The Audition

It is one thing to stand with
many voices and sing.
The voices direct and guide me
and hold me up so I do not fall.
It is another thing entirely to
stand near a piano while someone plays
and hold a score and sing.

It is strange to hear one voice
instead of the ocean I normally swim in.
I wanted to see if I could do it
so I went and so I sang.

I did not audition to get in to the auditioned choir.
There were many sopranos so my chances were not good.
I have an inability to hear the quality of my own voice.
Is it an ugly voice or is it sweet?.
My friends may not want to tell me
as they know what singing means to me.

Teachers may tell me I have a good voice so lessons will go on.
So I auditioned to find out more about my voice.
And I will continue to sing because I love it so.

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