Dance Puppets, Dance – The Reality Of Our Celebrities

Celebrity voices are nothing but noise

Their acts are polished; delivered with poise

Just cover your ears, avoid their ploys

Unless you’d rather become their toy


The reality is more than you can see

It’s all just words, with no guarantees

Posturing about, as if they were lordly

Watching blank faces become new enlistees


Puppets one and puppets all

Watch them jump, just make the call

Dance and sing or throw a ball

Absent are rules, or protocol


They are, you know; just for entertainment

Gone quickly with a suitable replacement

False idols that offer no real amazement

Soon they’ll be delegated to the basement


It’s funny how they think that they matter

Dropping bombs on the web and useless chatter

Tell them to face facts; they’re just another actor

Known as useful idiots; only good for laughter


Thriving because they get called celebrities

Believing everyone worships their popularity

Tabloid tales of their infidelities and felonies

Wake up and see the faces of your enemies


They’ll say anything; if the money’s right

Encourage the blacks to attack the whites

Join armies of illegals demanding rights

Then slip away before the real dynamite


And then the athletes who think we care

That we obsess over what they do and wear

Hypocrites that gather at midfield for prayer

Then off to party and another affair


Wealthy liars; we see through their talk

Preaching to us, but not doing the walk

Some are fools; future bodies lined in chalk

How about do your jobs; either run or block


Disney princesses who become pop singers

Trained from birth to be loudmouthed left wingers

And in the end most are lonely, desperate clingers

Prancing about like some kind of ringers


Wealthy yes, but their real value much less

Some boys want attention, so they wear a dress

Actresses pushing crazy diets of watercress

The more we ignore, the more they press


What do all these stars have in common?

Every spoken word, just a waiting strawman

Giant egos; they think they’re awesome

And an early trip in a high-end coffin


If things go sour, what will they do?

No more contract money from selling shoes

Unskilled labor? Shovel coal, maybe turn a screw?

Lament the things they wish they knew


Puppets singing, puppet sports

Nearly naked, wearing tiny shorts

They scream until their voice is hoarse

Maybe they should try the Force


Attention seekers and their crowd of clones

Take some advice and leave the grownup zone

Stick to social media and your phones

Whatever you choose, just leave us alone


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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Dance Puppets, Dance – The Reality Of Our Celebrities

  • January 10, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Excellent rhyming with the glaring facts. I once had some favorite actors, but not anymore – they are just attention-grabbing with nonsense and false loyalties. Movies have gotten so flimsy and poor quality that actors now make their money by being political “experts”. Great work, Ralph.

  • January 11, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    R J , I am totally with you on this one , nice writing ! Every time I read a celebrity hack in the media , I write the particular media source telling them to stop broadcasting stupidity !
    Be well !

  • January 12, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    I agree. The problem is that we have used celebrity and gossip to spread information for so long that it seems the country cannot communicate any other way. We lost some very valuable skills when we had to use researched and composed discourse to spread ideas. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

  • January 13, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    Well said, Ralph. Celebrities should have no more clout than you or I unless they are an expert in the field (which they usually are not.) Because they have a recognisable face they are used to sell and promote products and propaganda. We need to see past all that falsehood. Good job with this poem.

  • January 14, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    One thing I know about celebrities and athletes that voice their political views as if I care what they think is that their vote is no more powerful than mine. One thing I also know is that it does not matter how much you push your political agenda through the media all you do is make those that oppose your agendas that much more vocal about theirs. I always wonder why you can’t vote your own mind and just be done with it.


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