Prose for Thought – My Passion

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On Tuesday of this week I was lucky enough to get an acting job, appearing in a documentary about Stonehenge which should be shown on one of the BBC channels around June and the Summer Solstice. I haven’t acted for a while now and I had ‘sort of’ given up thinking that I will never really go anywhere with it BUT being back on set again and in costume, playing someone else, made me remember just how much I love this profession and how much I truly want to do it. I do have an Agent, I am trying to better myself and I really believe that if I keep trying I will get there one day.

This has been the inspiration behind my poem this week.

My Passion

I reignited the spark today,
The one I thought had gone
I thought that it had gone away
but now I know I’m wrong

It really is so strong
The feeling I have inside
It’s one I’ve had so long
And something I just can’t hide

I want to do it so much
So much with all my heart
I try hard to stay in touch
With the love I have for my art

I’ve tried so hard to leave it
And forget that it just won’t be
There are times I don’t believe it
There are times when it makes me see

Because one day it will be my turn
To make a living this way
This flame I have is a slow burn
My passion will have it’s day

© Victoria F J Welton 21st January 2014

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11 Comments

  1. Helen
    January 26, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Lovely poem- I followed my dream to uni to train as a stage manager and then realised it wasn’t what I really wanted. I feel so lucky to have found my second ‘dream’ teaching children with special needs- I hope you get to do your ‘passion’ full time one day!
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  2. January 23, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Ahh this is lovely – if you have an opportunity to follow your passion then you are the luckiest person in the world 🙂
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  3. January 23, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I am so happy for you. It’s hard sometimes to follow our passions. Congrats on acting job. That’s fantastic. Awesome poem, as always I love your poetry!!!! Best of luck on your next adventure in life!!!
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  4. Maddy@writingbubble
    January 23, 2014 / 11:27 am

    Congratulations on your acting job! I’m so glad you have reignited your passion and definitely think you should follow your heart and do what you love most!
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  5. January 23, 2014 / 10:20 am

    I’m so glad you’ve found your passion again. That’s a great poem.

    I’ll look out for that programme. 🙂

    Morgan x
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  6. Stephanie
    January 23, 2014 / 7:54 am

    I think the best thing we can do is follow our passions. We only get one life and we should do the thing we love.
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  7. Sarah Miles
    January 23, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Aw, I know what you mean. I used to be an actress and now the only input I get is the school play!

    I did wonder about trying again don’t think it’s practically possible :-(. Shame, think I’d be much better now with a heap of life experience to draw on.

    Will watch out for the prog! X
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  8. January 23, 2014 / 7:47 am

    I know what you mean about having a passion that you can’t ignore, even though sometimes you try, and even believe it’s not meant to be. For me it’s writing, in all forms. I thought it was unlikely to ever happen but now I feel I might just do it. I’m so pleased you re-ignited that passion and I’ll look out for it in June.
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