Entertainment Regrets

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When you listen to some of the artists out there and pay attention to their lyrics, you are left with wondering why they keep doing what they are doing when they seem not so happy. Older artists want to retire, but they don't. How many last concerts has Cher had?

Submitted: September 05, 2012

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Bob Marley
Tupac
And
Michael Jackson
Gave their fans
Too much credit
I wonder
By trying
To
Tell them
The truth
Do they
Regret it?
People bounce
To the music
They created
But their words
Went straight
To mental edit
And entertainers
Singers
And rappers
After them
Continue the illusion
Of glamor
As the path
Was laid for them
Secret things
Wait for them
And
Eventually
Takeover them
And if
They get
Out of line
With them
They’ll end up
In jail like Tupac,
TI
And Lil Kim
What is
Behind that red door
We hear rumors
Of explicit wonderland
This comes
With their
Success
And financial
Entertainment plan
You are a
Slave to them
Until
You’re pass
70 years old
Still
Performing for them
You tell your fans
You do it
Because
You love it
I’m in my fifties
And I know
You
You can shove it
You can be
In great health
But you still
Don’t want to be
Out on stage
In heels
Performing
For someone
Else’s wealth
You want to
Sit down
Around
Your kitchen table
Telling the same
Old fable
In your favorite
Housecoat
Trying to hit
Your famous
High note
No make up
No borrowed hair
No fan stares
No fanfare
You are
Just here
Enjoying your twilight years
But You
Tell yourself
This is the life
I dealt myself
You signed the paper
And made
An agreement
Binding you
To an
Endless payment
Not many
Of you
Will
Come out of it
And just
Say it
Because
You fear it
So you keep it
And stay
Toon in it
And down with it
But if
You’re one
Who gets it
And get
Tired of it
Playing your life
As a
Media skit
No longer
Acting as a their pawn
For Profit
Or if
You’re the one
Who wants
To reveal it
Then
You’ll be on
The next
News report
As a top three
Fans
Dearly departed
And the fans
Mourn for you
Clip old tracks
Off YouTube
And you
Become more profitable
After your death
And we
The fan
Can’t hardly
Recover
After
The last death
Still mourning
For Whitney
It happened
too quickly
Fans can’t
Catch
Their breath
Some artists
Continue to say it
In their lyrics
Because
They
Have to write it
Even when
They know it
They know
You won’t
Even hear it
You got
The beat in it
And that’s
How they spin it
They count on it
Their subliminal funky music
Rap, Country, R/B
And even Gospel
Not exempt from it
Peace, Love and Revolution
To the ones who have fallen
And a special Hot Spark to Lauren
Not down with it
Spittin real spit
She’s not sliding by it
Like the record keeper
Of US assets
Entertainment
Regrets
What do
They have to do
Once they go
Beyond that red door
Because
Bob Marley
Tupac
And Michael Jackson
Are
Opposite
Of the orphan kid
Who wanted more


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