Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The X-Factor


So I wonder what IS Factor X that we hear so much about,
That certain 'something' that a star simply cannot do without?
Is it partly charm? But charm is soft, it creeps into the heart,
It hasn't got that zingy touch singers dramatise and shout.
Is it the same as Clara Bow's old 'IT' of times long past?
She was rather zany, dominating all the cast.
Is it just being different and daring to reveal
Too much of voice, too much of charm? And is it really real?
Is it just a gimmick?  Is it hitting on some ruse
Which will get one in the papers and also on the news?
Or is it that Charisma that undoubtedly exists,
Having nothing at all to do with 'show biz' or those publicists?
Charisma has always existed; every leader in history
Has had that extra something in his personality.
Or is it a case of the Public, being told 'This one has X';
She's got the voice, she's got the style, she clearly oozes sex!',
Saying 'Ah! yes! We see it! So she has! Let's scream and shout!'
Following along like sheep without a single twinge of doubt?
Sometimes 'The X Factor's real for some but not for everybody;
I've witnessed actors full of  'X' who I've found rather shoddy.
'X marks the spot' where 'X' is found but it's all too much for me.
(Now I'm off to watch that gorgeous man just discovered on T.V.!)


Wow! I'm full of envy now! Your partnership's a glory!
Of all the tales in mating's books, yours is the Great Love Story!
Both spontaneous, full of life, bountiful, attractive!
Your sex lives will (how can I say?) be very, very active!
Gemini has a roving eye, but the body follows rarely,
And Gemini knows that Aries will react if used unfairly!
Both of you love adventure. The great wide world awaits!
And best of all, these lovers, can be firm and friendly mates.
You'll both thrive on an argument and love each great conclusion!
Like two bolts of lightning there will always be a fusion!
Intelligent, that's both of you, ingenious as well,
But Gemini's flirtations may involve 'kiss' but not 'tell'.
Aries makes the decisions; Gemini lags behind
But, in the end, it works out well as you will always find.
You're intelligent, and popular; my goodness! You're the works!
But restlessness may haunt you both; dissatisfaction lurks.
You've got it all and yet you yearn for even greener grass.
Hang in there! For those feelings, as the years go by, will pass.
Keep hold of the friendship! That will see you through.
And how the world will envy
The old age of you two!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Loved "The X Factor". Thanks for the fun read. Again.