This Brixton boy, a post-war babe
Would a brand new pop scene pave
With a meteoritic rise to fame
He underwent a change of name!
Think “Major Tom” and “China Girl”:
Unusual lyrics round us swirl
Bizarrely garbed, stage make-up sharp
This singer-dancer made his mark.
Worldwide tours, flamboyant text
You never knew what you’d see next!
A phenomenon, one-of-a-kind
David Bowie leaves a gap behind.
He marked his epoch, that’s for sure;
At barely 69 – no more
Somehow we can’t forget his face…
He leaves the world a duller place.
(c) Poet in the woods 2016