissa had plans to dream
and many more rehearsals to keep.
Her theater became empty once more.
The old feeling of sadness returned.
The light was turned off her stage's back door
and Melissa's trek to the 'red carpet' was adjourned.