Random page thesaurus prompt: imitation

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness”

-Oscar Wilde


As the curtains drop on the first

The chorus of applause greets my ear

Unleashed an ravishing thirst

for the praise that is ever so near.


Abound with joy I ponder for a second

For whom does the crowd rejoice?

The actors whose role is dictated

nay, surely the weaver of tales is the object of their attention.


Yet they have only tasted the opening third

of this play that I have crafted

Its reverence the fruit of countless hours

the pedestal to which I stand proudly.


Now pacing back and fourth

I question the nature of the stage

that presents itself as the one true artistry

Lies! for there is no truer artist then my when I pen.


My delusions maintained as I plead the fifth

as though the outcome could be changed

“the worlds the stage and I am the weaver!”

A mocking gaze the reply, as I am led away in chains.



<note> This poem kinda led me astray in the end, I wanted to highlight this concept of “the mediocrity imitating the greatness” and ended with (whats alluded to) an arrogant and delusion criminal being tried for a terrible crime. I do not think I could of strayed further from Oscar Wilde’s intended message from his quote then I did, but hey, such is the nature of this stream of consciousness style of prompt writing that I am testing at the moment. Thanks for reading!




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