what is fame?

January 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

what is fame but a flaming sword
before the neck of the one who seeks claim to lordship
for a worldly gain
slashing them at their buckled knees thats what fame does
then seized from them
and chuckling at their pleas
to give back to them what they once thought they had

what is fame for the one who craves fame what is fame for the one who craves it
but a ragged flag that gathers the vultures to the one who waves it
a flag dragged from the hands
of rabid fools
who thought that they possessed what
possessed them
a cruel game to lose
a tool false garment
that exposed them more than covered them

it loves you it loves you not it is fickled
mangled rose minus the petals

what is fame but a flagrant fragrance
what is fame but a fever for its seeker
a false flatterer
loving you loving you not
depending on the petal plucked
what is fame but an affliction for most
for the one who confuses this test with a gift
toasting to their own trial
they boast and they boasts and they boasts of their own trial

what is fame but a seducer
but a gaze of the Medusa
leaving frozen in their tracks all who seek to court her
making stones from those who cast their eyes upon her
don’t they know this thing will turn its back upon them at the turn of the wind the turn of luck?

some have fame tattooed to their fate
it was written for them
the wise amongst those individuals
handle it like a hot coal in the palm
bearing it as a responsibility, as a test, as a tool.

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§ One Response to what is fame?

  • Sabina E. says:

    “what is fame but a seducer
    but a gaze of the Medusa
    leaving frozen in their tracks all who seek to court her
    making stones from those who cast their eyes upon her
    don’t they know this thing will turn its back upon them at the turn of the wind the turn of luck?

    some have fame tattooed to their fate
    it was written for them
    the wise amongst those individuals
    handle it like a hot coal in the palm
    bearing it as a responsibility, as a test, as a tool.”

    my favourite lines. fame seems cool at first but in the long run, it doesn’t seem so fun or safe after all

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