Should You Tire

Written for:  Sunday Muse #178

"Pick one image to write about."

I had 
high hopes for us–
happy marriage and children.
Hollywood will adore you, dear,
my loss.

Should you
tire of stardom
you will find stars await
silvering my eyes with love dear,
your gain. 

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to Should You Tire

  1. ivor20 says:

    Does a prodigal return …?


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    High hopes and stardom can be hard to read just like the stars. Love your take on the image and theme Sara!


  3. fireblossom32 says:

    I saw an ad last night for some new show called Ordinary Joe where, apparently, they guy can see how his life could have played out differently. Here’s a perfect script!


  4. wyndolynne says:

    Love the way this brought up images of spangly stage stars and the sweep of stars above.


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    Sounds romantic and beautiful, but be drned if love would silver my eyes for Hollywood’s leftover!


  6. Myrna says:

    Nice. Your lines are perfect and they go perfectly with the photo.


  7. msjadeli says:

    I look at this as a mirror poem, as when I matched up the lines in each poem, they meshed so well. Nice job, Sara. I’m sure he would be happy to know she waits for him.


  8. msjadeli says:

    2nd “poem” = stanza


  9. Helen Dehner says:

    Love in Hollywood … does it ever last … will she have moved on? I really enjoyed your poem, Sara!!!!


  10. Jim says:

    Not everyone can win. Nice vignette, Sara. We will hope those stars awaiting will remain patient.


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