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So fair and fickle as a full grown child
Youth is captured in your radiant smile
A name you chose to become more styled
Is masking what you've been known for awhile

When fame and fortune replacing your soul
Is not something you ever consider
Why wonder why life is out of control
When you sell life to the highest bidder

The limelight glows on the stage you enter
For turning back is out of the question
A spotlight shines on you front and center
And accounts for your manic depression

When fame sets you apart from the masses
Time to take off those rose colored glasses
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Posted: Jul 2012
About this poem:
Just be yourself for goodness sake because you'll never
fool anyone trying to be somebody you're not.

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lucy1777
Excellent Sonnet Yankee! I really like those last two linesteddybear
swade777
Chris.... you AMAZE ME!!! You have a talent that is every bit as admirable as that of my favotite 'English' poet, Mr. Fellsman! Now I've gotta claim that I have TWO favorite poets!! :-) Another awesome Sonnet, just as Lucy has said!! GRAND my friend, absolutely GRAND!!! Happy Independence Day!!!!
Odette67
When fame sets you apart from the masses
Time to take off those rose colored glasses

This is a very thought provoking Sonnet Yankee...So much truth here. hug purple heart




“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”
Ondos
I take my hat off to you.
Fellsman
Hi Yankee

You have developed your sonnet writing to great heights. This is superb - both the narrative and the attention to the technicalities. A fine write.

Bill wine wine
Yankee4you
Thank you Lucy
Yankee4you
deep regards Swade....Thanks for even considering me in a class with Bill....
Yankee4you
Chrissie...There"s an old saying...keep your head on....i think it inspired this one.... :))
Yankee4you
Thank you Odnos
jena_massie
absolutely true
wave
Yankee4you
Thanks Bill wine wine
windyweatherly
while it is easier said than done i believe life enjoyed by people with fame generally rides effortlessly in their big and strong shadow

I am inspired by this people because without them there would be an enormous boredom

take Eistein Galileo Bill Gates while they dont go prancing their fame it is the commercialism sttached to fame that make people envious and uncomfortable

Most of these people are generally calm and humble bt the media feed them this enormous EGO

I myself avoid such a display of freaky built up and you can, too.

That is all. Now if a person is poisonously srrogant and thrive in intoxicating pride, that is a different dtory.

Bush is one of them

windy
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