Go to America, they said.
Lift weights, learn lines, then party!
Read the script out loud, add humour,
If it makes your head feel hurty,
Don’t worry, it’s not a tumour!
Meet beautiful women, they said.
Lose the accent, speak proper.
Take off your shirt, give you money!
Do what they say, take the offer,
Grab it then get to the chopper!
Be rich and famous, they said.
Bigger than Stallone or Eastwood!
‘Rocky’ is proof anyone can act!
Don’t believe when they you’re no good,
Just smile and say “I’ll be back.”
Erik Kaisson, 2017