Accidental Poet

Attention Addicts


The center of attention

That’s your comfort zone

Everyone lookin’ at you

The charisma you think you own


Yeah, it’s all about you

Showing off some skin

Walking round almost nude

And the crowd you’re in


You crave eyes that stare

All eyes on you

As all ears turn

They’re on you too


Got to be in the spotlight

The main attraction

And if you’re not

You’ll provide the distraction


As the cameras all flash

Your seductive switch is on

Be the celebrity you crave

Just who is being conned?


There you go again

Shooting off your mouth

Yeah, you know it all

Till your ego cries ouch


Ever wonder of

The image you depict

That most everyone thinks

You’re just an attention addict


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2018



  • Fay Slimm.

    Self respect is certainly not the self absorbed attitude that some show to the world - a needed and well-written reminder A.P.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks for the read and comment Fay.

    • Laura🌻

      Another fine write!
      Well done, my friend!
      Thank you for sharing!


      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Laura. It just seems to me that too many people are too self-centered for their own good.

        • Laura🌻

          You’re welcome, my dear friend!

          And yes, too many! I agree!

        • orchidee

          A fine write AP.

        • Michael Edwards

          So so true - they are out there (even here ? ) and appear oblivious of the image they project. The best treatment is to simply ignore them - that hurts them most. Great poem

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Michael. I suppose they are everywhere.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks for posting AP ~ Poems in ITALICS always make me THINK ~ this is no exception ! Love the Structure ~ seven balanced quatrains and a consistent (xaxa xbxb etc) Rhyme Pattern ~ a real POEM ! Your subject is intriguing and we all ask "is it ME ?" Ones personality is inevitably mirrored in our Poems and I am an EXTROVERT so (in the main) I write EXTROVERT POETRY and like us all I love to get CONSTRUCTIVE and COHERENT comments ~ BUT I.m not seeking attention ~ just being ME ~ which is why I capitalise my TITLES ~ to stand out ! I always encourage ~ especially New Members ~ and (most of !) my poems are structured and coherent ! Your poem has made me think about myself and all our Members ! Thanks for caring & sharing ~ Yours BRIAN (UK)

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks for reading and the compliment Brian. I apologize if you got the impression my poem was directed towards you or your writing. My poem is about the glamour group of people who have to have the attention of everyone around them such as the Kardashians, but not limited to just them. Many people need to be the center of attention.

            • skyebellasario

              Great write AP! Personally I love the Kardashians but I can see your point of view 🙂

              • Accidental Poet

                Thanks sky, my poem isn't just about the Kardashians, but many like them that need that fix of everyone watching them.

              • Goldfinch60

                A very good and very true write, there are so many people out there that just want to be noticed who are irrelevant.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks Andy. They're all trying to outshine each other. But they bore the rest of us.

                • Lorna

                  And "selfies"! What is that constant need to post "selfies"?????

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Selfies! Darn it. I should have included that in the poem. They're all just obsessed with themselves Lorna. Who knows why? Thanks for the read.

                    • Lorna

                      By the way! I hope you are all right after the storm? Mass was badly hit no?

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                    • Michael Edwards

                      So who are the Kardashians? Perhaps I live in a time warp.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        No one important as far as I'm concerned, but they are a family of well to do celebrities. Which really amazes me that they can be as popular as they are, they don't really do anything. They have a TV show devoted to just watching their daily lives. Boring to me, but lots of people seem to enjoy watching them. I'm just not drawn to those types of people. Thanks for reading Michael.

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