Famous

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Addicted to the spotlight


It’s a dream so vain, and shallow as a birdbath,

Don’t give a fuck, cause I refuse to be ignored.

If I fade into the background, it’s of my own accord,

Regardless of how you feel, you won’t forget about me.

 

Addicted to the spotlight, and the constant camera flashes,

Plastered all over social media, you’ll never escape my presence.

Mastered the art of the networking, was birthed by the internet,

I’m the spark that you need, bringing energy to a dead society.

 

If that’s narcissistic to you, then diagnose me with NPD,

Stealing the room like a master thief, this shit is easy to me.

Getting into your head is so easy, my smile leaves you paralytic,

Got your heart palpitating irregularly like you’ve got arrhythmia.

 

I visualize my name up in lights, droves of people screaming for me,

Having so much money, that I’m running out of places to store it.

If you’re looking for humility, you should check another aisle,

Big imagination, always dreaming, but this will become my reality.

 


Submitted: August 15, 2018

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A.D. Ware

I feel like this is a perfect description of millennials today! Me being one of them! lol. The fame, the spotlight, the instant gratification that social media brings, i think that can become addicting as well. It's also something I feel we're brought up to yearn for, that kind of success. Anyway, great writing and beautifully said.

Wed, August 15th, 2018 4:42am

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Ha, I agree! I'm one of them as well, these days literally anyone can become a celebrity (even a minor one) through the power of the internet. Views, likes, retweets, and all of that stuff can be incredibly addicting. Because it's so easy and fast to get, it makes you feel good/strokes your ego that you can become obsessed with it.
I do think that you're onto something, there, that we are brought up to yearn for success. Being famous, rich; all of those things are desired on some level by us. And given the fact that as kids, plenty of us looked up to actors, writers, athletes, politicians, scientists, etc. All of those people are successful and have some degree of fame, and we're taught that being like those people is what (at least in terms of society) is success.
Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your comment :)

Tue, August 14th, 2018 9:59pm

tom mcmullen

Funny poem M...Wisdom, a bit like "You're so vain I think this song was written about you..."

Wed, August 15th, 2018 6:31am

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Thanks for reading :)

Wed, August 15th, 2018 8:46pm

hullabaloo22

Nice work, MW. I cna think of quite a few people this fits perfectly.

Wed, August 15th, 2018 8:01pm

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I can think of several people as well, haha, thanks for reading :)

Wed, August 15th, 2018 8:47pm

jaylisbeth

How is this, MW. Phenomenal job, my friend

Fri, August 17th, 2018 5:19pm

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Thanks for reading :)

Fri, August 17th, 2018 10:44am

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