Cyndi Lauper

Before pop artists: Katy Perry,
Lady Gaga, and others; there
was Cyndi singing, she-bopping.
Early ’80s, and a redhead scare 

came upon the pop charts.
A breath of fresh air, (along with
Madonna), Cyndi the feminist
became a girlhood icon, a tiff

with the female image police.
‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’,
‘Time After Time’, hit releases
kept on coming. She won

many hearts, by being her
unusual self, with the integrity
of an artist. I was a fan of
hers till my teens; her ditty 

‘True Colours’ striking home
with those who weren’t fake.
She knew love’s danger zone,
with a poet’s heart at stake.

Poem © Mark Pirie 2016