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This poem was inspired by a certain famous movie star. Keanu Reeves visited my fair city to play Hamlet in a local theatre's production. During this time, the people of the city went wild with trying to catch a glimpse of stardom and paid any amount for a ticket to the play. The poem describes how people worship their idols and forget about their own lives, making nothing of themselves.

Shine On

The star shines with such intense light,
everywhere its brightness is blinding
But I do not shield my eyes,
instead I walk towards the pulsating source
The light is so bright, heat so incredible -
- consuming my mind
I must go back,
back into the dull nothingness where I belong
The light demands attention
I turn away, but the light is much too hypnotic
I walk towards the pulsating source,
and am captured in its whirling sparkles
That's where I am,
my life is no longer -
- my life IS the light

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