The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.

In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Farewell Gene Pitney 

So. Farewell
Then Gene Pitney
Anguished voice
of Teenage Angst.
Although much older,
you spoke to me
across the decades.
You came from
a Town Without Pity
but made it
all the way to Mecca
in my own country.
You, too, knew that life was
Half Heaven - Half Heartache
and that
It Hurts To Be In Love
like you,
I decided that
I'm Gonna Be strong.
Keith's Mum thought that
you were Fab and Groovy
and I thought you were Well Cool.

Now you'll never get to Tulsa.....

Gene Pitney, born Rockville, Connecticut, USA, 1941; died Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2006.

(With apologies to E.J. Thribb of "Private Eye")

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