Musing on Being Famous or Not
Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers
Wound up famous in a nursery rhyme
Plied their trades, were movers and shakers
Remembered from a long-forgotten time.
If I were famous, would it be for naught,
For some great deed, or something I wrote?
Should I aspire to the political scene, or not,
Perhaps on the big screen, for a notable quote?
Would I want a monument built in the square,
Have my name celebrated on a special day
To have such aspirations, I would say “beware!”
If I were famous, I think I would say... “No way!”
Makes me think I should not aspire to fame
But only to be remembered by foes and friends,
Who may, after I am gone, invoke my name
How fondly I would hope, well, it all depends.
Written February 13, 2021
For "If I Were Famous" Contest
Sponsored by Joe Sandler
L MILTON HANKINS