Celebrities

Lately I’ve been thinking about our fascination with celebrities. They are on television, in movies, magazines, on the Internet, in music, and in any other form of media you can think of. They are rich and live in front of  cameras 24 hours a day, thanks to paparazzi. While their lives seem fabulous, I don’t understand the constant fascination with the private lives of celebrities. Even though their lives are drastically different than that of the non-famous, we should keep in mind that they are still people. They are not perfect, they make mistakes, and have insecurities like everyone else. 

I will leave you all with my poem dealing with one of my favorite late actresses, Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn

To be just a thing
A doll
Lusted after by men
Pour me a glass
Of delicate red wine
And whisper compliments into my ear
“The most beautiful girl in this world”
“I see past the peroxide”
You say, Dear Gentlemen, that you are in love,
Yet the chemicals have not seeped into my brain
I see past that suit and smirk
Sure you love
My hair
My red pout
My curves
But you’d love so much more
To get me in your bed
A body, a giggle, a fuck
A joke to unknowns behind flashbulbs
An object to old men in bathrooms,
doors locked,
magazine open to my picture
A person?
I am a label, a symbol
Of the best sex a man could have
Perceived shallow as a rain puddle
But I am deep as the Atlantic
In all the hypocrisy of what I must be, I disappoint the world
For I am only a girl.

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Readers, what do you think of celebrities? Have you ever wanted to be famous? Comment with your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Celebrities

  1. I believe for some people, monitoring the lives of celebrities offers many pathways leading into one’s own self-exploration. I myself, find seeing the lives of others who live much different lifestyles than my own to be entertaining, almost like the type of exposure one would experience through such outlets as traveling, reading a book, or learning a new skill. I find it slightly fascinating to learn what a celebrity has done to make themselves “famous” and achieve their level of “success”. Some celebrities seemed to have “lucked-out” and had their success come quite easily, like Adele stated within Cosmo, and some have had to pursue it full heartedly for many years. Also, knowing how different people handle their levels of success also says alot about human mentality as a whole. Some celebrities crack at the pressures of exposure, submitting themselves to a realm of drugs and self-pain, while others use their fame to help promote issues and causes that are dear to them and work towards the benefit of others (Bono, Brad & Angelina, etc). Overall I find celebrities fascinating because their stories expose me to diverse lifestyles that I myself do not lead (nor in most cases wish to lead), while showing the efforts taken to achieve their desired level of success and how they can mentally maintain it, and overall be a success or a failure. Monitoring the lives of others may allow some people to ask themselves “What are my overall goals?” “How can I achieve my goals?” and “How can I maintain a level of success?”. Also, seeing the mistakes of others reminds people that indeed, no one is perfect, no matter how fabulous of a life one may seem to have, and that it is indeed okay to make mistakes, as long as we learn and grow from them. Hope my comment adds some insight, thank you for posting! 🙂

  2. That’s a very cool perspective. I notice that when I read about or watch shows about celebrities, I like seeing how different or similar their lives are to mine. I agree that it’s interesting to see how celebrities got to where they are and how the fame affects them. It also shows what fame can do to people. Some celebrities are able to deal with it well and maintain relatively normal lives, while others, like you said, “crack.” Britney Spears is definitely a perfect example of this.

    Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  3. Found your posting on another’s poetry site by WordPress. Glad I did. Found your poem very well done and self revealing. Beautifully done and shared. Yes there is more to love that just a giggle in bed…..without many times, names remembered.
    John

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