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The Star Seeker
by Caryn M. Day-Suarez

Saturday, January 03, 2004

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On a recent trip to Hollywood over the Christmas Holidays I was in desperation of seeking to take a picture of a "movie star" (like any other tourist). I hunted high and low, on Rodeo Drive, and Hollywood Blvd., bought a "map of the stars" and searched the Hollywood hills hoping to catch a glance of someone famous maybe just putting out their trash...I did find a star finally in the unlikeliest of places, and my mission was both successful and will be forever memorable...


uninvited to your home
i nervously entered
traveling far to meet you
a long time admirer
unknown to the well known
through long and white halls
i wandered seeking you
my heartbeat heard by all around me
heads turning
eyes burning
i hear their whispers
night falling in these unlit halls
cold breath on my neck
where are you?

i decide to retreat
an obvious trespasser not wanted
then i run into you
standing in one long hallway
encased in glass
you stand behind it
in a tall bronze urn
pictures of you smiling
and like the enamored fan
i ask to take your picture
shadows of night
coldness ascending
i wait not for your answer
but SNAP, SNAP
hands trembling the guilty paparazzi
i turn to slip away
and as quietly as we met
we smile at each other
i leave your home quickly
into the dusk of night
the heavy maosoleum doors
thudding shut behind me
until we again my Valentino
until we meet again....



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Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/5/2004
Hi ya been stranger. Written well as always. These stars here at AD like you, are enough for me. Don't stay gone so long. I know, You gotta get to the top? Don't we all? Be sweet like chocolate cake.
Have a beautiful New Year!
Reviewed by jude forese 1/5/2004
will definitely be something to look forward to ... wonderful write!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 1/5/2004
Full of nostalgic atmosphere, a lovely write, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/5/2004
Enjoyed this fantastic poem.
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 1/4/2004
Funny how so many people become star-struck. Nice account of the feelings and adventure that you had
Reviewed by Michael Morash (Reader) 1/4/2004
Very nicely done. A brilliant work of emotion and vision. Bravo!

Michael
Reviewed by Andi Chrisman (Reader) 1/3/2004
aww...what a great poem! Made me smile :)
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/3/2004
Hi Lady!
Outstanding piece as always my friend~*
I send you prayers and wish you many blessings in the New Year....
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/3/2004
what a lovely memory you have...and you weren't treated like you were nothing (many stars have gotten the big head...they forget where they once were)

precious poem, precious memory! thank you for sharing

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)

i love the line: "...hands trembling, the guilty paparazzi..." LOL wish i'd thought of that one :)
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