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It's All Hollywood, Baby!

From the East Coast.
West, North and South.
Opportunists seek to impress.
And witnessed out and about,
Leeching to reach someone they believe...
Has more to offer.
Than perceived prestigious photo ops!
To live in a house claim to own.
With an expensive car driven.
Showing but unknown,
That too has been leased.

It's all about that Hollywood, baby!

After impressions made.
And to do this done successfully?
Where us the food?
Or at least something that proves,
One's capability to afford more...
Than leftover pizza.
In an empty refrigerator to eat.

You know what?
My credit card has been maxed out!
Do you have a few dollars I can borrow?
I made reservations,
At a restaurant for both of us.
And I'm craving the taste for lobster!
What about you?'

It's all Hollywood, baby!
Where impressions are made.
And those behind the scenes,
Are the only ones seen...
Being paid to keep,
Delusions to fiction to stay believed!

It's all Hollywood, baby!
Made to crave what is wished,
That does not in reality...
Anywhere to exist!

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Submitted by lpahtillah on January 15, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme xxxaxbxcxcx d edxxxxxx fxafxxbx Dexxxx Dxdx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,042
Words 223
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 11, 1, 8, 8, 6, 4

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