Goodbye, James Best

Your last name said it all, you were the best.

Because of you, the entire world was blessed.

You have left this world at the age of eighty-eight.

Your life is something that we should all celebrate.


For six years you dazzled us as Rosco P. Coltrane.

You died but your reruns will continue to entertain.

You starred in a few episodes of Bonanza and twice on the Andy Griffith Show.
You entertained us for several decades and all of your fans hated to see you go.


Talent should've been your middle name.

It's not surprising that you found fame.

You starred in a Twilight Zone episode and in Firecreek.

You will never be forgotten because you were unique. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to James Best who died at the age of 88 on April 6, 2015.

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Goodbye Robin Williams

You suffered from depression and Bipolar Disease.
Your suicide has driven the entire world to its knees.

You were so talented that talent isn't a big enough word.

I wish you hadn't died, that's what I would've preferred.

To become the terrific actor that you were, charm and talent were what it took.

Everybody loved your movies, especially Good Morning Vietnam and Hook.

You began your career as Mork and then you became Popeye.

Billions of people are saddened and devastated to see you die.

I have something to say that is one hundred percent true.

You were a brilliant actor and everybody on Earth loves you.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Robin Williams (1951-2014) who died on August 11, 2014.

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Goodbye Geoffrey

He was a marvelous British actor but his life was something he would lose.

He starred in an episode of Doctor Who and his name was Geoffrey Hughes.

He starred in Keeping Up Appearances as Onslow.

Millions of people were sorry to see this man go.


From 1974 to 1983, he starred in Coronation Street.

And from 2001 to 2005, he starred as a rogue in Heartbeat.

When he tried to beat Prostate Cancer, he failed in his endeavour.

He was brilliant and much loved and he'll be remembered forever.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Geoffrey Hughes (1944-2012) who died July 27, 2012.

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