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Your lack of a need for the comfort in life,
Your lack of a need for three kids and a wife,
Your lack of a need for a white picket fence,
My lack of a need for surprise and suspense,
My lack of a need for the dangerous life,
My lack of a need for the night life run rife,
Your lack of a need for a pillow and bed,
Your lack of a need for a place for your head,
Your lack of a need to go home every night,
Your lack of a need for the dull and the trite,
Your lack of a need for that mundanity,
Your lack of a need for complete honesty,
My lack of a need to go straight to the top,
My lack of a need for a script and a prop,
My lack of a need for a traveling spot
Must be why you're famous and I am not.
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Saturday, April 5, 2014. It's about wanting to be a success, but not fame. I was watching a documentary about Elaine Stritch, and it dawned on me that I could never be famous because I need to be comfortable and secure. Maybe if my life hadn't been laced with trauma I could've been okay with the lack of need for comfort. If you want comfort, you don't get fame. Fame takes risk and living out of a suitcase for a considerable amount of time, something I'm not willing to do. Oh well, maybe I'll be successful without being famous. We'll see. (Edited on Sunday, April 6, 2014.)
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