I stood awkwardly there at that moment,
The option, I thought was wrongly chosen
Sweaty palms and rosy face,
Shaky hands and things going on apace.
Tremulous lips and racing heart,
When all it began from the start.
All I felt was an impalpable crowd,
My voice resisted being heard aloud.
A moment scarier than a nightly ghost,
The time which seemed difficult to pass almost.
Then I closed my eyes and took a deep breath,
I felt like something I have awakened from death.
Subconsciously, I tried wearing a smile,
A smile that lit a thousand other smiles.
And as I went on with the performance,
All those eyes rolled on me with romance.
My nerves started to play under my control,
Somewhere I knew it was okay as a whole.
And soon when the music came to an end,
The judges wore the smile I gave it to them.