~ For Bob Hope ~

Born in 1903 and oh the history,
You blazed a trail from radio
to stage to the silver screen
Touching the hearts
and funny bones of so many

Especially me...
Many roads you traveled in your life
It didn't matter where you went
You always left your audience with laughter bent

From the many soldiers you made laugh and cry
to the roads of Rio , Hong Kong ,
Singapore , Korea , Viet Nam ,
you never questioned why

You learned to duck when the bullets did fly
You never said no , whenever asked to go
A man that was comfortable
among presidents and kings

Through the halls of history ,
your gift of laughter rings
You made us laugh you made us cry
One hundred years old....you bid us goodbye

You will be greatly missed old friend
Make' em laugh up there
Thanks for the memories
May 1903-July 2003

Bonnie Ray
2003 used with permission






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