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POEM| I Never Wanted To Be Famous

I never wanted
to be famous
I hated flashing lights
seeking attention
and instant recognition
I hated misplaced priorities
seeking validation
and instant gratification

I never wanted
to be famous
I know it’s fickle
extremely difficult
and overly consuming
I know it’s addictive
can be deceptive
and sometimes controlling

I never wanted
to be famous
I heard it’s lonely
mostly tormenting
and even confusing
I loved my privacy
living unnoticed
with no recognition

I never wanted
to be famous
but now
it’s the only thing
I think of

Mariam Shittu

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