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Transient Fame!

Image credit; Sean Robertson @Unsplash

Ruling the glamour industry

much sought after face

sashaying across the ramp

basking in all the adulation

stardom felt eternal.

Spotlight shifts focus

today, my face  is a mere poster on the wall with graffiti.

Forgotten, as tides of time change.

I try to chase the elusive limelight,

only to realize,

fame is like a sparkler

burning till the light fades

transient!

Sadje’s WDYS #90

74 comments on “Transient Fame!

  1. Sadje
    July 12, 2021

    This is a truth of life! Fame is transient lasting a little time. Thanks Radhika for this lovely poem.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    July 12, 2021

    Inspired interpretation of the photo, Radhika! ❤ ❤ ❤ Have a wonderful week!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Nawazish
    July 12, 2021

    Wow! Beautiful R!❤

    Liked by 5 people

  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 12, 2021

    True words on transient, Radhika. Everything in life is a passing show. Once at a young age you are a beauty but as you grow older life changes. A lovely poem. Too good.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. paeansunplugged
    July 12, 2021

    Wonderful take on the pic, Radhika! Fame is indeed transient and your words capture it beautifully. ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Dakshali Gupta
    July 12, 2021

    Lovely poem Radhika.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. samsahana
    July 12, 2021

    Such a hard hitting, gorgeous poem! “Fame is like a sparkler, burning till the light fades.” Beautiful comparison. Ethereal lines as always, Mam! 😃🙏

    Liked by 4 people

  8. utahan15
    July 12, 2021

    fleeting greeting
    the morning
    with hot flashes
    of mebbe tomorrow
    with sundry pains and sorrows!~

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Shweta Suresh
    July 12, 2021

    Fame is fickle and short-lived indeed. A brilliant take on the prompt, my dear ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Olivia Ava
    July 12, 2021

    Such a lovely poem❤️😊

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Deb
    July 12, 2021

    The truth and price to pay for stardom Radhika, very well put! A sparkler dazzles for a moment and then disappears into obscurity , while a candle burns slowly with a pale glow through a longer life.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Offshorewriter
    July 12, 2021

    Wow, this is truly amazing dear Radhika. I love how you poetry that fame doesn’t last forever in just few lines. ❤️❤️ Couldn’t agree more dear.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Wise message with beautiful words ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Mason Bushell
    July 12, 2021

    A beautiful take, well done.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Filarance
    July 12, 2021

    Woww..! Such a wonderful write dear Radhika..!💕

    Liked by 4 people

  16. vaniheart
    July 12, 2021

    The bitter truth of glammed up life 😶😶
    Very well written 👏

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Sowmya
    July 12, 2021

    Wonderful poem Radhika. Almost everything in life is transient and we have to accept this fact. Great words

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Infinite Living
    July 13, 2021

    I loved how apt the poem is for the picture! Clinging to youthful beauty is such a true suffering of most of us in one way or another 🙂 And it is so much more miserable for those who derived most of their self worth and fame from that.

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 13, 2021

      Absolutely Pragalbha. To let go gracefully from the fading shadow of limelight doesn’t come easy for many and they end paying a heavy price for that. Thanks so much !!

      Liked by 2 people

  19. michnavs
    July 13, 2021

    Ohhh very well said Radhika…this is indeed so true…😊😊😊

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Vignesh S Raj
    July 13, 2021

    You came with an interesting context and an even more interesting poem! Good one! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  21. DiosRaw
    July 13, 2021

    ♥️

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Secrets
    July 13, 2021

    Wow… Radhika, this is so well written 💜 I will join the chorus of others who agree with the message within your we’ll crafted words 👏

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Indira
    July 13, 2021

    Everything has an expiry date…even fame!!

    Liked by 4 people

  24. Flashing Thought
    July 13, 2021

    Radhika, the depth of your poem took me back in time when i was young and to my now dog- eared quote book. There i found what i was looking for….. the lines penned by the famous poet Robert Brown.To quote him….he says

    ” Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,
    the last of life,for which the first was made”

    Beauty fades, it fades with time, The heart grows ….fonder with time.

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 13, 2021

      I agree. Beauty and fame fade with time but inner beauty only grows. Thanks for sharing that lovely quote by Robert Brown !!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Benjamin Grossman
    July 13, 2021

    Way to show the truth behind fame. You really get to the heart of it, I think. Fantastic ending. Leaves us remembering!

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Deeksha Pathak
    July 14, 2021

    Life could be so easy if in the beginning of journey we remember the second phase is on its way…

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Chris Hall
    July 14, 2021

    A splendid take on the prompt, Radika! We were thinking along similar lines this week. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  28. akolzol
    July 15, 2021

    It so beautiful ☺️

    Liked by 3 people

  29. Aashi
    July 15, 2021

    Fame is short lived, you have expressed this message so well!

    Liked by 3 people

  30. Cindy Georgakas
    July 16, 2021

    Oh I loved where you took this piece Radhika💖
    Such a great story.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. sunisanthosh
    July 17, 2021

    Excellent explanation of the transient fame, Radhika. 💜

    Liked by 3 people

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  33. ramblingswithusha
    July 19, 2021

    Fame, as everything else is transient, akin to sparklers. Well written Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Msdedeng
    July 19, 2021

    Woah, awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Kritika
    July 20, 2021

    Time taking away the then sparkling fame. Love the crafting and the story.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. my valiant soul
    July 21, 2021

    Lovely piece.

    Liked by 1 person

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