Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

About the Poem

This poem was written in about 15 minutes, but the feelings behind it were around for much longer. If you have neither fame nor love, it is easy to see many similarities between the two - similarities about which you want, need, and dream about. I've thought about them both many times. When you read my poem, you will know what I would choose, given the chance.

A Few Visitor Comments

This poem was the shortest poem I read, But said the most from the heart and head!

15 Minutes

I want to change the rules.
Instead of fifteen minutes of fame,
It should be fifteen minutes of love.
Everyone is entitled to fifteen minutes
Of pure, uncensored, unbridled love.
Fifteen minutes -
fifteen minutes of blindness,
Overwhelmed with bliss,
For fifteen minutes -
For fifteen minutes nothing else matters.
Love matters.
If everyone got it -
Everyone would get it.
Just fifteen minutes -
Who needs fame anyway?

A Few FREE things you can do with this poem!

Want to share this poem with a friend? You can email the whole poem (not just a link) directly to your friend, with a personal message from you.
If this poem touched you, please take a moment to Vote for the poem and perhaps leave a comment telling us why.
Artistically inclined? You can use this poem in a graphical greeting card, designed by you, and then send it to a friend.
Add this poem to your MyPoems space so you can always find it.
Want to post this poem to your blog or website? Click here and we'll make it easy.
Need a hardcopy? You can send a copy of this poem directly to your printer, without all of the color and graphics.

And a few more if you like the Author ...

Want to send the author a private email? If we have a current address, we'll send your message to them for you.
You can subscribe to this author and we'll let you know any time they publish a new poem with us.
© 1999 Billy Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.