Comedy Or Tragedy

Comedy Or Tragedy

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

A rant about the stupid media attention stars get


 Starving for perfection

To claim that perfect role

Or sell out the show

And your stomach cries out

Entertainment or death!

Influential youth mimics

Thinking trends are cool.

Now the girls look like

Stick figures I drew

When I was their age.

Can’t you see that bone ain’t sexy,

Chriss Angel please bring Marilyn back to life!!”


Treating your kids

Like Raggedy Ann and Andy

Probably even throw’em

In a toy box at night.

Slung under your arm

Like the latest fashion accessory.

Seat belts are optional

As long as the photographers follow,

Did you forget you gave them names?


Money flows from

Hard working fans that adore

And all you can spend it on is blow.

Then you whine and blame the fame

On the stress of the spotlight,

Then step away and get a real job.

When will you get it through

Your eccentric skull

That doing lines is not


But a one way ticket to death.


Useless wars tread on

Homeless wander the streets

Children dying over a dollar

And what is THE HEADLINE for today

A dumb blonde can’t find her panties.


Who gives a f**k?


Focus people… for God’s sake

We elected an idiot President*

Cause we’re to wrapped up

In this electric circus to understand... HUMANITY, remember  that?


Sometimes I just have to laugh

            Although in reality there’s nothing funny about it!!




© 2009 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

Author's Note

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
*Just remember when i wrote this Bush was in office and who I was referring too, i am happy with Obama being elected.

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I will jump on the bandwagon here with you! Your expressions and feeling show quite nicely through your precisional piece here. I agree with all points on board. It wasn't too hard for the terrorists to train in the US when we all let our guard down and were watching some stupid TV show. It used to be where people got involved in their community. Now it's seeing who's on the front page at the grocery store check out. Excellent points and writing here. When is everyone going to wake up? Your writing begs for it. Good stuff here!

Posted 16 Years Ago

7 of 7 people found this review constructive.


And for a sec I thought you were talking about Trump. Gotta remember these are old. But that last bit did speak to the Cheeto in Chief. 'Rant' should be a poetic form. Forgetting the panties made me think of Brittany Spears always getting out of the limo commando.

Posted 2 Years Ago

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the feedback andd review on this and many other poems. I will try to return the favor .. read more
Hi there. This was a fun walk along a realistic display of what happens when popularity and prestige take center stage. People need to be grounded and a superfluous life style is not the way. Wonderful essay.......................Bless you this was a good reminder of how not to live Kathy

Posted 7 Years Ago

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much for such a flattering review.
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Years Ago

You are so welcome and I hope you are finding meaning and fulfillment in life and of course writing!
Well lookie at what found.. love this !! ..Media / Celebrities/ politicians..they all move into one ugly blurr for me...
I live in Cali..I see Politicians coming here for Celebrities money...but
they never drive less than 2 hours and take a look at the border situation....perhaps they fear those assault weapons they so graciously gave to the mexican drug cartel..

Posted 11 Years Ago

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

You make some great points... thank you for going deep in my vault.

11 Years Ago

its fun to dig around in vaults ( : I found all sorts of good things I haven't commented on q ;
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

11 Years Ago

Rah and hip hoo hooray. You go brother

Posted 12 Years Ago

A fun rant about our society. I completely agree. I hope you don't mind if I share this one! My only personal addendum is that the idiot also applies to Obama:)

Posted 13 Years Ago

And this makes me remember soooo well WHY I got rid of my television.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Everything you've said here I must agree with, I hate the fact that stars get money for saying lines while there are more people starving to death everyday. Urgh!! It urks me bad.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Sadly, i think the times haven't change, since the first person, was elevated to the level of a hero/celebrity. The only difference, being the oversaturation by the modern media. If there wasn't 24/7/365 coverage, these people would still exist but in smaller numbers. This goes for both the society's disposed and the modern-day celebrity. Don't think this will change any time soon. Hope this rant helped you to get rid of some frustration. Thank you for sharing your personal feeling in this very political poem.

Posted 14 Years Ago

Every stanza rings true, atleast from my point of view. Its so true- the media is soo f*cked up.. Ahh, if only Chriss Angel could bring back Marilyn.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on February 9, 2008
Last Updated on September 2, 2009


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

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