Prince: In Memoriam

Prince, 1958 - 2016 RIP

Prince, 1958 – 2016 RIP

PRINCE, the purple pop-star –
Earth’s greatest purple treasure!
Artisan of purple happiness
And craftsman of purple pleasure!

Purple the music he composed
Purple the instruments he played
Purple the love he spread around
And purple the millions that he made!

Drab and grey looked the world
Before Prince purple-turned it
His purple-talent surpassing all
That the acclaim he truly earned it.

One day, the Purple One expired –
Grief struck the entire nation!
Long tears and cries and wails rang out
At this Purple disincarnation.

But a Purple Spirit from the cadaver stirred
And into the Purple Air arose;
Purple the aura it radiated forth;
And Purple its ethereal clothes –

And down a Purple Chariot came
Drawn by Purple Unicorns
The Purple Ghost climbed therein
And so to heaven was he borne.

The Princely Ghost looked up ahead
As saw to where he would fly
A Paradise of Purple Light
Which filled the purple sky.

Purple were its blissful walls
Purple the dreaming towers
Purple pleasure gardens lay beyond
Bedecked with purple flowers.

Purple were the hills and vales
Purple the rivers and trees
Purple Bird-song filled the air
As did the buzzing of purple bees.

“Halt!” a purple-voice boomed out
Almost terrifying the Purple One,
“Thou canst not enter this Purple Heaven,
Unless thou tell the good that thou hast done.”

Prince stared bewildered for a moment
As the purple words assailed him
Desperately he tried to think
But his thoughts, they almost failed him –

But then he remembered his Purple Fans
And the happiness he had created
So he gathered his purple wits together,
And to the Purple God he stated:

“My purple songs are mystic gems
Too numerous to mention –
They raise the listeners up from their lives
Up to a purple dimension.

“My purple standards of excellence
Are, to musicians, an inspiration:
Long may the Purple Legacy continue
From generation to generation!”

“Fantastic!” the Purple Deity cried,
“Your deeds are duly noted –
Take your rightful Purple place herein:
A Purple-Angel, you’re promoted!”

So Prince approached the Heavenly City
Bathed in its Purple-glow
Saint Peter opened wide the gate
And told him: “INDIGO!”

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