(with apologies to Robert Service)
I wanted the fame and I chased it
with purposeful, passionate verve,
leaving no opportunity wasted
to enflame the acclaim I deserve.
I self-published a book and I based it
on an ocean of rare expertise
from an Amazon link that’s re-pasted
into Facebook promotions with ease.
Now I’m trending on Tiktok and Twitter
riding high on the peak of the wave
in a viral commotion aglitter
with the glow of devotion we crave.
To the losers and chumps who are bitter
that I hoard my exorbitant fund,
I say God doesn’t favor a quitter —
don’t give up ’til the masses are stunned!
2022 Mary Boren