Our glamorous lodger burst into the room
“Turn on the TV, channel 3 and there’s me”
Ten stories up, she was there on the screen
A dare devil stunt to enhance her CV
A tight rope maneuver across the main street
“If my mother knew she’d sure throw a fit”
“Her TV is on the blink, thank goodness for that”
Harnessed for safety, she failed to make it.
An ongoing challenge, Fear Factor its name,
“Thank goodness I failed for the next one is worse
Eating live roaches , that is simply bizarre
The thought turns my stomach, its utterly gross”
The whole scene inspired me to reach for the sky
I asked her advice for the way to proceed
“Ring Stardom Talent and mention my name”
I made the decision and followed her lead.
Photo graphs taken both front and profile
Measurements all, from top to toe
Also noted was the size of shoe
I felt keyed up and ready to go.
I kept my hopes alight as the months went by
Castings aplenty came my way
I followed instructions , performed the parts
But few were the call backs I’m sad to say.
At last directions were given to film shoot
Vatican treasures were part of the theme
I was cast as a nun in habit and veil
A three legged dog was in the same scene!
When not on set instructions were clear
Extras must stay within a marked space
Beside me did sit one troubled female
As words poured forth, I kept a straight face
I felt restrained to behave myself
A crucifix embellished my apparent role
Unable to escape this outpouring
I just stopped short of blessing this soul
Eating fruit salad for almost five hours
A restaurant scene in a film of intrigue
Denzel Washington a star, but not in my scene
My grandchildren think that I’m in the same league!
As only an extra it was hard to distinguish
The instant yours truly was part of the joint
Should blinking occur, you’d miss my days work
Except for that dog which helped to pin point.
Then photo library with multiple stills
Permission given for subsequent sale
Frequent repair of make-up and wardrobe
A feeling of stardom, a fairy tale.
A step up the ladder came out of the blue
From extra to ‘artiste’ for a cordial concern
Competitive ping pong was centre stage
I whacked the ball and money did earn.