Final Act – Author Brenda-Lee Ranta


He had fallen asleep

missing the First and

Second Act of the play

He had failed to read

the marquee; his name

as supporting actor

She was gone; he

had missed every

single dress rehearsal

He missed the part

where he was left

to raise his children

He missed the part

in the play where he

was left bankrupt

He missed the part

where he had worked

to be left with nothing

He missed the part

where she had been

duplicitous and selfish

The curtains closed,

he took a final bow

to a silent audience

He went home with

his Playbill, shuttering

at the coming reviews

He was to be

his worst critic


© Brenda-Lee Ranta


Excerpt from the book Allegories

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brenda-lee About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

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3 replies

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your work and God bless you!



  1. an excerpt from my second book, Allegories – a thirst for connection | The Lyrical Journal

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