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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last week i set my DVR to record all her movies that cam up ;) i am familiar with your respect for her and this tribute and remembrance touches me ..her story such a tragedy .. she was everything she wanted yet had no idea she was ;((( especially like your third line ..it keeps it so real ..
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I did the same thing! One of these days I plan on buying a box set of her videos from TCM. Even th.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

your the best Legs!
Always loved her
I wrote a poem of her years ago
On paper lying somewhere
Loved yours

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

...thank you, Julie...so glad you enjoyed it!
Another chewed up by the Fame monster. It's sad that her memory is glorified as if a poster girl to bring more into the machine "Fame Needs YOU!" but her true tale is far from glorious as you allude here in poignant dignified poetry Kel.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I am able to visit her crypt at the cemetery in LA pretty frequently, and it's always like seeing it.. read more
Strange how we can idolise and immortalise someone in the public eye so easily. Be it a film (movie) star, footballer or singer. Nice tribute capturing the essence of the story in an eloquent verse. 'Candle in the Wind' also connects another Iconic woman-Princess Diana.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Yes, Diana was so loved here in the states, as well as the world. To lose her at such a young age i.. read more
what a great ending...reminds me of that line in Candle in the Wind..."all they had to say was that Marilyn was found in the nude"
but yes, as well as we thought we knew this icon...as Elton sang...."goodbye norma jean, i guess i never knew you at all"
i love this poem...and there was such an allure and mystique about her...just the other night i was watching "the river of no return" she starred with Robert Mitchum and Rory Calhoun in that ..
thank you for this poem, Kelly

j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I've seen practically all her movies, including the one you mentioned with Robert Mitchum. It was o.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

he did...and amazingly never won an oscar....
yes, that movie was on the other night...and i .. read more
Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall THAT night. But like a spider in its web, the tru.. read more
She create myth and tale that can't be forgetting. Her beauty tempted great men and made the public. Love her beauty and her smile. Your kind words brought back to life. A legend of my time. Thank you dear Kelly for sharing the amazing poetry and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

You are always so kind, John...thank you so much!
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Kelly.

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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