Poetry Corner: “Empty Ballad”

Empty Ballad

he basks in the spotlight
an angel
and
the throngs surround
calling for more
the critics rave
only time knows that he is nothing
but words and music of an era
a face on an album cover

They hate him for he is nothing like them
more than they know they will ever be
his reality crushes their dreams
his words their fantasy

He is nothing
they are nothing
his words are nothing
but for one moment they
believe

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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