Sad news today – we can't forget
L'Elvis français, Jean-Philippe Smet
The Sixties rocker, leather clad
What a 'bête de scène', that lad!
A phenomenon in tight blue jeans
Who taught the French just what it means
To live out fast, exciting dreams!
This shooting star of music pop
Kept generations on the hop
With TV, films and concert tours.
But none escape Dame Nature's laws...
Though his time's run out – at seventy-four
His albums bring him back once more ...
And many out there cry: «Encore!»
(c) Poet in the woods 2017
Died 6th December 2017