A Star is Fading

by joetwo

The news hits like a tonne of bricks

Absolute, no negotiation or reprieve

Soon you will be gone

Your talent cast to the four winds

No more will new words spring forth

Your work petrified in memoriam

The star of your life is fading

Soon to be expunged

Life left only in memory

No more discussion with fans

No more tweeking ideas

Seeing where the next flurry of words will take you

Your Star is fading

Out of the lime-light you have only your life to lead

Live it as well as you can

As long as you can

Though your star is fading

Let it light the way that little bit longer.


Dedicated to Iain Banks, one of my favourite writers.