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In The Limelight Poems

In The Limelight Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of in the limelight poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for in the limelight.

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Premium Member The Clown
There is a solace in his silence, a servant of his solitudes,
As he comforts in compliance, a jester to the multitudes…
He stands alone a neophyte, struggling within his confines,
Actions that do excite, impugnable inhibition when he signs.

Master of the satirical...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, anxiety, conflict, emotions,
Form: Rhyme



A cautionary tale
A girl called Lucy loved to trumpet lies
And idle gossip laced her lips with ease.
Tall tales tripped off her tongue to tantalise
Those twitching ears which reddened by degrees.

This filled her honest Mother with despair
‘You wash your mouth with soap’ she...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, death, insect,
Form: Rhyme
Elitists part 6

I'd rather see her doing something her talent can reach. A play for God,
a message for humanity, but that's just me. You want to talk about coverage? Our receivers ain't receiving? Specifically? Candace Owens ( like a Biblical Esther to...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, anger,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Clown

There is a solace in his silence, a servant of his solitudes,
As he comforts in compliance, a jester to the multitudes…
He stands alone a neophyte, struggling within his confines,
Actions that do excite, impugnable inhibition when he signs.

Master of the satirical...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, conflict, emotions, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Marlboro man
I desperately need a replacement heart
mine bit the dust and won’t start
its filters were clogged from all that smoke
Cigarettes butts are killers, that’s no joke

Wonder if that Marlboro man still lives
what he would say today  that gives
might he say...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, health,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Maybe It Was Eleanor
Ever wonder where big ideas come from?

Memories of FDR
from newsreel clips -
a lion-headed striking man
with rakish grin,
jaw jutting proudly, 
signature cigarette holder
clenched in his teeth
tilted ever upward...
soaring to the heavens
as he cruises by
waving to admirers
in his convertible coupe.

Short List FDR...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, feelings, history, international, philosophy, political, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Trimendous Rhyme Skills
I’m out to reel in the limelight
as I rhyme tight with sublime might,
filling each line each time without decline
as I climb to a blinding height,
a magical skill of a mastermind shining bright
with dynamite scaling up til miniscule and out of...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DANDELIONS


Always in the limelight
Cheerful and bright

I find you as wonderful
As you are bountiful

Yellow dots swaggered
Here and there scattered 

Like a child’s laughter
You epitomize summer

Dandelions wild and free
You are beautiful to me



Submitted on October 27, 2018, for contest OVERLOOKED BEAUTY sponsored...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, beautiful, flower, nature, perspective, summer, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Hubris is not my nature
Hubris is not my nature

I like my self to be tapered

Into humility rather than arrogance

If I do anything of significance

I play it down rather than flag it up

Maybe that's why my success has not amounted to much

I keep my head...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, appreciation, identity, inspirational, nature, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Rhymes of our Times
These kids talk comedy like comics getting banned from Comic Con/ Deferral, denial/ Gone viral like vinyl/ Going platinum/ He's golden/ Native of narrative town/ She gets around/ Like a disc she gets dissed/ Here's that disorder you ordered/ that...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, beauty, celebrity, depression, gender, music, society, word
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Who's the man behind the mask
Can you tell me, who's the man behind the mask?
Who gives a clever illusion, of a created past.
We've painted his portrait, but will the face we painted last?

A shadowy figure cloaked in mystery, making us laugh.
Do you really know this...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, identity, judgement, mystery, social, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Embrace Finality, Expand Reality
Life is not finite
We live to live
Not solely to find our place in the limelight
Be and Exist
A tryst must be made to come true
Do not evade and elude
Life is your chance to be you
Shudder at commonality
True vitality is found only...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, change, growth, hope, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Starry Eyed Fame
Many in the limelight aim
Despite diverse back rounds they came
   Whether a regular Joe Schmoe 
   or a ma dames

For stratospheric fame
   Sought after imprimatur 
   like some competitive games
Possibly an ordinary...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Narrative
Hype
So many of us will sell ourselves for the "hype"
Just for a moment in the limelight 
Selling their souls for minute of fame,  just to see their names  in the big bright lights
It can't be easy living in...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, anger,
Form: Free verse
The Best Journal
Every day is a page 
	to write a new story 
Every moment a stage 
	to act for God's glory 
The pen is in God's hands 
	He inscribes what He will
The director demands 
	that we our parts fulfil

Am I willing to...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, for him, god, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'Crayons'
We are like a box of crayons
Diverse and unique
The difference is; crayons 
Does not battle to be the best color in the box 
They are content in creating a stunning picture 
No matter if one color got preference over ...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, life, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Might They Find There
What might you find
if you peeled away layers
If the rind of my soul was to be stripped away

I fear what you'd see…..what you'd say…..what you'd think
The feeble of me sinks in fear of your thoughts
that you would only be thinking...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, introspection, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unquotable quotes Writers - XXXVIII
Unquotable quotes: Writers – XXXVIII

     for Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoieski  
     who let not even hope sustain them and who used their own last   
...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, creation, england, imagination, inspiration, judgement, writing,
Form: Epigram
It's All in the Timing
quatrain

Clearly put - the star was up to no good.
Musicians have an innate sense of time. 
The guests, notwithstanding, all understood
their host - a conductor well-past his prime.

Novice performers, the host chose just three
for the opening event of the night.
His...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, anxiety, celebrity, discrimination, music,
Form: Quatrain
So Many Yet So Few
?Writing poetry, to me is like a form of catharsis. You are exposing all of your feelings and letting it all hang out. We often are exhibiting extrovert tendencies to cover up our introvert ones. It is called a compensation...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, analogy, encouraging,
Form: Blank verse
I'll Never Play Carnegie Hall, Oh No
Well, I sit here all day and I practice Chopin
And I bang that poor keyboard like no other man.
What the hell does it get me but sore fingertips?
As I grunt in frustration while chewing my lips.

But I went to a...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, inspiration, inspirational, mentor, music, passion, teacher, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
signs beyond the sighs design 8 resurrecting love in the limelight 8
the scent of your spirits beauty
stitched in loves breeze
caused my soul to struggle to breath
could it be???
you and me???
finally beginning our dance for eternity
well
I suppose we'll see
I feel as if i've searched every sea
every angle of the Earths topography
in all...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, beauty, blessing, love, music, passion, romance, thanks,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Best Game In Town
Well to find a best game can be quite a wild ride
But just how should a fellow begin to explore?
If appropriate girl is not there by your side
There’s a chance that you won’t even get in the door.

But to come...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, life, drug,
Form: Rhyme
The Sea We Will Not Tame
Wondering upon our almost forgotten smiles
and twinkling eyes hidden, 
we have spun this world
in smoke and mirrors, 
reflecting light in curving waves. 

We have wandering
into the misty fog
as it marched 
out of clear air 
on a perfect night 
to become...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, friendship, life, love, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
when life was good and bright
I am only eighteen and I see a time gone,
and I miss when life was good and bright,
when I flew in flight,
to see such angel's beautiful delight,
and see those girls I loved in the limelight.
I miss those times,
when life was...Read More
Categories: in the limelight, deep, feelings, for her, girl, how i
Form: Rhyme