Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 133

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge


Use the phrase

outlasting the fickleness of fame….

…in your piece.

You can write about any celebrity or someone you admired, or how you would like to chalk out a dream life for yourself. You can be philosophical about the concept, and use it in an abstract manner. Examples from nature or mythology can also be taken.


Fame is a fickle mistress….

Don’t we all crave fame and recognition

In that secret corner of our heart

We desire to be adulated and revered

For our great deeds, our matchless beauty

Or the extraordinary talent that we possess

But as they say, fame is a fickle mistress

It snares our soul and then abandons it

Without notice, in a moment to flee to others

Who like us, welcome it with open arms

To outlast the fickleness of fame

We would need an unbreakable heart

And a spirit so resilient that hurt would

Just bounce off without penetrating it

I would rather stay in shadows, away from the limelight

For who has an unbreakable heart and soul?




24 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 133

  1. Another top star who is no more now, famously said “I looked into the mirror every evening, and saw a very ordinary face.” It drove him to alcoholism. People who believe in their own greatness, or think it is a quirk of fate … react differently to loss of fame.

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  2. I dont think I’d like fame. In fact, I know I wouldn’t. I much prefer to work quietly, behind the scenes.
    I did enjoy my years on stage in theater in high school, but that wasn’t for recognition. Acting on stage is just fun!

    Awesome use of the prompt, Sadje!💃🏼

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