yoonoos peerbocus

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A Celebrity

What lures everyone's eyes
without vision
makes them dream to be me,
is but my image at sale, a star
on the cat-walk
that denies me a life-
I am he who is not I who
enters the stage
before I seem to enter;
an echo with a real voice
like the truth of liars
that makes silence eloquent,
to whom all propose a toast
and a hug, losing every other wish,
as if a stranger with whom
I'm forced to live...
as if my own eyes have given up
their search and become his.how can I
stop a living without life
I lead within myself?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, July 7, 2017

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  • Ms Doubtfire (12/29/2019 11:42:00 AM)

    Agree with lemon. I thought u were a man of few words. Why do I have to enter 20 characters

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  • Mj Lemon (12/25/2019 11:51:00 AM)

    This is very profound, Yoonoos. We all need attention. But without our ability to interact, attention becomes dehumanizing. Amazing verse!

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (11/13/2019 1:25:00 AM)

    I am he who is not I who
    enters the stage
    before I seem to enter....very Dramatic Hits

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  • Anjandev Roy (5/22/2019 8:53:00 AM)

    I lead within myself? ......wonderful poem. Profound meaning. Thanks.anjandev roy.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/6/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    Dilemma of being celebrity! They their self are trapped in that life unable to get out. But the show must go on! wonderful poem.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/16/2018 1:24:00 PM)

    A celebrity has double role as in drama and in real life. The personality of a celebrity has been nicely inscribed in this poem. Lovely one.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/25/2018 9:19:00 PM)

    Dual personality of a celebrity nicely described. On the stage he is a different man but in his real life he is a man like us. A thoughtful poem.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/21/2018 1:47:00 AM)

    quite philosophical -

    an echo with a real voice
    like the truth of liars
    that makes silence eloquent,

    great 10+++

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (7/8/2017 12:32:00 PM)

    This is magnificent! I loved it!

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  • Joel AboderinJoel Aboderin (7/13/2016 11:35:00 AM)

    The perils and the Paparazzi...Beautifully coined. Great

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  • Queeny GonaQueeny Gona (8/27/2013 5:28:00 AM)

    A great poem throwing light on the real heart of a celebrity that isnt suown to the world.

    Each one of us within our hearts dream to be a celebrity and once we are, we would really experience the pain of being a celebrity.

    Amazing write dear Peerbocus Sir!

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  • Ketan Hukare (1/20/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    Many may try but one shall get. Its true. Sir, you have got a wonderful talent which you have expressed through this marvelous piece of poetry.
    Great Write! !

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  • Charles Jagongo OgolaCharles Jagongo Ogola (8/28/2012 6:45:00 AM)

    I like these lines and the whole poem, As if a stranger with whom
    I'm forced to live...
    In my own eyes not love light
    A nice post.

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  • Padma DevkotaPadma Devkota (8/27/2012 12:09:00 AM)

    the truth of liars
    Makes silence eloquent
    Well-expressed! Both governments and practical people are wonderfully eloquent!

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (6/24/2010 11:02:00 PM)

    Flip side well nibbed…a.k.a, - ‘Like the truth of liars’…wow! … thanks sharing
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (8/9/2009 9:29:00 PM)

    a truth in irony....told with humor

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  • Christopher Flynn (7/3/2009 7:32:00 PM)

    In our minds we all wish to be
    Some sort of celebrity.
    But if we knew the troubled path
    Most would be happy with what they have.

    One of the best poems I've read recently. I really enjoyed the 'truth of liers'' part and the poignant ending.

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  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (6/27/2009 5:21:00 AM)

    a truth penned very well...

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  • Sherrie Tappenden (4/17/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    Do celebrities hide behind their persona or are they really trying to escape from them? To be caged behind the plastic facade of fame and expectation. Trapped by the image that one has worked so hard to cultivate. At the mercy of one's own success. Enjoyed very much x

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/10/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    There are three obstacles to happiness...........fame, wealth and beauty......Bradd Pitt.....we see all three in celebrities.................Poem is Good............But I like this line most.........Only history's finely cut lies.....................Good Write..........10+++......

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