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Beneath the opal white moon, the crying doves shed their precious tears, Causing the purple rain to fall, melting at the lavender notes of musical dreams, Camelot’s illusionary ivory towers of brilliant colors, seemingly fades unto the Violet shades of gray, as the minstrel’s music grows silent for the last time! The pied piper’s fluted guitar, remains stilled in the silence of a generations Mind, the world weeps in fuchsia stained technicolor for their slain prince Of rock in roll, plays now within the heavenly band beyond, rocking the Ages, lost amongst the spiritual stardust from which creations mystical Legacies are born! In reverences musical temple hall of fame, another name is added Amongst the universal giants, that have crisscrossed humanities Triumphant vast historical tides, rolling ever onwards within the waves Of the timeless rebel, jamming with the beating rhyme of the Human soul forever! Gentleman’s coterie of lace and satin’s refinement, is this instrumental Conductor strumming, at the inner finite strings vibrating within the Harmonic orchestra of an eclectic mind, a whispering dreamer whom Heard an expressionistic tempo hidden within the color purple, And thus wept in the violet rain! A flickering candle quivers within the moistures clouded wake, The concert master stands alone at the center of the musical hurricane, Untethered from his slave marked chains, the band leader strikes against His podium of freedom at last, rock-n-rolls final creshando, echoes Within the winds of destiny, carried upon the voices of his generation! Legends burnt ashes rise above this fiery phoenixes’ resurrection, For in truths resolve this singing firebird’s melody, shall play forever Onwards, as the doves cry in flights eternal soaring! Where has the musical voyager gone, the visionary fuchsia master, The soul captain hailing the distant shores of rock nirvana, By playing mystical notes of color illusions, on the blank canvas Of the horizons musical sheets, beyond mortality’s everlasting Window of social acceptance! Let the elegant birds of peace fly forth, with their wings appendages Extended upon the breezes of this artistic grand master, set blazing In lavender flames, quenched only the falling of the purple rain! But even then harken, listen my generations of rock fans, Can you not hear the wailing guitar, of the musical force, known As prince the visionary revolutionary! BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/9/2019 3:52:00 PM
This is my generation. Must have been yours too. You had much to say but you said it well and eloquently. Looking at the date I see that your pen has been silent like mine also for some time. Mine only works now when I have crushes. I'm just visiting old friends today of which you are one. good seeing you.
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Date: 6/4/2016 10:12:00 AM
You're an amazing poet writing this amazing poem my dearest friend, Cherl. Hope you'll forgive me if I only read you today. But, with sincerity, I love this superb poem. I came here with heavy heart coz of what happened to you. But now you're back to our Sovereign Creator, no suffering there, but then you'll be missed dearly. I want also to say, you're loved by me. Thank you so much for being a special gift to all of us in poetysoup and your great love. May God's eternal light shines unto you eternally my dear much and prayers, Galeo
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Date: 5/25/2016 4:37:00 PM
Great write, such fantastic imagery and phrasing. Captured the artist so well. A fine and fitting epitaph.
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Date: 5/14/2016 7:12:00 PM
Hi Cheryl I've never read you before, but this one caught my eye as a huge prince fan. What a great tribute to the greatest musician of our generation 26 instruments! Well done! Maybe you would like my crying purple tears.Thanks for your masterpiece!A7
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Date: 5/14/2016 2:59:00 PM
Hello MY dearest friend, Hope to see a new one from you again. I am glad you are doing a bit better... LINDA
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Date: 5/10/2016 3:29:00 PM
hope everything is ok with you, this poem, is amazing Cheryl, as a fan of Prince, this as just got to be the best inspiring poetry written for him...Go public with this it will blow folk away with awe...
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Date: 5/8/2016 4:23:00 PM
I really love how your mind works.....
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Date: 5/1/2016 9:18:00 PM
Cherl, I hope you are doing better. I let everyone on my old blog know you are ok but under medication after the surgery... miss you my friend. Linda
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Date: 4/28/2016 6:07:00 AM
Excellent. A great tribute to rock star Prince. May his soul rest in peace. Thanks for sharing it
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Date: 4/27/2016 5:50:00 PM
A fine tribute to a great rock artist! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 4/26/2016 2:16:00 AM
Hi Cheryl, this so well written, only wish Prince could have read it, he would love it. I am not a Prince Fan, in fact I don't even know what he sang and what he sounded like, so I am no judge but It is sad that he has passed away at such a young age, but they all do in that business, it is either do or die.......take care my dear friend.....Vera
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Date: 4/24/2016 11:24:00 PM
wow, this is a lovely tribute for our prince-- i watched a feature of him in BBC... tremendous write, cherl!..huggs
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Date: 4/24/2016 9:55:00 PM
So Sad Cherl, He's on my playlist at home. I wonderful tribute. To The Prince of Purple. In which is one of my first and all time favorite colors. I'm adding this wonderful poem to my favorite list. In my eyes, he was the most talented artist in the world. I still Love Michael more, but he does not compare to the artist Prince ever was.... a perfect 7.... LINDA
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Date: 4/24/2016 12:16:00 PM
He was SO awesome, Cherl. GREAT write for a tribute to him. A SEVEN
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Date: 4/24/2016 2:42:00 AM
Excellent, mon Cherl!! Prince & Purple Rain plus his revolutionary music being the solid basis for this poem....a tribute to a great artist. Another dreamer's dream come to an end....#7 Wishing you all the best, my friend:) // paul
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Date: 4/23/2016 10:34:00 PM
A beautiful dedication to a very unique and creative musician! Hugs!
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Date: 4/23/2016 10:03:00 PM
This is such a brilliant poem about a revolutionary artist...!!!! You have done wonders with this my dear.... 7/7... Hugs Red
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