I am participating in the #BarAThonEdition3 which involves alternate days of blogging from July 2nd, 2018 to July 15th, 2018, based on a theme and a prompt for the day.
Tonight will be her swan song.
They’re coming to watch her perform.
When the lights go off,
the shots will resound across.
She’ll get to be famous again—
to earn her six minutes of fame.
© Esha Mookerjee Dutta July 2018
***Image Courtesy: Unsplash***
(Linking up with Day 6 of BarAThonEdition3. Prompt for Day 6— ‘Six Minutes of Fame.’)
My other posts for BarAThon:
Day 2: Between Scylla and Charybdis
Day 4: Four Corners of the World
You are so good at poetry, Esha! How do you do it?
Oh dear! That’s a compliment, Shilpa. I don’t know if I’m good it not but I do love poetry and have been writing stuff from college days. I stopped in between for a very long period of time but now, trying to regain my confidence by starting again. Your encouragement works beautifully, dear. <3
Fame is definitely short lived. But performer must know to keep it alive in his/her senses throughout the life. This will make life easier and happier.
Reminded me of the Black Swan movie. Fame is short lived
So much truth and sadness hiding in this poem, Esha. Profound!
The sad truth about the short span of a performer. Strong poem.
It’s indeed sad that it’s short lived and age instead of talent defines the career of an artist.
Beautifully written Esha.
Oh the tragedy of an aging performer. It’s always tough to become a has been especially if you’ve been a celebrity.