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The Watcher
by Bernice Angoh Lakota

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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..."I always feel like somebody's watching me" Michael Jackson, love that song, love Michael--as an artist though, lol.

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Flash-flash 
                ........camera
splash-splash 
                 ........crept the sea up her manicured toes
she melted hearts
         ..............doing what she always loved to do
She was everyone's dream--men and women--as she
played dress-up, wore make-up
 *Click, Click
"Over here, give us that smile" 
 *Click, Click*
   Pictures,
too many of them, they said, would steal your soul
but she loved the camera and the camera loved her
he even loved her in the nude

so she lounged and smiled and teased and dazzled
at every corner of her newly purchased beach mansion
she was beautiful, elegant, fulfilled
there was no match for her, no one like her
and even as she posed by the old dirt road 
her street's name peeking from behind 
could never outshine her--Belle

And all those pictures, all those incredible photos
now online, they all fit together nicely
like a puzzle, every piece like a map
a road, a perfect gift for his disturbed mind
And she will never know
it could be anyday now
like a thief in the night
he, the watcher
he would plan it so well
that even the screams of the ocean
would not be able to save her!

Copyright © 2008 by Bernice Angoh

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Cryssa C 7/3/2008
Creepy... well written!
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 6/28/2008
A surprise from what I'm used to! But very entertaining and so true on the mark. Those in the spotlight do indeed lose freedom and possibly more. Well Done! Deborah
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/27/2008
Goodness....I bet she may regret the trust she felt she had, or privacy she never really had.....Great Poetic Piece Bernice!
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/22/2008
We are only afraid until the day we understand that fear comes from within.
Well composed piece!

Axilea
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/21/2008
A captivating chilling write!. Beware beautiful lady.....M
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/21/2008
Very well written and this poem kept me engaged and wanting more.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/20/2008
Outstanding poetry as usual
Love & Peace

William
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/20/2008
Shivers and quivers as I read each line, almost as though you are taking us to the unknown, a fantastic write that you share with us. Thank you Bernice.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/20/2008
So very unique and compelling!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/20/2008
Bernice,

We don't know when but we know it's coming. Until then, Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/20/2008
Bernice, this is fantastic...one of your best. What a price to pay!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 6/20/2008
there is a flip side to everything Bernice, fame, beauty, even showing love, you expressed this very well poetically. There's a difference in eyes and hands though, eyes only watch, hands can touch. Of course eyes can lead to hands. There's also a difference in fear and paranoia, too much fear can freeze, too much paranoia can mess up the mind, just enough is all a person needs, can't blame you much for traveling this direction though, minus me from your formula I'm about 800 miles from you my dear. I don't fly and gas cost too much to be jiving around tehhehehe,just kidding, :-)
Reviewed by Charlie 6/19/2008
Fame!... it hardly ever creates in you a better or a safer person, does it? Brings to mind also, the song "Every Breath You TAke... every smile you fake, every breath you take, I'll be watching you..." --Charlie
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/19/2008
I love the tension in this and the 'Marilyn Monroe/Paris Hilton' moments, but there's a frightening side, too, and the final lines, brilliantly evocative, send a chill.
John
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/19/2008
I looked behind me. Glad I found the wall as I thought I would. The watcher sent chills up my spine as I read this horror poem of suspense, tension and fear. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Shedding Light 6/19/2008
This is a thriller. Bernice, you are so talented. You described this scene so well, that it is so easy to imagine this bombshell who was being stalked. Your writing skills never cease to amaze me. Very good writing. Two thumbs up !!!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 6/19/2008
Oh my goodness - this gave me chills right up my spine! How well you pull the reader in - almost in envy - of this beautiful one only to wind up being so thankful that we are not her! Masterfully creepy write ~ well done, Bernice.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/19/2008
Bernice, I believe some of these people want fame until they get it and then it drives them crazy. You've described it well!
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 6/19/2008
wow! amazin write Bernice
Sad how so many people search so hard to be recognized and honored, yet don't really understand what they are getting themselves into.
And I suspect that many of them do so because they don't have the love at home.
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/19/2008
Being famous has its price to pay if we don't control it.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/19/2008
That's why I don't want to be famous. LOL Well done, Bernice!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/19/2008
Bernice, you are indeed a poet. And this poem, so skillfully
crafted, depicts (it seems to me) the high cost of celebrity.
- gene.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/19/2008
The sad truth of the stardom is that after you struggle to reach the top and have people adore you, more often than not it is not what you really wanted but by then your life is public domain. Great capture of this subject Bernice.
hugs
Fee
Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 6/19/2008
Hi Bernice--waht if there's nothing to save? Just move to a different stage. :)
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/19/2008
YIKES! What a vision you were given here. Sounds like some of the stories emerging of late. For some reason brought to mind the story of Shania Twains predicament. Good colors and shadings in this Bernice, good imagery.
Richard



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