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