A Candle in the Wind, an Acrostic Poem
A Candle in the Wind
August 4th Nineteen sixty-two
Cancelled the contract of Marilyn Monroe.
American actress, model, singer and more,
Norma Jeane Mortenson as she was born.
Death deemed by suicide, somewhat in question,
Like her life always will be controversial.
Early to marry, yet barely sixteen,
In men's magazines her pics were first seen.
Nobody thought an actress she'd make,
Too shy and insecure, was her teachers' take.
Her determination could not be denied,
Everything that she did just seemed to turn eyes.
White dress blowing up, her most famous pose.
In most eyes a sex-symbol forever known.
Never extinguished her candle burns still,
Death can't erase her exceptional skills.
I was leafing through a few of my old sketches and drawings and came upon this minimalist portrait of Marilyn Monroe's face. I had originally drawn this as one of a few I did, intended as T-shirt designs.
Today I read a couple of articles/poems written by friends of mine with "wind" as the subject or in the title and thought this was an opportunity for me to join in. If you'd like some excellent reading check out:
The Wind of Life - A Poem by Genna East
On the Wings of That Angel by Eric Dierker
Thank you or reading A Candle in the Wind and of course I have to close with the musical tribute to Norma Jeane by Elton John.