A Girl Named Norma Jeane

A Girl Named Norma Jeane

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers


A Girl Named Norma Jeane

                   “Death only claimed the breath of you…”

 

 

Her allure has never waned.

It is written within the revelations of poets,

categorized upon the bookshelves at Barnes & Noble.

Immortalized by “The Candle in the Wind”.

 

It languishes high in the hills of California,

in the summering youth of adolescent boys

and in gentleman

who still prefer blondes.

 

It is the antithesis of Norma Jeane,

a girl who became a Hollywood icon.

Who sipped champagne

with all the President’s men.

 

Who wore pearls with pencil skirts

and birthday suits.

 

…and only Chanel #5 to bed.

 

 

 

 


© 2017 Kelly Scheppers



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Elegant write about a glittering star :) loved the form and the theme :)
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Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Marilyn "speaks" to my muse often. I feel blessed by it. Thank you for reading and making me smile.. read more
Kelly - you have expressed the thoughts of many who lived to see and enjoy the talent she portrayed. Not many understood her innocence and let it get lost in the sexiness role she played. Thank you for the reminder.

Take care - Dave



Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

It is always a pleasure for me to write about her. Thank you, Dave!
Dave

1 Month Ago

You're most welcome. I was a teenager and I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was in love with her, .. read more
Like candle in the wind, I too wish I could have known her. She'll be forever immortalized as a young beautiful woman who stood out from the others. Not just for her looks, but her innocence.

Like this Kelly.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Very well said, Tim. Thank you!
The myth to the magic.
Who knows the answer to Norma Jean.
The answer to Marilyn Monroe.
Legend.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

A true enigma. Many thanks, Paul! So glad you enjoyed it.
Saw her first as a boy and never realized her greatness until a mature man when I was dazed in wonder

Regards,

Al

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

I think she'd be thrilled to know that, Al!
Still an icon. I was watching her last film The Misfits the other day. It was something more than acting.
Well written.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Indeed, I believe it was one of her best. Thank you, Ken!
a goddess indeed and destined to be immortalised,and there is always an aura when one dies in her prime immortalised by time in her youth, as she and many others, be it man like elvis or other beautiful actresses may not have had the same appeal and or a lesser appeal if they had lived to their nineties and you see an idol old and aged. a nice write kelly.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

We'll never know what happened that night. Never. I think that's the real tragedy! Thank you, And.. read more
Kelly, you have written of Marilyn Monroe in the past and each time you do, I am amazed at the adoration you have for her. You had to be a baby when she passed on yet you have elevated her to a pedestal...and it is so lovely! Always a pleasure. LydI**

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

So kind of you to say, Lydi. Please know I am most appreciative of your every word...thank you!
'.. the breath of you.. ' for me, the words.

However, that last line is very much the invisible phrase on a tomb stone...

For some reason i always think o Norma Jean as a frail creature, a wisp of a woman who became something she wasn't. Seen pics of her singing Happy Birthday to JFK, seen her with other men.. but the only one who made her eyes shine was Arthur Miller - the man of letters, a hunk of a man who perhaps saw that fragility. Have only read snippets and seen repeats on late TV.. but think of her as child.like.

Your poem it superb, as ever your work is, but for me, wraps her in the allure I've seen as a facade. Your writing is blistering whatever you write, you strike chords - must read again, consider, re.consider.. x

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

It's a joy for me to read your reviews, Em. I totally agree with what you said - there was such a f.. read more
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

I tell truth, love... your work touches places because what you write, you mean..
Riveting theme, syntax and lines.
I wonder if you were any close to her.
When personalities die, their fame still flows with the air!
Thank you for sharing :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you for such a compliment!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

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