Ant Smith

Epitaph

Farewell Starman

Why do you grieve for news reports?

Will there now be no more heroes?

Hush your tears, the legacy stands

I loved the music but never knew the man

Give some dignity to loss of life

Leave the grieving to those with right

Your duty now is to celebrate life

Play the back catalogue all through the night

Damn your wailing and gnashing teeth

Was he not enough? Incomplete?

I say declare a victory

A life unspoiled is so rare to see

Except perhaps for Dancing in the Street

I'm happy to have lived with that legacy

Epitaph