D.O.A.(death of an artist)



On that stage the world is yours
To do with it what you will
Feed them from the hand that slapped the other cheek
After you tricked them the first time and we all chose
To play blind...
To the fact that you are not what you appear
If the adorations halts and the overhead lights falter
The talent behind the curtain is revealed
As the facade no longer adheres

And there you are

Never the heart- the courage- the brains;
Now the vampires taste their meal
Leave you bone dry to the jeers and the sighs
To face disinterested eyes as you make your first
And last honest stand
Only to be spoken of less and less and less...and...

Shipped out even further west than you planned to be buried faceless
With all the rest that came before you so far
And made the mistake of trying to convince the world
That the Messiah plays a mean guitar
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Submitted on January 16, 2016

Modified on April 28, 2023

48 sec read
82

Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXAXXXX B XXXXXA XBXB
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 810
Words 160
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 9, 1, 6, 4

Shon White

I'm just dust with a pen; graciously given a talent for word play and redemption from sin... more…

All Shon White poems | Shon White Books

0 fans

Discuss the poem D.O.A.(death of an artist) with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "D.O.A.(death of an artist)" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/68825/d.o.a.(death-of-an-artist)>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    June 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    13
    days
    2
    hours
    24
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the _______
    A choice
    B change
    C difference
    D sense