This poem was created by Harrison Winrow with help from the company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and read by the full cast at assembly on March 25th. Created with and inspired by words from the show, we hoped it would give our school a taste of the story. By popular demand we include it here. You can also read it in our program when you come see PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Either way, enjoy.
The Peeling Gold Letters on Her Majesty’s Trunk
A Company of Men and Women enters with a purpose,
Those who hope and those who dream, on the brink of a new adventure.
We enter now before you, both to hope and to dream
With you yes, swimming in this shimmering lake of gold far, far underground.
There’s a poet in this pirate’s veins
And he scribbles down arteries frantic and with ire brewed in the belly of the Neverland Because it all ends, those are the rules.
No! we are not to dull or drown or disappoint!
The object is to lure them here, not send them into psychoanalysis!
Oh, We are but actors of youth and Integrity
So now if you please, join us, get comfy
And in this chapel, or in the theater, or both
An echo or a voice, or both
Seemed to answer us:
Peter and the Starcatcher
I promise you now,
There is nothing between me and the sky–
Oh you and your inclination towards the sentimental
Fine, I’ll tell you:
It is he, the boy, nameless and friendless, he is a lonesome child with not a single toy;
It is they, the orphans, a unit in desperate need of a leader, they cannot swim lest they have tails, gills or fins;
It is she, the girl, the starcatcher — no apprentice! — the mother, oh the reckless selfless lover of life, and giver of the kiss!
And it is us, the dreamers and the hopeful, yes, the onlookers must look on.
And yes, sold to the snakes, saved from the savage, sent from solace to solitude, he still just wants to be something!
We all still just want to be that one thing.
we still just want to be
A Tropical king
We all still just want to be
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