Stars fade away…

I tried to pretend my light was still shining bright

Long after it had faded away leading me out of sight

And out of mind of the audience that had catapulted me

To the precarious high of being a celebrity

My larger-than-life status was built on the adulation

Of people who had liked my art, my presentation

As they raised me higher I forgot it was not my talent alone

That had made me reach the exalted throne…


I started with some talent, and quite a bit

Of ambition, luck, determination and grit

When I received recognition I was prompted to improve

As time went on, all barriers to success were removed

Somewhere along the way it appeared that my name

Synonymous with the success of a project became

Unabashedly, at least this I can say

I brought success and wealth to many in my heyday


The meteoric ascent to stardom changed me

That I was special, I started believing honestly

To improve my craft, no further effort I would make

Indiscriminately new assignments I would take

Confident in my ability to make them shine

The audience loved me, I was their God in a shrine


No star shines forever, it had to happen

The intensity of applause from my audience did lessen

Over time, because I had gone stale and there was talent new

Success cannot ride forever on a name, it’s true

I knew my light was diminishing but my ego

Could not bear to see my decline slow

By trying to hold on to my stardom tenaciously

I tarnished my reputation irrevocably…


The descent was swifter than my ascent

And now I lie forgotten, to repent

The arrogance that led to my downfall

Nostalgically, the days of my stardom I recall

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

One thought on “Stars fade away…

  1. This reminds me of the poetic version of Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain.’ Except for the capitulation part. Whoever that song is about stayed vain, as far as I can tell.

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