The paparazzi is electrified
A sleazy story their way
Before the night ends the day
A life has ebbed away.
A note by the diva to bid life adieu
The journos frothed and salivated
Possibly a triangle or a jealous wife at bay?
Inconclusive judgement kept the press in a fray.
Famous she had been
Her adventures lacked class
When love strayed away
She cracked like a fragile glass.
Swaying moods and abusive tantrums
Yellow press eclipsed her sheen
Oh She! a sleep deprived insomniac
Oh, She! a nympho- pill popping machine.
She turned bi-polar, a pendulum to and fro
A null and void life
Dispossessed, with nowhere to go.
Her life all flak, her epitaph a great review
Media raved and ranted
The terminal note donated vital organs
She will live on anew.
About the Author/Poet:
Mamta Joshi did her Masters in History from Allahabad University. Her poems, reflective essays, prose pieces and short stories have appeared in national dailies and international e-magazines. A free spirit, she works with equal ease in Hindi and English.
The poem appeared first in Storizen Magazine May 2018 Issue. You can read the Magazine here.