Elegy to David Bowie


It is 2016 and you are gone.

The loss of such a hero,

The loss of our idol,

Hangs heavy in our hearts.


I remember hearing

The news of your passing,

And I was saddened

Though I’d never met you.


You inspired many,

But now you are gone,

Never again to perform.

The loss of an icon is vast.


You are up in heaven now,

You’ve joined the ranks of angels,

As we down on earth

Mourn the life of a hero lost.