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The Price Of Fame
by Londis Carpenter
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this is not a rant...just a poem for humor's sake.

If you want to become famous,

If you ever have so wished,

Just write a book of poems

And make sure it gets published.

The critics will all muster,

Gather at the discount store.

They値l all line up to rate you

As your books go out the door.

They値l talk about your background;

They値l talk about your name.

They値l analyze your income,

Did you pay to get your fame?

If your poems are in free verse

They値l say you池e slow to rhyme,

But they値l say that your old fashion

If you rhyme on every line

There痴 just no way to please them

Once you publicize your work.

They all have their agendas

As they criticize your book.

But something they won稚 comment on

Is what you have really said

In the book that you have published

That they never even read.


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/20/2004
A well-composed write - well done!
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2004
would be really humorous if i wasn't so true ...

excellent ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/17/2004
Ha ha...this was excellent Londis! I loved it,

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/17/2004
Hahaha! Well done, Londis!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/15/2004
LOL it is true yes and this is an excellent view and image of it too.
Wondeful Londis!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/14/2004
Okay I am still reading justin...grrrrr....but thank goodness I have the priviledge to read it.....and thanks for that Londis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/14/2004
HA! Bang-up finale, Lonny! No doubt, you speak from experience, with your wonderful book out there burning up the shelves and delighting every head that reads you. There's a marvelous crescendo feel to this build up.. then blast! The commentary extends far beyond poetry and books.. I suspect that the snooty, "nose-in-the-air" critics in all the arts could easily fall under your playful, powerful 'gun'... Ready, aim... hehe... you got 'em good, sweetie pie! (grin) katy xox
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/14/2004
Hahahaha this is so great Londis...
You cant please you may as well
please yourself...I always did love that song..
great poem here..and hey...I like it..LOL..floria
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