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Tragic Hollywood Ending

Updated on March 25, 2013
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It all seemed good and fun

Until things started to turn

The chaos

The madness

There was no return

Swept up by the wind

Torn in all direction

My love wasn't the love I wanted

This wasn't my reflection







The world became so corrupt

My heart couldn't compete

Into my safety net

I crawled into

Away from the shadowed faces

Blinds drawn from the sun in two

What can I expect from playing with fortune

The sadness within me is deafening

I sing myself quietly to a peaceful slumber

Maybe everything will be alright again

In the morning

My friends...

Liquid and chalk

How sweet the sound is

Making my mind numb

From all the chaos

To a dreamy haze

My head hits the pillow

I want to forget who doesn't love me

Who never will

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe

This poem was an interpretation of Marilyn Monroe's last thoughts during the days before her death. All the chaos and heartache she must have been feeling that led up to that tragic sad day.

June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962


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    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the compliment JustWrite7. She was very private. There is something very intriguing about the life of Marilyn. Cheers. :)

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      j.d. williams 

      6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      i really like your way with words...the finesse!

      i just recently read the Times Anniversary Issue for Marilyn and instantly fell in love with her. before the read, i knew of her but not much...and i'm sure what i read still just skims the surface. she was very private, wasn't she?

      anyhow...absolutely loved the poem!

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Hi MA thank you so much for the kind words. Would love to contribute to your site. :)

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      6 years ago from BYESVILLE

      She is my name sake and has been gone 50 years now. Beautiful poem would love to have you post on my LONGFELLOW POETRY CORNER on facebook. I wrote one for her to. R.I.P. Marilyn, EXCELLENT Caroline, Marilyn

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Stessily for your kind words my friend. :)

      Thank you for reading and commenting Shruti. :)

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      shruti sheshadri 

      6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      this is indeed beautiful! marilyn was an inspiring lady, and this is such a beautiful tribute to her!

      well done, voted up :)

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      6 years ago

      Caroline, Your tribute captures Marilyn's fragility and her depth. It is amazing how much she accomplished in her short life. I've recently watched some of her lesser known films: she put a lot into her career, and the path from minor roles to starring roles was paved with her unique vulnerability, creativity, and inspiration. I think that MM would value your poem.

      Appreciatively, Stessily

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Sue for your comment and reading. :)

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      6 years ago

      Hi Caroline

      "The sadness within me is deafening"

      I think if Marilyn was reading this poem she would say,that you understand.

      Voted up and away

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by Epigramman. I am doing good. Hope you are doing well too and enjoying the summer. :)

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      6 years ago

      ...sad, poignant, unsure, insecure and full of yearning which was Marilyn's real face behind the Hollywood mask and even without the cultural/iconic context here - this is still a brilliant read - so soulful and deep - and so purely you Caroline - I have missed you here at the Hub - hope you have been keeping well - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:45pm

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      @ Hi Ruby thank you so much. :)

      @ Mhatter thank you. :)

      @ Gypsy thank you for stopping by. :)

      @ Hi Jim thank you for reading. :)

      @ Hi Loveme thank you for reading. :)

      @ Hi Ishwaryaa thank you for your kind words. :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is a great tribute poem to Hollywood's icon! Your wonderfully versed poem tells the exact feelings that this late popular filmstar experienced before her untimely death. Looks like you really read her thoughts very well through this amazing poem! An engaging poem with an equally engaging title! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      6 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Oh i just love Marilyn Monroe. Not just for her beauty, but also for her mind. Some of the best quotes ive ever read belongs to her. It's sad though that it is easier said than done. She never really managed to find a stable love. the kind i believe, she deserves.

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      James W. Nelson 

      6 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Beautiful work, Caroline! I don't remember what I was doing when Marilyn Munroe died (like JFK) but I do remember and still feel sadness, for Marilyn was my very first love. Your poem so treats her last days, and to see what she herself wrote--wow!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Creatively done. She certainly didn't have an easy life and I believe she wasn't very lucky in love. Her light extinguished much too soon.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      very impressive. thank you

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I didn't know she was born in 1926. From all i've read about her, she lived a very unhappy life, even as a child. I think you captured her feelings well....

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      6 years ago

      Ahh the epitome ....of sexy blond bombshell.. too bad she could not handle life. she could have been huge!!!!

      gret work Caroline

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      a very good tribute to that candle in the wind ( Elton John ) a very good read

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      6 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      There's always a mystique about Marilyn Monroe. She always seems more of a legend than a person.

      I liked the passion of your poem. Well done.


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      6 years ago

      Beautifully written, a nice tribute!

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Senoritaa for the kind words and for reading. :)

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 years ago

      This must have been hard to write. I love how beautifully woven this is.


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