To the Girl Who Got Famous

January 21, 2013
By CatrionaCarson GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CatrionaCarson GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world."

Joanne Harris

When you know the girl who became famous
You call her up
But she doesn’t answer
You want to say congrats
To the girl you knew better than most
You rolled in the grass on sunny days
And walked down the street at night, laughing
With the girl who had suddenly attained fame
You thought she would never change
But she did
She’s with them now
But you can see it in her eyes across the room
That she’d rather be with you and her old friends
Stuck in the corner, joking about old times
And how you all came to be
And she turns back to them
And fakes a laugh and a smile
Because she’d rather be famous and have no friends
Than have fun and be a nobody

The author's comments:
This was an impulse piece after seeing one of my old friends on the news for being a poet. We hadn't talking in months since I left my joint middle/high school. She wrote a poem for her best friend, who doesn't like me.
And basically, this is what it felt like, she got famous, but she left the real people behind.

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