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That lady sure could sing

They looked, they stared, their minds made up
At what they thought they saw
A lady old and past it
Stood still on the stage floor

She held a mike, tight in her hand
Told them of her ambition
They laughed and jeered and sniggered too
With smiles that held derision

What have we here? They thought just that
She canít be any good
Sheís not made up, her hairís not styled
It was just the way she stood

The first bars played and silence reigned
Throughout the packed theatre
They thought that they would laugh
And things would not get better

But what came next was pure delight
Her voice broke into song
Their eyes lit up, their jaws dropped low
They realized theyíd been wrong

They judged her by the way she dressed
The way she looked on stage
They judged her like a book
But didnít turn the page

What was inside, they hadnít seen
They overlooked one thing
Although she didnít look the part
That lady sure could sing

by Lily Anne

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