Profiles raised far beyond this
Earth’s usual grounding,
Placed upon invisible pedestals
Out of reach to most mere mortals;
Many facades of the human form
Aspire to reach up to dizzy heights,
Encouraged by tomorrow’s promise
Of immediate recognition and fame.
Face after face of infamous celebrities
Adorn tatty covers with lives exposed,
Truths and lies falling from newsprint,
As today’s stars enter a brave new world.
Collections of unfashionable habits and ways
Are urged upon those with impressionable minds,
Who seek to replicate that which is of the moment.
This new reality exists on a factitious notion of
Materialism being paramount, to being anyone;
While removing the individuality we seek to keep.
Soulless faces following their misguided dreams,
Nothing more than tacky ornaments in glass cases.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 10/02/2016
Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ The Inanimate and The Non-Human