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"Poetic Fame"

Poetry By: Christian Taylor

A poem about my sudden rise of popularity from being featured on the Booksie homepage with my poem "Barely Breathing" and the aftermath...

Submitted:Mar 29, 2012    Reads: 72    Comments: 25    Likes: 9   

Peace is prevalent,
Quiet is the new norm,
Could barely breathe from all the hype,
That was brought on before,
Poetic words seem like headlines,
On the tabloids,
For a glimpse of fame,
For a poet so new to the game,
Great praise brings forth,
New fans,
Desire to be a talent like you,
Publicity from a poem,
That is from the heart.
With every perk to fame,
Comes the darker side,
Stardom brings forth,
Great criticism and unwanted attention,
Not my taste; sounds familiar,
Copy and paste; unoriginal,
Endless is the critical words of the critics that abound,
Such harsh words damn a poet to emotional darkness,
So cold and haunting,
Motivation seems so fleeting,
And so bleak,
Never imagined poetic words,
So simple, yet meaningful,
Draw much attention like a Hollywood premiere,
Publicity subsides,
What to do?
They want more,
Expectations high,
Screaming with anticipation,
Pressure is on to deliver,
A poem as masterful as is perfection,
Failure is not an option,
Yet never seems to escape the mind,
One chance,
Make it or break it,
Failure to impress,
A harsh word that is called fluke,
Whispers from peers in poet's society.
Just when does one realize the magnitude of it?
Was it all worth it?
Does one prefer the small following?
Or the A-list status?
Poetic words only speak from the heart,
How it's receipted,
Is only up to the audience,
Beware what you wish,
Beware the outcome,


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