Billy Elliot

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After a Billy Elliiot Play

November 21st, 2019 had my eyes leaking open crying
~giggles-bump in~ interrupted ~all emotion~ Overwhelmin’
my tear-filled ducts would pump an ocean
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Faucet drops APPLAUSE ~Hand motion~
Slay-uh-mm dunnk🏀WAH-oh! Hole in 1!🏌️‍♀️⛳
CRACK! Grand slam!🏏 Wham! Another home run!⚾
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Colorful dances.
Exquisite songs!
YAHZTEE!
BINGO!
GIN!
MAHJONG!
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At age eleven I could ‘uh tried ballet but feared my peers might think me gay. This middle-school fool never ever fit in thinking evenly out but oddly within.
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I untangled out my self-expression born from lessons torn from tensions. Piles of rhymes trickled river-like rhythm bending yet mending my inner cynicism.
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Billy’s joy inspired me; I admire him entirely. His dances struck ‘n tired me. His pomp pumped breath outside ‘uh me.
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Feats of fire blaze through fear striking light through cloudy air. He spun, he sprang, he spiraled free floating void of gravity.
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A net of workers lit the way elevating Billy up to day — Holding hands breach endeavors braving cold ‘n dismal weather pick-ax mine or leave together. Union: strike! Don’t scab ‘er sever.
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Coal for you, coal for me cheap ‘n dirty energy. Dynamite there match light it here
ssssss *—–[====] BOOM KABOOM POP-THUNDER-TEAR!
Certain teeth bite self-proposition with venom injected from callous derision;
no one can tell you what to do so they’ll try ‘n hurt ‘n insult you.
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Your mother’s hug let you go her echoing whispers wish you “Grow”
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And now she’s so so proud of you.
You reached so far, so your wingspan grew.
You ran – took off – lift up – you flew
you rose starward like helicopters do.