The Recluse Poem by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The Recluse

Rating: 5.0


I was not prepared for the fame...
Didn't realize the price of a name.
Millions of eyes were watching me-
No place to go they could not see!
My whole life was then an open book,
And anyone at all could take a look.
My former extroversion slowly died,
Since I felt the need to run and hide.
Hounded forever by the eager press,
In public, at all times, an actress!
Searching in vain for my normal life,
Compelled to escape from all the strife.
Yet, my blue sanctuary held no peace,
Its loveliness gave deficient release.
But very soon, I found someone to love,
And my blazing heart was free as a dove!

The Recluse
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: fame,loneliness,romance
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kingsley Egbukole 23 November 2019

No place to hide for a celebrity. Private life gone. Beautiful.

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Dr Antony Theodore 23 September 2020

My whole life was then an open book, And anyone at all could take a look. My former extroversion slowly died, Since I felt the need to run and hide. feeling the need to be a recluse. a great poem. this need is an inner call. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 January 2020

my blazing heart was free as a dove! /// WOW GREAT FEELINGS THERE THE LOVE LIVES IN SILENCE; APTLY ALL ENJOY SILENTLY; SLOWLY BUILDS THE GREAT PALACE OF LOVE; THE GREAT KINGDOM OF HEART THERE MAKES A CROWN FOR THE HIDDEN BEST ONE; AT LAST KEEP COMING ALL FAME AND NAME THOUGHT IN THOUSANDS OF STAIN-STIGMA BUT THERE LOVE WAS PURE, FREE, LIBERAL AND WELFARE BEING FOR THE WHOLE UNIVERSE THOROUGHLY POETIC ETERNITY///

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 29 January 2020

Thank you for the kind compliment, Mahtab. I very much enjoyed your wise and lovely insights as well.

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Chinedu Dike 20 December 2019

An insightful portrayal of the absence of privacy in the lives of celebrities written with clarity of thought and mind. A heartfelt poem nicely put together. Thanks for sharing.

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 29 January 2020

Thank you, Chinedu. Your thoughtful and kind words are much appreciated.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 24 November 2019

A heartwarming piece, dear Ma’am Evelyn...10++

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 24 November 2019

Thank you very much, Bernard.

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Sandra Feldman 23 November 2019

Very pleasant and well written poem. Love is the best cure-all! Pity, doctors cannot write prescriptions. Poets try, for love is their addiction.

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 24 November 2019

Thank you very much, Sandra. Those are wise words indeed!

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