Death of Marilyn Monroe

Leonard Wilson 1948 (Washington state)



+The Death of Marilyn Monroe+
         (Norma Jeane Baker)

A star of the greatest magnitude
A fantasy made real
Deep inside, where no-one saw
Norma's pain was hers  to feel

In the spring of nineteen-sixty-four
 her loves were widely known
Jack and Bobby took their turns
Then left her quite alone

Norma felt abandoned
She said what she would do
Monday she would call the press
The Kennedys
would hear the news

That call was never made
Her bed would be her final stage
Marilyn would bring down not
The royal court of Camelot

Her lifeless body,
filled with drugs
The pills were by her side
No capsules in
her stomach, found
She swallowed nothing...  
still, she died

The investigating officer
who saw her body, so pristine
said these words for all to hear

"The most obviously stage death
I have ever seen!"
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
No Kennedy was ever investigated. The cover-up machine went into full swing, immediately.

Marilyn announced to her friends on Sunday that Monday she would tell the press all about her affairs with the Kennedys and blow the lid off the scandel.

She was found dead the next morning. The Kennedy machine got busy selling the suicide story. It was gobbled up like breakfast because nobody wanted to believe the beloved Kennedy Brothers could be involved in murdering the dream.

About this poem

Ever body who was involved with dealing with her dead body knew it was murder.b It was obvious.

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Submitted by lenadrwilson on June 03, 2023

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Scheme XA XBXB XCXC XXXXX XXDD EXFXXXF AGX XG E B X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,321
Words 239
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 5, 4, 7, 3, 4, 1, 1

Leonard Wilson

I used to write songs for a rock band in California. I write poems, lyrics, opinion And noir crime stories set in the 40s, 30s and 20s. more…

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