Avoid the Limelight

 

Avoid the limelight

Stay in the shade

Naked and trembling

Like a switchblade.

          Avoid the limelight

          Darkness is rife;

          Beyond my conscience

          Out of my life.

Avoid the limelight

Burn in the dark;

Madness in sanity,

Raving and stark.

          Avoid the limelight

          Take the next turn,

          Stay in the cool shade,

          Why need you burn?

Avoid the limelight

Live sad and sane;

Fame is phony,

Success is vain.

          Avoid the limelight

Blinding madness

Naked and trembling

Ecstatic sadness.

 

                             G. E. Gorfu.