Inspired by the Jubilee celebratory concerts:-
We’ve seen them go on, long after they should stop
Wrestling with twenty-year-old keys
These legends of pop
But, summoned by Royal command,
Lords, knights – Sir ‘this’ and ‘that’ -
Pensioners to a man, they all turn up
Sharp lapels. Vocals flat.
no longer soaring
High notes not quite made
Sweat glands pouring
We’ve seen them, thick below, thin on top
Wrinkled, hair-dyed, botoxed up
We’ve seen them – why risk a flop?
Retire, while we still love you!
Legends of pop
You’ve made your millions,
strutted your stuff
Still you carry on cavorting
short of puff.
But then, a revelation! The finest of the crop
The man in black
We’ve seen you, ladies, how he caught you on the hop
Awakening youthful fantasies
This legend of pop
Grizzled grey – twinkling eyes
And that voice from the valleys
Re-born, sexy as ever, the great Sir Tom
The magic’s lasted – no need
to question how
Once you threw your knickers -
who’s to say you wouldn’t now?
But why just him?
A true living legend of pop
- A Child Once Asked