FAMOUS, by Les Bush.

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FAMOUS

I wanna be rich, I wanna be famous, the cream of the crop;

I’m gonna crawl, walk, run, sprint, scratch my way to the top.

Immerse myself in imagination, drown in illusion;

dance deliriously and deftly, let myself drift in delusion.


I wanna be loved and adored; be incredibly wise.

Count numbers, write verse; see how far an aeroplane flies.

The wealth of the net is at my finger tips, it is essential;

quote Camus and Sartre, sound profoundly existential.


I wanna strut the stage, to thunderous applause;

bow, begin, ne’er to stop (will this moment last forever?).

Stay away from mirrors, they’re a curse;

tell the truth, and even worse.


I wanna be rich, I wanna be famous; the cream of the crop;

not the milk (nutritious as it might be), the stuff that floats to the top.

Dressed in stolen robes, illusion and delusion are my friends,

with them at my side, the mimicry will never end.


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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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