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Stardom

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Stardom

Those who live in the bright spotlight of fame

Soon grow weary of critical acclaim

As targets for media seeking to shame

Their stardom goes nova in a burnt out flame




*Entry for Brian Strand’s contest

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  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:02:00 AM

    A belated congratulations Carolyn on your win in Brian Strand's "One Single Four Line" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 8:44:00 AM

    I love this-truth in a beautiful language.

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 11:16:00 AM

    So true for many of the so-called (famous for 15 minutes) stars! We seem to be obsessed with celebrity in the modern age. But it really is a conveyor belt of mediocrity, in the main. Real stars pay their dues and stand the test of time. Excellent write! Glad you are feeling a little better, Carolyn. Love and best wishes, Robert.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 11:22:00 AM

    It's not a word I desired to have Carolyn. I'm happy being me, because nobody else can. I totally agree with Sophia. Good luck in Brian's contest. It's great to see him back :)

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 9:40:00 AM

    So true, great insight and to make it so poetic, you are insightful.

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 2:02:00 AM

    Yes, is a shame so many are discouraged this a way. Good poem, Charles

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 9:25:00 PM

    I'm diggin the term NOVA. I may borrow that one with your permission...one day!---I love this short n' sweet bit of hot fire spit straight into the soup. I mean spit in a good way.(you know me, off my rocker a little) AND, I haven't located my A. GreenSCAM poem yet, but I will post it shortly. I am posting a semi-political poem called "Altruistic View" here in a minute. Please read, as I think you will enjoy. Your Pal of Pen. ~JSLambert

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 9:12:00 PM

    still a mega media star you are . carols... congrats on the acclaimed spot with huggs! lovely in it's reality...

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 2:15:00 PM

    Cngratulations on the win in the contest of brian, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 2:04:00 PM

    Congratulations, CArolyn. A job well done!

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 12:47:00 PM

    Congrats ~ Nice..........curious how this poem was birthed..........///so true ~ Blessing to you!!!!!~^Rick

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 11:29:00 AM

    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Great piece. Nice going. Thanks for your kind words. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 11:07:00 AM

    congrats on your win Carolyn, wonderful piece, I am amazed at how much poets have accomplished in just 4 lines............Francine

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 10:33:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Brian Strand's contest. Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 10:06:00 AM

    Many congrats on your win, my friend : ) I would have never known about this one - it was harder to find than Atlantis LOL

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 5:22:00 PM

    How true? and I agree with you, carolyn

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 10:46:00 AM

    Reads like a winner to me..There is truth in them there words...Good luck in the contest...Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my two recent posts..Sara

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 10:05:00 AM

    how very true, Carolyn and so sad really how so many lives have ended this way? btw I just remembered-- you were a hippo before, now an elephant?? Carolyn, I think there must be a more colorful (& thinner! yikes I can only hope to lose the pounds that you lost!) animal out there for you ;) hugs

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 9:44:00 AM

    you know you are so right, very few people make to the top stay there without no trouble coming there way. they have to learn that once your there, your life is no longer theirs, they have to live a different way. a great piece you wrote for the contest, good luck.

    Foulk Avatar James Foulk Date: 5/23/2011 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have not checked my soup mail yet, but will, thank you for info
  1. Date: 5/23/2011 6:56:00 AM

    Yes, LOL, very true indeed, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 5:50:00 AM

    This is so true Carolyn and yet many of them enjoy even the bad press.. Good luck for BS's contest, love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 10:07:00 PM

    Sure does, Carolyn! Very well written and thought out! Good luck in Brian's contest and thank you for your comments, ongoing support and friendship and emails! Much appreciated. Love, Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 9:58:00 PM

    * “Yesss * Perhaps They Find More to This Moment In Time * Then Merely Seculars Views * I Believe Tis The Ones Whom Wish to Hold Tightest Unto The Chains of This Blink of An Eye Life * Whom Truly In The End Suffer Most * I Love Your Compassion In This Wonderfully Expressed Verse* Dear Gifted & Beautiful * Priceless Carolyn. * A Light Shining In Nova Delight * Hugs & Kissses * Kissses & Hugs * With Lips of Luv * Sarah” *

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 8:58:00 PM

    I'm with you on this one, and I wish you good luck in the contest too.

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 8:47:00 PM

    And yet some of them benefit off the negative press. The world is a strange place, CArolyn. Oh, and thanks for letting me know on the footles thing. maybe next time!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 6:00:00 PM

    There is a big price to pay with fame..good one LNC..last line a killer. Love, BG

    Devonshire Avatar Carolyn Devonshire Date: 5/22/2011 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Inspired by Charlie Sheehan, LNC. We see this happen so often. Robert Blake, OJ and Tiger Woods as well.
  1. Date: 5/22/2011 3:20:00 PM

    this is very true with anyone who has been in the spot light for a long time. nice write cory

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 3:04:00 PM

    So very true of celebs. Good luck to you in the contest:)

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 2:54:00 PM

    wonderful rhyme for the contest Carolyn, best of luck