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Thanks for the Laughs Bob! (acrostic)

by David R Spellman

Better than any medicine,
Our own comic band-aid
Bestowed with such a gift

Had us splitting our seams
Often in such perilous times
Played on the stage of life;
Even then he gave usÂ… hope

Thanks Bob!


Author's Note: In fond memory of Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope --- (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003)

Posted on 07/28/2003
Copyright © 2024 David R Spellman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/29/03 at 12:41 AM

A great tribute. I think Bob Hope would have especially liked that last line! Very clever and true. Thank you for saying it for us David.

Posted by JD Clay on 07/29/03 at 05:06 AM

Anything clever here would be to upstage a master. Your fitting verse pays homage to a legend. One word left: Peace...

Posted by Britt Zimmerman on 07/29/03 at 05:26 AM

Oh I love it! Bob Hope was an amazing individual, and this is such a fitting poem!!! Nice job!

Posted by Mara Meade on 07/29/03 at 12:05 PM

So well said, David. I had such respect for Mr. Hope.

Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 07/29/03 at 02:34 PM

Yes, a wonderfully crafted acrostic tribute!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/29/03 at 03:12 PM

Congratulations on Top Ten! That was fast!

Posted by Anne Engelen on 07/29/03 at 04:30 PM

Wonderful tribute David. Very well crafted:)

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 07/29/03 at 08:39 PM

It's a shame our world is now Hope-less. Good tribute Dave.....Charlie

Posted by Sarah Graves on 07/31/03 at 03:07 AM

Very nice, and light-hearted. Bob Hope, we will miss you. He was comic legend.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 07/31/03 at 10:40 PM

Apt tribute to a great man. Thanks for posting.

Posted by Kate Demeree on 07/31/03 at 10:43 PM

I love this! He did didn't he? He is one of the few entertainers I had the privelage to see in person and I don't think I will ever forget it. Thanks David...

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/01/03 at 04:16 PM

Yup, we'll miss him here in Canada also. I remember as a kid watching his USO tours on TV. Bob may be gone, but we still have his movies, many of which I'm due to see again. Thanks for remembering him so eloqunetly. :o)

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