Vero Verse Break A Leg

(Good Luck?)

To make sure luck comes an actor’s way
Wishing them to “break a leg” is what you say
How the heck did this expression come to be
It’s stranger than calling a bottle opener, church key

I became a sleuth
To uncover the truth

Here’s how “Break a Leg” became Good Luck”

In the past understudies stood behind an unbroken line
Waiting for the main actor to be become un-fine
To be onstage their leg broke this linear form
Good luck was theirs, finally they could perform
It seems absurd but this became
The way good luck in theater is framed

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