From The fading Light of A Dying Star

From The Fading Light Of A Dying Star.


She was a living doll
who walked this earth,
some 46 years ago,
till sorrow
cast her aside.

She was a plaything
for the directors
and producers
that endlessly
her many poses
on the glamour and glitz
of the Hollywood stages.

She became the epitome
of all men's dreams,
in the flesh,
but her own dreams
were shattered
in the rush to fame.

She worshipped tablets
that spelled out highs,
and eventually
edited her from life.

She died undressed
in her luxurious bed
in the wee hours
of her last mourn,
the phone off the hook,
the pill bottles emptier
then her eyes.

I always thought
that if I was a
famous fashion designer
I would craft
a lovely set of pants,
in her honor,
with her picture
stitched on the
back pockets.
I even hold
a patent on
this idea, but am
lacking the funds
to make it

I would simply
call them,
"Norma Jeans."

In tribute to
the frail
and lovely
Marilyn Monroe,
a living doll,
stashed in a dusty
cobwebbed pocket
of my mind.


More by this Author

  • Wheel Of Misfortune??

    I pause in my journey to the grave of my friend, to commemorate his birthday in a mid-December snowfall. The trees are skeletons beyond the gate coated in white. It is as if the bones, buried far below, have...

  • The Constipation Of The United Blights Of America.

    The Constipation of the United Blights of America ©-MFB III “ We the Puppets of the divided states, both red and blue, in disorder choose to deform a more perfect Union. We hang like...

  • Robin My Hood

    On the first day of xmas your true love gave you a schadenfreude Robin my hood... on April 1, 2004. ©-MFB III- All rights reserved As the rains subsided, I spied a mother Robin today dancing on clawed...


No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article