Curtain Call…

               Whenever was My curtain call -- 
                and where was I to miss it? 
                  No one cued my entrance, 
                   no help could I elicit! 

              What actor took my lines away -- 
                 must I stand mute forever? 
                 Watching from this alcove 
                  rehearsing my endeavor! 

           I must come forth, this is My time -- 
                   my debut is essential. 
                   No director testing me 
                must miss my true potential.