Form: Rhyming couplets
Hey, Mr. Director! I think the script needs a revision
There are very few happy scenes and too much tension!
Could you tell the scriptwriter the cues are all askew
Why is it the same old story and not something new?
Why don’t I as the main protagonist have the centre stage?
Why does the audience age as in the play I age?
It’s my life’s drama, shouldn’t I have a say?
Somehow I am not happy with the progression of the play.
Why wasn’t I given a bound script at the very beginning?
Why do I have to improvise only on your telling?
Why, pray, can’t I do it when I need to?
You treat me as a puppet on string, yes sir, you do!
And listen, Mr. Director, you can’t just thrust me into limelight
We need some rehearsals if the show is on day and night!
Next time when you decide to cast me in the drama of life
Do allow me to play the role as I envisage to avoid any strife.
I am not the kind to leave the production midway
Even if it is not to my liking, till the end I’ll stay!
Next time I will be my own script writer as well as the director
It’s time, sir, for you to hand over the reigns of this theatre!