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

My poem 'Reputation' is about a woman who endures an experience where she has to cope with hateful people and is scrutinized at every step but makes it out alive in the end. It is loosely based on the sixth studio-album by Taylor Swift, also titled 'Reputation'.


Something that died long ago in her past.

Belike for the echoing voices and bitter words.

Something that was buried deep and wasn’t going to last.

Something that everyone wanted but was often disguised as absurd.


For those who had envy when she had it, and joy when she didn’t,

wanting to snatch it away every spilt second

She wanted to heal the wounds but alas, she couldn’t

And beneath her convincing smile, she was waiting for the right moment.


And now comes the time,

when everyone seems outstanding

magnificent, unforgettable and divine.

But here, every insignificant mistake is a new crime.


And now she approaches this place

where everything appears man-made.

Huanting reflections of charming faces

and spatters of ink for losing the foolish races.

Locked up behind the immense gates,

held back on the day of her glorious parade.


“All you are is lame”

that’s what they said,

when they didn’t have anyone else to blame.

But she, hadn’t given up yet.


Looking back on her seemingly endless voyage,

traumatizing was the experience and colossal was the shipwreck

She had witnessed a fair amount of heartless annoyances

and was now quite used to the ocean of hateful lies being up to her neck.


Along with all that being portrayed,

she knew she’d survive,

and that daylight would finally show up one day.

Her reputation may have deteriorated,

but her legacy persists. 

Submitted: February 03, 2021

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