Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Rise and Fall of a Star

Too fat
Too thin
Too troubled
Too bland
Too many old songs
Too few chords
Poor backup
He's drinking
She's popping pills
Too scanty
Too puritanical
He played the banjo before he walked
She cut her eye teeth on a twelve string


pop
star now—
someone new to watch
take center stage and blow air kisses
to adoring fans
who soon turn
and seek
new
stars.


Too bad.

10 comments:

  1. An intriguing take on the prompt. The life of a star is mostly short and intense and you've put your finger on the problem.

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  2. Exactly. Stars rise and fall, with a few exceptions whose music and talent is long lasting.

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  3. Ah, fickle fame...an no one is ever satisfied!
    Really enjoyed your take on the empty and superficial world of celebrity.

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  4. Especially like your first stanza, too too true, this chasing after something that is gone too, too, fast. Like your take on the prompt.

    Elizabeth

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  5. I like what you did with the prompt.

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  6. LOVE "eye teeth on a twelve string" and "scanty/puritanical." Nicely done!

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  7. Few rise and hold our attention for long. There is sad truth here. Air kisses! ;)
    ~Brenda

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  8. wow....certainly a poem I really enjoyed reading...a couple of times....well done and thanks for sharing your words

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  9. Clever take on the prompt and the rise and fall of the newer stars.

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