And the Stars Look Very Different Today

Posted on January 11, 2016

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David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust Picture credit unknown

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust
Picture credit unknown


Woke to the news that a Starman was taken away
Heard him in my Absolute Beginner days

Ziggy Stardust and his Spiders from Mars
How Changes mere made throughout his past

He sang about Modern Love and China Girl
Let’s Dance he said, how we did twirl

Is there Life on Mars he wanted to know?
He would know Born in a UFO

How his Sounds and Visions set the world alight
Not for him a Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

His Golden Years and Fashion blew all away
This Jean Genie and Aladdin Sane

Oh how the stars looks very different today
As this Space Oddity flies out of human sight this day

Ashes to Ashes we say in Sorrow
Goodbye Blackstar, the man of tomorrow

Rest in Peace David Robert Jones (aka David Bowie)
Born 8th January 1947
Brixton, London, England
Died 10th January 2016
aged 69

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Posted in: Poetry