Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar
A sustained career in the performing arts is easy...
Hasn't done it.
Or could if they tried.
There is quite a difference between being entertained,
It's very similar to the art of writing.
And there is an 'art' to it.
There has to be a love connection.
An emotional committment.
A joy that is heartfelt.
And a devotion that is inseparable.
If those factors aren't there...
Becoming a critic is less involving.
And requires far less talent!
Being able to use one's body and mind,
Is a gift.
Especially if one has to tolerate...
The creativity expressed coming from critic's lips.