Little Richard

” A wop-boppa-loop-bop..”,

Cutting sharp

like a razor thro’ old silk,

your timbre broke

a thousand taboos

set racing a million heartbeats

beating along with,

your three minute records,

you were vinyl;

Long Tall Sally

lighting up the ether

like the fourth of July,

Tutti Frutti painting gaudy colors

on a monochrome radio dial;

you were engine of the sock-hop ball,

you were Rock

and Roll,

” a-wop-bam-boom!”

2 thoughts on “Little Richard

  1. amitapaul

    This poem is an apt tribute to a great artist in the field of music who left us this week for a better world

    The attempt to convey the exact sound of one of his creations in the beginning and at the end of the poem shows the poet’s close familiarity with the music of Little Richard

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  2. VijayNair

    A well-crafted fitting homage to one of Rock and Roll’s great legends who passed away recently.He is said to have influenced The Beatles.

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