A Thought on Fame

When you think about fame
Perhaps you see what I do - 
Glamour
Movies
Cameras
And lights,
Red carpets
And mountains of glittering gold
And staying up all night
But then I wonder if its worth
The conflicts that arise
Like 15 minutes of fame
Scrutiny
Or paying the soul price
And then I know it isn't fame that I desire
But love
And when I think of how I wish to be loved
It isn't through a lens
Or persona
Curated
Algorithmic
And cultivated online
As if to say
I am only me
Soft
Vulnerable
Caring
Always light
Instead
I would wish others to know my heart
The pain I've squandered
The battles I've overcome
The angst I've conquered
And the past that I've laid to rest when they see my name in lights.
To know there is no suffering
Needlessly
Effortlessly
And the dark was just a passageway
That I struggled to get through
For the possibility of light
In hopes of not forgetting
what made me,
Me
And where I came from
And if I did things right.
I don't think I want fame that blinds me
So that I am not able to see
The beauty of simplicity
From my life before me
Where little dogs made my mornings bright
And my love held me as I tried to sleep each night
I want fame that nourishes me
Where no one but ease and serenity
Recognize me
And healing is eager
To be mentioned
In the same
Breath.
I want not fame that wounds
Or shatters
Me
But peace in knowing
That I've toiled
So that others
Can be loved
Endlessly
Just like me.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

From An Author - Visual