Consolation Prize.

Consolation Prize.

A Poem by Candle in the wind
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This is an outcome of a dialogue in a film that touched me.Sally told Harry that she was tired of being his consolation prize in "Harry Met Sally"

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Why was I just a consolation prize?
Not your winning trophy
 
“Why rank yourself
Along with other glamour accolades
It was like an acclaim
On a different plain
With a different relevance”
You argued
 
I think I know
It was like
The critic’s award
In favor of
A box office flop
Not a popular category
For the mainstream hit
Nor the star value
Nor the dazzle to be sported
Yet a certain intrinsic worth
 
But that wouldn’t ever
Be sought after
Nor would people flock to see
It would fade out
 
Maybe to be revived
Much later
By a more discerning audience
And considered worthwhile
When it was no more

© 2008 Candle in the wind


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Well stated and interesting perspective. The poem captures another essence in the movie and goes deeper along.

A great piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wonderful metaphor here....and that was a good movie :-)

"Maybe to be revived
Much later
By a more discerning audience
And considered worthwhile"

To quote a phrase from film editing: "Cut to the chase" and fast forward right past the person that doesn't consider you to be their "winning trophy"......life is too short not to. Nice work.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My dear Candle in the wind, you should and shall never come second to none.

You have a beautiful and mighty spirit that freely soars in your poetry,
I just hope the person of who you ask
"Why was I just a consolation prize?
Not your winning trophy"
Understands just how real, and complete your love is (was)

Sometimes guys become confussed if where they stand is not conveyed in simple words,,,,silly huh?
yes thats the truth though.

You are amazing and worthy of the highest love.

Love from,
Me



Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Isn't that always the way? Popular years later...when people have seemingly forgotten all about it. Personally I think the only good line in that particular movie was; "I'll have what she's having" I know you are making a different point here and I guess most of us (men & women) are trophys to a degree...not good for the equality battle, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors...and who really wants to know?
Another thoughtful piece.
Helen :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delightfully written ....

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It always happens, Rajrupa, that whoever you want to be the trophy of...doesn't bother or care enough to make you so......

It is only "a more discerning audience" that realizes your actual worth...and we are left with no choice other than to silently acknowledge that recognition...we are tied down in such a manner, at least in the social scene that we exist in, that we cannot openly accept that accolade and thank the persons acknowledging us.

A lovely piece that is so true to life that it makes one identify with it so...at least I do, and I'm sure you know that...

Thanks for putting down in words something that pulls at the heartstrings of so many others, who are unable to get it out of them so fabulously!

May God Bless You!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

excellent.......

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

How at times 'a thought just strikes you', you think about it for unending hours, they bog you so much that you want to immediately get rid of them and just pen down the thoughts. This is what i like about writers, they have a completely different perspective of looking at life, their scrutiny is always multi-dimensional.

Such a crucial question, which actually questions you existence. Are you actually just a consolation prize for someone who is the achievement of your life? .....

Very well written. The last stanza is really good.






Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I always wondered if he was HER consolation prize! What was she doing with Harry anyway? I really admire how you took a part of the movie and molded an entertaining and very precise poem about the feelings involved. I really like your words: "Nor the dazzle to be sported Yet a certain intrinsic worth"
What a wonderful idea about a revival in the last stanza "By a more discerning audience." Trophies gather dust, that's about it--I don't envy the trophy wives.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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