Tell me, did you see the Oscars, did anyone stay up all night Not something I could accomplish (next day I’d look quite a fright) Did anything grab your attention, make you sit up just a bit? Last year’s was hard to compete with; no one saw red or got hit
One thing that made it distinguished, helped it stand out from the pack Was women being better rewarded, the status quo starting to crack Another thing worthy of comment, that lifted the star-studded night Was seeing the roll call of winners, not so ubiquitously white
‘Everything everywhere’, the multiverse one, scooped up the best picture gong Seems to be saying, beside all its thrills, all’s not lost when it’s all going wrong You might have some skills quite undreamed of, waiting to see light of day A message to lift and inspire you, and drive all those self-doubts away
The thing that it prompts me to wonder, the thing that it moves me to say Is what if you’re not an A-lister, partying it up in LA? If you’re a Joe or Jill Average, juggling five kids on the go What can you take from the musings, of Tinseltown darling Ms Yeoh?
There’s a small piece of overlooked wisdom, a nugget that always surprises This: in another kingdom, heaven, is a whole different order of prizes You might be a cook or a cleaner, maybe none know your name or your face What’s valued right there isn’t stardust; just ordinary lives, shaped by grace