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Androgynous Angel- a tribute

Androgynous Angel in white
Wings of satin about to take flight 
like some Space Oddity
searching for a bit of life. 
I gaze in fascination at this being
which entered my house as a vinyl cover.
You flirt around my consciousness
morphing again and again;
speaking to me from your place on the wall.
Rebel Rebel is your rally call.
Let's dance in red shoes and blue jeans
until we’re dancing in the streets, 
unified by the music.

But you didn't stop there.
You surprised us with 
a kiss of modern love
and absolute color blindness--
sloughing the image once again
from rainbows to black suits and fashion models.
You made non-conformity the norm
And did it in style.
If only you could have stayed
a little while longer...
You paved the way for new sounds; 
who will be a trailblazer now?
As your flitting around in celestial skies
an androgynous angel taking that 
heavenly chorus to new heights.


(Written and performed for World Open Poetry Mic on January 15, 2016 David Bowtie tribute segment.)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/28/2016 5:56:00 PM
a wonderful tribute Janet I was lucky enough to see him in concert many many years ago when we lived on the UK mainland:-) hugs Jan xx
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 1/28/2016 6:21:00 PM
Jan, I never had the privilege of seeing him live. I have another tribute poem that's wss written as a no prewrites that uses sing titles and when I can I may post it too, but I think I like this better.
Date: 1/18/2016 2:14:00 PM
so many greats....have met the ultimate fate....so they can bring harmony to every Soul....with some of the greatest stories ever told....I Love it jaycee....;)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 1/19/2016 9:43:00 AM
David Jones "Bowie" was a bit of an enigma, that lived life on his terms and was successful in all areas of his life doing so. Glad you liked the poem Eric!
Date: 1/16/2016 9:49:00 PM
A wonderful tribute, Jaycee. His contribution to the Arts left a mark which touched millions of lives. Congratulations in being featured at the World Open Mic! :-)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 1/17/2016 3:07:00 PM
Kim, thanks for the comment. Yes he did touch many people in many ways through his artistry.