Almost Famous

I’d love to try fame on for size,

check it’s not something I’d end up wanting to despise.

Happy to start on the bottom rung,

so, I get to see first-hand, how fame gets done.


I’ve been close, I’ve been almost famous,

I once shared a New York cab with Billy Ray Cyrus.*

I know vaguely the muse for Adele,

you know the one she obsessed over that didn’t go so well.


I shook the hand of Dylan Carson,

he who handed Kurt Cobain his suicidal weapon.

And I spent hours with Woody Harrelson,

drinking in the coffee and the plays of Henrik Ibsen.


So, I’ve been almost a celebrity,

I did after all win a water fight, with Davy of The Monkees.

I need a chance, I need a break,

if the fame ladder calls, I’m sure I’ve got what it takes.

*Maybe it was Richard Dreyfus or possibly Bette Davis. 


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John Gilbert Ellis

Thu 1st Jun 2023 11:39

Thanks for the comments, and if I ever do get famous, I'll sure let everyone know how 😁

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 20th May 2023 21:44

Fame is fleeting, John. I once spoke to Lord Longford in the street outside the Houses of Parliament, but where did it get me, or him?
Fun poem.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 20th May 2023 21:11

From what I've seen of "fame" these days John, I'd be very wary of it!


Fri 19th May 2023 18:26

If and when you've got there John and finished with the guidebook of how you did so, could I have it please?

I mean just the thought of mixing with Ant and Dec, Graham Norton, Alan Titchmarsh, Claudia Winkleman, Ozzy Osbourne oh and Prince???? Harry would really make
...better not 😂

cool composition squire!


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