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Red Carpet Loneliness

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Red Carpet Loneliness

A parting of a crimson sea, to catch a glimpse and swallow whole They nonchalantly steal her soul, with no remorse or thought, but goals to slice her thin, and spill her name, upon red carpet dyed with greed. Beneath stiletto stilts it runs. They think it's fun behind the smile with masquerades to dazzle eyes. Are lonely hearts so worth the prize while clamored lust engulfs and drowns? The flashbulbs light the milky way while voices scream among the fray, and peel the starlight's skin away There is a hole, deep in the dark, as black as death without a spark A friend to trust, or out to gain? To rub a shoulder, hug the fame? She's guided by an elbow's charm, disarmed, by tabloids, drowns alone. They're hell-bent on the mystery, the secrets of her universe A paper doll is thrown to wolves, is just a soul who has rehearsed to fade and die, alone........alone.......with a million flashbulbs drugging her, ...then dragging she tumbles from the throne....
_____________________________________________________________ 9/12/13 For Contest: "Loneliness" Sponsored by Black-Eyed Susan

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:54:00 PM
    a lovey win...............SKAT

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:29:00 PM
    congratulations Carrie... nice deep winning poem...Linda

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:18:00 AM
    !!! Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 6:43:00 PM
    what a waste! like a rag doll, thrown away lost today. . . . . what a pitiful waste! you deserve top dog. . . Congrats on yr win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:41:00 PM
    congrats! GL

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fantastic win Carrie. Awesome write!

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 7:26:00 PM
    It reads like a sad litany for this poor woman, congratulations on your 1st place win xxx

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:52:00 PM
    One heck of a romp up there and YOU are getting very metered lady! For sure a #1 Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:05:00 PM
    superb Carrie big congrats on 1 st place Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 2:21:00 PM
    a very well deserved win on this amazing poem! Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win, Carrie

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 7:45:00 AM
    The winning streak continues! Well done.

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:55:00 PM
    So sad and beautiful.Somehow reminds me of Princess day and how fame stole her soul away and many others like Mariyn monroe..Whitney huston..Michael Jackson .Amy winehouse.So many of these stars who had it all yet had nothing at all.Indeed their soul was stolen ..indeed.A very profound sad true but beautiful poem..Excellent

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 9/15/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Princess Di (Diana) i meant : )
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 5:55:00 AM
    Reads like a winner to me..In the limelight is not necessarily the best place to be..Great work expressing that..Thanks for stopping by..Your comment was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Magnificent in its sad environment & setting. A lot of emotional twists & reality checks in these lines. Incredibly done.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:21:00 AM
    'While voices scream among the fray, and peel the starlight's skin away'...LOVE your comparison of movie and pop stars to the stars of the universe...There are so many tragic cases of the dangers of stardom (including men) but Marilyn Monroe's in particular, who was not just a 'dumb blonde', but a very intelligent, insightful person and an extremely talented and versatile actor...As usual, you have nailed it my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:56:00 PM
    You are right loneliness is darkness personified and you have fathomed to the deepest, Carrie

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:34:00 PM
    carrie, what a deep way to go in this contest. It reminds me of That young girl (cyrus miley?) that made such a fool of herself last week and also of that girl on the new country music tv show. Dang what is the name of it? Nashville. that's it. Have you seen it? This poem exactly describes that young singer star. Good one.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Wow, this is a tremendous "loneliness" poem my friend! I just love the depths you went into to describe the darkness of this affliction! Loneliness is dark and dismal, where even the greatest of people do fall within its grasp! What a brilliant piece here Carrie! Great Work!!