It’s not easy being unknown

It is not easy to be unknown,
people notice so many things.
to be obscure,away from the lime light,
is what I always seek.
flashlights,applause,crowd
make me feel anxious and phobic.
I prefer being by the murky waters
than the glowering arc lights.
lower my trembling yet husky voice,
I hide behind the stage curtains
I dress ordinary not to be noticeable
I make myself look simple Jane.
but these efforts still go in vain.
fashions change and being simple
becomes the in fashion scene.
I was liking being portly
whom no one would pay attention too
but someone made voluminous
becoming voluptuous and admirable.
I was dusky and dark, the one ignored
but models turned dusky into misty beauties.
now I look forward to being known and famous
with a hope that in search of the common
people will ignore the famous and known
and I will be able to be indistinct again.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

6 thoughts on “It’s not easy being unknown

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem pithily and with strokes of ironic humour highlights the absurdities and examines the paradoxes of contemporary celebrity culture.

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