Opinion Piece

Though it is accepted wisdom
To equate success to fame
I’m really not that sorry
That nobody knows my name

Yes, I’m glad that I’m not famous
I’m happily unknown
Anonymity quite suits me
I’m sure I’m not alone

Of course, I would admit that
Fame might well have the odd perk
Being wealthy would be nice
I could probably give up work

But celebrities are different
To the likes of you and I
And I couldn’t do what they do
However hard I try

I don’t have the right conviction
Perhaps I’m out of sync
But I wouldn’t be much good
At telling others what to think

No fame is really not about
The composition or the art
It’s about which celebrity can prove
That they have the biggest heart

And there is no room for nuance
No time for quality debate
Celebs just need to tell us plebs
What to love and who to hate


  18 comments for “Opinion Piece

  1. June 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

    I don’t care what Kim or Kanye thinks,
    In my opinion their opinion stinks

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 27, 2020 at 10:37 am

      Admittedly some celebrity opinions are easier to dismiss than others…

      Liked by 2 people

  2. June 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

    You’ve penned my exact thoughts on fame – though I’ll admit I didn’t always possess the wisdom to see it in this light.

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    • June 27, 2020 at 10:39 am

      It’s a rite of passage thing, at various stages of your life you have epiphanies. Your parents are usually the first to fall from grace but the older you get the more your realise that very few people are worth listening to (and actually maybe your parents weren’t that bad after all…)

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    • June 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Incidentally I appear to have accidently stopped following you some time ago. I didn’t mean to and I just assumed you hadn’t been writing much lately. I’ve clearly got some catching up to do…

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  3. June 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Don’t worry James – I find that myself with WordPress.
    I woke up one day and realize someone who I’ve been following for a while because I liked their content and writing style has stopped writing. Then I discover infact they haven’t stopped writing but it’s me who’s stopped following them – somehow without ever actually activating the UNFOLLOW option.
    That crazy WordPress!
    Strange but true.

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  4. Bear
    June 27, 2020 at 11:48 am

    I was once featured on WordPress Discover (the photo blog) and overnight went from about 20 views of my blog a week to about 1500 in a few hours the morning it came out… It scared me and screwed me right up and it’s not even really ‘fame’, so I’m happy with the more modest life and following now it’s all settled down again thank you.
    PS: I didn’t tell visitors what to think so maybe I need about a million more followers before that happens.

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    • June 27, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      You’re definitely not cut out for ‘celebrity’, you have opinions that are worth listening to…

      Liked by 2 people

      • Bear
        June 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

        That’s very nice of you to say so. Can you tell my wife?

        Liked by 3 people

  5. June 27, 2020 at 11:56 am

    “Watch me as I go and separate
    the ones that I am made to love and hate,
    and slowly counting down my body weight,
    I’m tired.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Obviously that’s a more succinct way of putting it…
      Had to look that quote up and very much enjoyed the resulting music it led me to so thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 27, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        Billie is very talented, I’m happy I got to introduce you to such a promising artist, James. I like the way you write regardless of its parsimony.

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  6. June 27, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I hate celebrities because you told me to.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. June 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Very good, um, what was your name again?

    Liked by 1 person

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