Category Archives: Tribute

Ode to Mickey Rooney (NaPoWriMo, Day 7)

English: Studio publicity portrait of Mickey R...
English: Studio publicity portrait of Mickey Rooney. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we have lost a legend

His works have spanned decades

He brought joy to the world where ever he went

 

But today he is gone

But his legacy lives on

In the hearts and minds

Of people everywhere

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Ode to an Actress

English: Shirley temple from the Public Domain...
English: Shirley temple from the Public Domain movie “Glad Rags to Riches” (1933, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022945/) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a time when a country was depressed
A young star rose from the depths
Her curly hair and infectious smile
Brought nothing but joy to the world.

But like all things, her cuteness didn’t last
Instead, she decided to take on the world

But the world will never forget
How she gave them joy in the face of great sadness

The world is now a duller place
Because she is no longer in it.
She will be missed everywhere.

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Ode to the Beatles

The Beatles (No. 1)
The Beatles (No. 1) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a tribute to a group of men
Who left their home in England
They came here and changed how we felt about music

It was the one thing we needed
After a tragedy nearly tore apart the entire nation
These men brought joy to the world with their music

Happy 50 years to the Beatles
May your music never be forgotten

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Thank You, Nelson Mandela

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We want to say thank you to a man who paved the way
a man who taught us that we are all human
this man taught us that forgiveness is better than rioting
that forgiveness is much better than holding on to a grudge.

This man may now be gone, but his legacy lives on
reminding us that we have the power to exact the change that we want to see
We should give peace another chance and learn to get along
because someday, all hate will cease to be.

Ode to a President

English: Posthumous official presidential port...
English: Posthumous official presidential portrait of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, painted by Aaron Shikler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s one for a man
who asked everyone
not to ask what their country could do for them
but what they could do for their country

That man had the courage
to stand up for all that is good
to never back down in the face of certain danger
to never compromise his values

That man believed that
everyone should have equal rights
to live, to work, to play
and not be judged because of who they were

That man may be gone now
but his spirit lives on
begging us not to ask what our country could do for us
but what we can do for our country

Our country has a list of problems
and it demands that we solve them
so let’s put aside our petty differences
and bring this country back together

Ode to the Veterans

Here’s to the men and women
who answered the call to fight
and defend our freedom
against evil and tyranny.

Here’s to those who signed up
and those who were drafted
they could have turned away but they refused
they knew that they were needed

Here’s to those who served our country
as pilots, drivers, and cooks
they gave everything they had
they went above and beyond the call

Here’s to those who fought
and defended our country
some returned home to their families
and some gave their lives completely

The price of liberty is never cheap
we must be vigilant at all times
we must never forget the people
who took up arms and fought for our freedom

Ode to Mimsie, the MTM Cat

MTM Enterprises
MTM Enterprises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A tiny cat with the loudest meow
Ruled over the television
She told the world
When the show was over

It mattered not which show it was
Her meow said it all
She meowed, in contrast to a lion’s roar
Her meows brought joy to the world

Sometimes she would meow,
Sometimes she’d say something else
No one knew what
She was going to do next

But the people of St. Elsewhere
Decided to kill her off
Their act angered cat lovers everywhere
With that tasteless joke

But there will be a time
When the MTM cat will meow
We will cheer when she meows
For she will return to rule over television once again

Ode to John Lennon

John Lennon rehearses Give Peace A Chance by R...
John Lennon rehearses Give Peace A Chance by Roy Kerwood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is one for a man
Who imagined a better world
He and three other men
Used their music to bring joy to the world

He begged the world to give peace a chance
Yet, the things he said stirred up much trouble
But still, he imagined a better world
One where we would all live in peace

One man decided to put an end to that dream
He killed the man, but he couldn’t kill the dream
The dream for peace will always live on
So let’s give peace a chance to stay