for a day (3 part Tanka)

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just a nobody

till someone wrote a story

became somebody

transformed into a princess

happily ever after

if one looked closely

the smiles ended instantly

with the shout of “cut”

tiara was snatched away

when the scene faded to black

riches back to rags

when your star no longer shines

there is no sequel

when the peasants become bored

princesses are then ignored

© michele mitchell, 2014

poetry prompt: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/daily-prompt-celebrity/

photo credit: www.mrcostumes.com

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