TSM 178 — A Chance to Shine

This time they say I look like Brando
but they’re looking for Charlie Sheen
Another time said I resembled Keaton
but wanted someone resembling Dean
I’ve read the scripts! I know the lines!
Give me a chance, please! One time!
Dialects from Shakespeare to Bronx
Struts like Astaire to a lumbering Ox
Hollywood looks are supposed to win
But auditioning today is for an indie,
which makes them a sin. Tomorrow I
try for a season they’re casting where
my cousin does the costumes, an in,
as Tracy likes the way she makes him
look thin. Wish me luck, my adoring
fans-to-be. One chance to shine and
I’ll soon be thanking the Academy!

I had 3 images to choose from and this one spoke to me.

Fireblossom is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love this Lisa! The rhyme is wonderful and the thoughts are a perfect capturing of the actor in the image!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Carrie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Carrie I had to find out who he is: Alden Ehrenreich.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Lisa this is great! โค

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol anne. Glad you like it.

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Let’s hope he gets his change to shine!

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  4. Jim says:

    Lisa, this was fun. Casting is hard, there used to be prices to pay. Now??
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jim! Hoping the best person for the job, but that’s always subjective…

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  5. While I’m luckily not in the acting business, I can only imagine how tough casting must be!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! So many candidates for every role. If I was a director, I’d find a casting director who I knew was good and make sure they were long-term employees.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    As with musicians, very few actors get that big break. I’ve always liked that song too. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like the song, K. I think Shel Silverstein wrote it…

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  7. Sadje says:

    I do wish him luck. Nicely done Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome

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  8. writingwhatnots says:

    Poor boy – will he ever make it? I particularly enjoyed: ‘Struts like Astaire to a lumbering Ox’ – ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Marion.

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  9. fireblossom32 says:

    Academy all the way!

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  10. wyndolynne says:

    This just flat out made me smile and hope for his big break. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Wyndolynne. I hope so also ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Myrna says:

    Your lines are cleverly and perfectly matched to the photo. Enjoyed reading this so much.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Myrna, glad you enjoyed reading it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Helen Dehner says:

    Lisa!!! This is pure delight! We all need “an in” at some point in life!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes we do! Thanks, Helen! Did you have a good day yesterday? I am guessing it was wonderful.

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  13. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Really clever Lisa…that is a tough racket…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max! I can’t imagine trying to break through in that field! Always someone just as hungry up-and-coming.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It’s kinda like baseball…someone younger always trying to take your place. That is not a good feeling.

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