The female impersonator, or to be blunt, drag artist, Danny Le Rue, died recently. This my little tribute to a great showbiz entertainer.

Fan waves

From Mother Kelly's doorstep
I see you've gone far,
You so full of vim and pep,
You the natural star,
For underneath that manly form
Something stirred within,
A real dame took the world by storm
With saucy wink and teasing grin,
Who could carry it off
Wearing a tiara or a top hat,
Playing a lady or ennobled toff
In a naughty gaiter or sexy spat?
Who could wear a stilletto
And a breathtaking catsuit
And NOT sing falsetto
In a Dame Nellie Melba tribute?
Who but a glamorous goer
And queen of old music hall,
Someone in a glorious boa
Who entertained us all,
Who but the dazzling Danny Le Rue,
Now singing and dancing in Paradise View.

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-06-16 at 11:31

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I didn't know he had died. He sure was talented and full of life, a very nice tribute.

Good one indeed....