Friday, October 17, 2014

Press Stardom (OctPoWriMo2014)-Day 17

It's like everything we do is for everyone to see
We might as well just film it and make a movie
Put it in the cinemas in 2D and 3D
Because we can't get a moment of peace

They're like paparazzi gaping through the cracks of our home
Even with the lights off we're never fully alone
 So we put on our shiny smiles made out of chrome
And pull out the stitches when no one's looking, that was tightly sewn

Only because we're not allowed to crack
We can't take that chance unless they turn their backs
Why won't they all just go away, take their bags and pack?
Maybe then we can continue where we left, get back on track

Camera smiles and red carpet attire
Come on baby, let's sell it to the highest buyer
We made it this far, straight through the wire
Don't let them know we're burning in the fire

Because there's nothing more that they'll love than a juicy story
Let's make this look good no matter how messy and gory
Because pain is how they get their glory
Don't let us become their latest quarry

I got the inspiration for this poem through a random words generator that gave me the words "press" and "stardom". It seemed perfect since I'm also obsessed with Pop Culture. 



  1. I like the way you captured the way fame can extract it's price on the celebrities.

    1. Thanks! There's always a price to pay when it comes to fame.

  2. Such a strong poem from just two words - well done!

    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed the prompt for today. I always felt the best way to get my creative juices flowing is to randomly introduce things.

  3. This was so interesting- I understand a lot of it related to pop culture and fame but I personally was able to relate to some parts too. Thanks for sharing! Honestly, such a strong poem!


    1. Thank you. I wanted to make it relatable so I had the idea of 2 people in a relationship where everyone around them has something to say. I think a lot of people can relate or have been through that at one point.