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July 17, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


fame devoured me whole
as if i were bite-sized
and picked the remains
staining her spotless teeth
with a toothpick
she washed me down
with a glass
of inexpensive wine
while sampling someone else


The author's comments:
Fame will do this to you, if you're not careful.

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Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2015 at 8:59 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

Love it! I am always in awe of a writer who doesn't need many words to form a bond with the reader. You are one of those. The "bite-sized" and "inexpensive wine"--great touches.

on Feb. 19 2015 at 6:15 am
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

I devour your poems like some kind of poetry monster @-@ I hope you don't mind; they're rather incredible.

on Nov. 25 2014 at 10:03 am
Enigmapleet BRONZE, Calicut,kerala, Other
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Believe in yourself.........

i entirely fall in love with ur writing

.king. SILVER said...
on Nov. 1 2014 at 2:49 pm
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
9 articles 4 photos 573 comments

Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

I don't quite get it. But I like the way you write nonethless. :) <3

on Aug. 1 2014 at 10:53 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
2 articles 0 photos 60 comments
you are, in my opinion, the best on this site 

on Jul. 1 2014 at 1:23 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
46 articles 0 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

You're welcome :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:08 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I do speak Spanish. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:07 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Wow! Thank you. So honored really. I hope my work continues to please your literary appetite. :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:06 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

So true. Thanks for interpreting this poem. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:06 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

A belated thank you. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm honored with your words. Thank you!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks for reading and for commenting. :)

on Jun. 30 2014 at 12:08 am
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
37 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

I absolutely loved this poem! Very creative and just amazing way to describe the side-effects of fame;) 

on Jun. 30 2014 at 12:06 am
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
37 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

Do you speak spanish?! I'm mexican:)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 19 2014 at 9:57 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Well, this is ridiiculously true. :) You've got such a neat style of writing, so intriging and impossible to look away from. Awesome job!

on Mar. 19 2014 at 7:19 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Great job Mckay, congrats on the publication!

on Dec. 16 2013 at 12:10 pm
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
46 articles 0 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Love the way you write. You perfectly express how dissposably and de-humanized Fame treats her victims. It's odd how easy it is to desire something that is so cruel, and yet we keep at it - begging for fame

on Dec. 2 2013 at 4:19 pm
CallMeSunshine GOLD, Lehi, Utah
15 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Creativity takes courage."

I get why you have so many comments. You have a way with words that always turns a simple poem into something spectacular. You are officially my favorite author on this site!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 6:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I am oddly eerie. Thanks, bridezilla for "loving" my poetry. Means the world to me. 

on Sep. 4 2013 at 6:45 pm
Scarlett_the_pegacorn BRONZE, Niceville, Florida
4 articles 24 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me how to live my life; I do what I want.

As always, totally mind blowing. Oddly erie. Made me fall in love with your writing all over again.


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