FineB

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate,

HOLLYWOOD Sixties icon,

A victim of frenzied drug fuelled hate.

Her beauty and talent catapulted her to fame,

A shy symbol of innocence and purity,

A Hollywood player in Hollywood's fast lane.

Married to Roman Polanski, a power couple amongst Hollywood's elite,

Her career developed with notable good performances in cult classics,

Sharon Tate, Texas girl had the world at her feet.

Sharon Tate, 8 1/2 months pregnant 9th August 1969 was brutally slain,

Hollywood's Swinging Sixties came to a bloody end,

Never would Tinseltown engage in such hedonistic frivolity again.

Sharon Tate,

Murdered by Charles Manson and his drug fuelled disciples,

An eternal light in this complex world at times tainted with hate.

 

Comments5

  • Poetic Dan

    Wow... Raw, so beautifully done.

    • FineB

      Hello Poetic Dan,

      Im delighted that you liked the poem.

      Keep writing FineB

    • orchidee

      A fine write Fine.
      He's dead now. He'll answer for his monstrous deeds, as will his gang.

      • FineB

        Thanks Orchidee.

        I agree whole heartedly.

        Sharon Tate's family dedicated their lives after her death in working with Victim Support in the US.

        Keep writing FineB

      • Neville

        Captured perfectly....

        I went on an open top tour right past the Polanski estate a few years back..
        gave me quite a chill I can tell thee...

        • FineB

          Hi Neville.

          Thanks very much.

          Glad you liked the poem.

          Gosh that must have been spooky going past the Polanski estate.

          Nothing like that has ever happened in Hollywood like that ever since. Sad. Sharon Tate had to die like that.

          Keep writing FineB

        • Fay Slimm

          Poor young innocents got really hung up on the tinsel back then - one sad tragedy which your verse captures so well .

        • FineB

          Hello Fay.

          Many thanks.

          Yes, Sharon Tate's death was so bizarre and tragic and out of the blue.

          Hollywood is more corporate now and certainly less hedonistic and wild compared to the days of the Swinging Sixties.

          Keep writing FineB



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