A ‘prince’ among men, in all of his glory,
we were allowed a glimpse, a few chapters of his story.
Prince made his acquaintance, when he burst onto the scene,
for his musical magic, his fans became fiends.
Millions of records, he sold worldwide,
salacious song lyrics, often donned the flip side.
But the worst tears were shed when he exited the earth,
all the media speculation, what was his net worth?
In the end does any of that really matter,
so much inspiration now broken and shattered.
I wonder what he’s thinking as he watches from above.
Does he feel the loyalty of his fans, the dedication, the love?
Could he possibly know just how much he’ll be missed,
his ‘extra time’ and wind-blown ‘kiss’?
Prince’s musical mastery may never be matched,
the entire earth’s surface, he thoroughly scratched.
Through a misty haze of purple, great music, and now pain,
His memories will live on….in purple, he reigns.
By Sylvia Porter-Hall