Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 6,950 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Unheralded Poet.... [POETS; Maya A.; celebrity status; SHORT; good works] Poem by Bri Edwards


[Maya RIP - Maya Angelou (April 11,1928-May 28,2014) ]

PH paid tribute recently to a famed poet, Maya Angelou, on her death.
I WON'T suggest they do likewise, after I take....'my last breath',
but, heck, who gets to decide who is honored for their honest toil ….
when at last her or his earthly body …..is returned to earthly soil?

I guess people thus honored are celebrities and/or have done good works.
Ellias Anderson says: 'We are our own celebrities.' But I know some celebs …..are jerks.
I'm not now and may never be a celebrity, as was Maya Angelou,
but I know in my life I've done good works, if not a lot, at least a few.

(May 29,2014)

Submitted: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Edited: Sunday, June 8, 2014

Topic of this poem: poets


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

i wrote this after seeing the tribute line, on PH's home page, to Maya Angelou.
i believe i saw her on TV once, reciting one of her poems during a presidential inauguration ceremony; could it have been kennedy's? ? my wife thought maybe clinton. so i've googled the question.........robert frost was the first poet to read a poem at a u.s. presidential inauguration (kennedy,1961) , while Maya Angelou became the second to do so (clinton,1993) .
anyway, my poem, obviously, is not a tribute to anyone, but i give Maya her due.

Comments about this poem (Unheralded Poet.... [POETS; Maya A.; celebrity status; SHORT; good works] by Bri Edwards )

  • Rookie - 211 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (6/19/2014 2:04:00 PM)

    I deeply believe in this poem.
    Who are celebrities.? ? People who have been vanished from the social scene?
    We are our own celebrities. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,227 Points Mr. Nobody (6/9/2014 1:38:00 PM)

    A few will get you water
    just drips on your dry tongue

    For hot will be your reward
    and I'm not talking Sun (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,458 Points Savita Tyagi (6/8/2014 8:03:00 AM)

    Instead of reading celebrity poems I am reading your poems, and there are many like me. That should mean something! Keep putting smiles on faces! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,506 Points Daniel Brick (6/8/2014 1:11:00 AM)

    This is a clever poem. It's really a barely disguised attack on our celebrity culture which exaggerates some people's worth - the proclaimed celebrities, of course - while the mass of us are given no recognition. And that is grossly unfair. By including a member's poem along with at least one by an established poet, PH is making an effort in the right direction. But you're right on target pointing out many celebrities act like jerks and get the attention, whereas someone like you doing good works is ignore. Your poem won't change the world, and probably Maya Angelou's didn't either. But what you wrote - tongue planted firmly in cheek - may change minds! (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]