Pied pipers

I remember him,
the overnight sensation
took twenty seven years
for his dreams to come to fruition,

what was his name?

They erected statues to him
in every city centre
still
can’t remember
his name

and now,
there are new kids on the rock
piping dreams

we
see them
the young men
rushing to get there
wondering where there is
if it ever was

no statues for them men
but
they’ll erect something to them
while they’re looking through them
and trying to forget them
pretending
they’re not real.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.