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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2189181
There are so many songs that I love. Prince's rise to stardom was well received.
I remember when Prince first came before the spotlight
He sang with such feeling, it was love at first sight
I cried when he sang his moody, "When Doves Cry"
So small in statue, but stood tall in the public's eye

"Purple Rain", also a film, turned Prince into a star
His moody looks made fans admire him from afar
This song also titled him the 'Purple One', so gallant
But now pays tribute to the icon's career and talent.

“Let’s Go Crazy” taught us to live life to the fullest
Creating Prince a number one streak on schedule
His monologue established him a pop innovator
Who pushed boundaries that fans so loved him for

"Sign o' the Times," a teaching song on drug abuse
The struggles he describes still resonate. 'Do not use!'
His compelling way of telling about AIDs, gang violence,
The precision on poverty was true life's circumstance

"Kiss" blends tenderness with Prince's more erotic nature
“1999” shows his ode to partying, before the world ends
Some of his songs were ominous but he made sure
That all lived life to the fullest until their final moments.

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Prince Challenge Writing Contest 2020  (ASR)
In honor of Prince who died 4 years ago, I am having a Prince Challenge Writing Contest.
#2154498 by Princess Megan Rose

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