Monday, December 26, 2011

Beauty Makes No Distinction

Bert Stern image
















Diamonds and pearls
glitter and shine
putting on the Ritz,
a glitzy design.

Do blondes have more fun?
Look at Marilyn, Anna Nicole
caught by the bright lights
sucked into a static bowl

of drugs and promiscuity
big hair, bigger smiles abreast
slowly dying on the inside,
painful childhoods do attest

to the fact that beauty-
platinum hair and plastic knives-
makes no class distinction;
addiction kills lives.


@laurie kolp

Picture inspiration: Magpie Tales

Also, accidentally linked to dVerse Open Link Night. Click here to read the poem I meant to link.

37 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Powerful and so very true.

Eva Gallant said...

You make a very good point.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Striking! :)

thingy said...

A truly insightful piece.

Kathe W. said...

testimony to a horrible childhood

Mary said...

So very true, Laurie.

Marie said...

Painfully true and well done.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I have a small but persistent addiction to hot, salty chips...am I doomed?

Susie Clevenger said...

The truth is sometimes harsh..great poem depicting the harshness and too early demise of to two beauty icons.

Nicholas V. said...

The truth hurts...
Well-written!

Janet said...

Powerful, riveting truth! Very well done!

Everyday Goddess said...

So true. We always have a choice.

Helen said...

Laurie ... well done!!!

Brian Miller said...

there is def a danger that comes with all that glitz and glamour that often is not thought about in the search for it...nice laurie

Mary Mansfield said...

Wow! Very nicely done.

Lolamouse said...

True and well said.

Steve King said...

Great points, here. Sad to say, we're part of the problem, too. MM, Anna, I'm sure were only giving us what they thought we wanted. And it's called entertainment...nice piece today, Laurie.

Steve E said...

Oh Laurie--how I must agree. Addiction knows no distinction between 'haves', 'have-nots', gender, race, creed, culture.

Addiction is that animal which takes over us humans, body, mind, and soul.

I see those twin tragedies of Marilyn and Anne Nichole of warnings to others. There may have been many lives saved (those who stopped before it was too late) because of their untimely deaths.

In order to keep my head (literally) I have to think that those who leave us like that, die so that others may live.

GOOD blog post. And it rhymes! YAAAY!
PEACE!

Daydreamertoo said...

Sometimes beauty is a curse, especially if it's exploited to the hilt by others.
Lovely piece.

manicddaily said...

big hair-bigger smiles abreast. Great line--K.

LauraX said...

too sad and true Laurie, and far far to common.

Anonymous said...

I like these lines:

"platinum hair and plastic knives-
makes no class distinction"

~Shawna
(rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

Claudia said...

i think it's hard to be famous and stay "normal" - there's a lot of danger in all directions for the rich and beautiful and lots of them fell deep.. so luckily i'm neither blonde nor famous..smiles

Pat Hatt said...

Truly to the point and all true too. It has to be hard to find a balance, but still most act like idiots wanting the hype anyway, some don't though.

Fred said...

Strong piece Laurie. As someone who has to be on painkillers, it's something I do worry about, never being able to get away from it's grasp. Yes, addiction, while I'm not there yet, well at least I hope not, does devastate lives, families and much more. Thanks for composing this piece, really one many should read. Thanks

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you everyone.

Margaret said...

Haunting, just like Judy Garland and so many others. Fame and Fortune is what so many dream of, and die in the begetting of! No class distinction, indeed!

zongrik said...

nice play on words bigger smiles abreast

jen revved said...

thank you for this forceful poem, Laurie-- wonderful, engaging the reader with strong detail to carry the message. xxxj

Dave King said...

A moving piece with insight.

Sheila Moore said...

yes, ma'am! strong message.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicelu donea nd thanks for sharing your words

bajanpoet said...

yikes.... strong message...

awesome work.

Tumblewords: said...

Powerful with a touch of raw. Well done...

colleen said...

A sharply cut ending with a powerful point. I like the words platinum and plastic together.

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Pretty powerful! Very nice! :)

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Pretty powerful! Very nice! :)