From NME, 16 January, 1982
This was tucked away in the letters page.

Here is a poem based on David Bowie’s life history which I would love published, preferably for money. It is my own work.


David Jones – reluctant schoolboy,
Obsessed with jazz in smokey rooms,
Honky tonk showmen, innoncence shattered.
Gone the golden years of youth,
David Bowie – aspiring artist,
Thin and pale, squeaky clean youth.
Dreams and messages to oblivious listeners.
Small town fame, but Aladdin’s insane.
Ziggy Stardust – hero triumphant,
Soul tearing eyes, mad and sadistic,
Avenging angel in a silver suit.
Playing to caverns of hungry fans,
Galactic golden boy, but what price fame?
Film star, pop star, selling machine,
Remote, supernatural, ethereal being,
Lodged in your palace of opulent splendour,
Where did you lock Davy Jones away?

Menna Thomas (Miss),
Haslemere, Surrry

bowie Viz


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