Mabou Hall

July 24, 2011

Written by  Ron Gillis

Sitting in the corner of a Mabou Hall,
Fifth man out listenin’ to prompters call.
Music reverberating off tartan wall,
Sitting in the corner of a Mabou Hall.

Stranger you see in the midst of frolic,
Yearnin’ to get back to my roots,
Caught in excitement of figures promenading,
Bringing me back to days of my youth.

Figure after figure sashay night away,
My heart on dance floor.
Suddenly booming voice beckons me,
Come! Son join us, we need one more.

No longer in the corner of a Mabou Hall,
Fifth man out listenin’ to prompters call.
Part of action, now you see,
Swinging my partner howling with glee.
Swinging my partner howling with glee.

Ron Gillis is a retired postal worker, longshoreman and sailor.  His writing came late in life with song writing being his main interest.  He is proud to say that he received three FACTOR grants for his song writing.  He says “I also dabble in poetry.”

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