Friday, May 18, 2012

In Memoriam - Donna Summer

Donna Summer (1948 - 2012)

Still the spinning disco-balls and bring up All the Lights.
Donna Summer, voice behind so many Boogie Nights,
Died at only 63 - that's much too young an age -
Joined the growing list of those who've exited the stage.

People who I danced to in a, mostly, misspent youth.
WoMan in the Mirror's getting longer in the tooth.
If I tried those dance moves now, I'd need to use a crutch.
Last Dance? Maybe. Last chance? No... though, romance - not so much.

Working Hard for Money so I haven't danced in years;
Don't play disco here at home - my hard-rock husband sneers.
But, I Loved to Love You Baby, back when I got down.
Thank you for the music of my wild nights on the town.


  1. What a lovely tribute poem!

    And congrats on winning a Limerick-Off Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 62

    1. Was thrilled when I saw my own name
      Got mentioned in your rhyming game.
      'though I realize
      There isn't a prize;
      I'll trade in the fortune for fame.

      P.S. I very much enjoyed your Donna Summer limerick.