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Tommy Cooper comedian and failing magician

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Tommy Cooper comedian and failing magician


Caerphilly is a small town
Famous for its cheese
Has a castle looks like its falling  down
With a Moat around with geese

Outside now stands a large Statue, 
It needed to be big he would boast.
Thats what the nature of this man
Big, but stupid loved by most

Its a statue of Tommy Cooper
Comedian a magician that fails
Wore a Fez as his trademark
Born here in Wales

The sculptors name is James Done
A great friend of mine
Has a wicked sense of humour
Smiling  all the time

Jim isnt Welsh boohoo
Though he's lived here a long time
Regards himself as proxy Welsh
Though his accent sounds like Tyne

The day Tommy's statue was presented
Was done by Sir Anthony Hopkins no less
Who mentioned he would have loved 
To have met Tommy in the flesh

Now it stands there for all to see
The larger than life comedian 
Well done Jim your Bronze is f.c.
Can even be seen in *Torfaen" 


 
The link goes directly to the Tommy Cooper site showing pictures of the statues. Mentioning James Done the sculptor.
Torfaen (torfine) is an area next to Caerphilly
f.c.   First class


http://www.thetommycoopersociety.org/statue.aspx

Dated 23 January 2013

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Connie, Seren
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Seren, this poem is like a ray of sunshine! I really loved reading it. Congratulations on your win in my contest! :)

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather, for congrts and for stopping by ..Seren
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Many congratulations my friend I liked this when you first posted and it gets better with age xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/9/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy...Seren Soup
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Seren, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/9/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks P.D. Seren
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:07:00 PM
    seren, your subject is most unique!! I can see you really like this statue. Congrats for your win and for bringing the works of Tommy Cooper to poetrysoup thru your poetry.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes lovely statue, I know the sculptor. But dont like Tommy Cooper.
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Seren! Ruben.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ruben
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:11:00 PM
    It was interesting to learn that Tommy was born in Whales - 'Just like that.".... ;-) Those were the days of the Equity Ban and we had to smuggle the tapes into SA and cover it with soccer openings scenes - saw some awful soccer, but it was worth it ..... Congratulations on your win, Seren. Love, Su

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes from a small town a few miles from Cardiff where I live.
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:10:00 PM
    congrats on your win Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph
  1. Date: 1/31/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Hmmm a double dedication. Nice poem, giving tribute to the sculpting arts. I have a question, SOUP MAIL, lol. It's a question about an old poem I haven't posted.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/31/2013 1:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ....Seren
  1. Date: 1/25/2013 6:16:00 AM
    just like that ...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/27/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol David.....Seren
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 10:05:00 AM
    not many go out like he did,, Died doing what he loved, his act on stage...your poem is full of knowledge Seren, interesting and informative..

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/23/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry, I do try to make them different.....Seren
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 9:13:00 AM
    I didn't know you lived in Wales Seren?Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/23/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    and my Typos From*
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/23/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Didnt you, I have mentioned it so many times in poems, have been teaching words on some poems, tut tut you lagging behind. haha Thats where my emotional artistic streak comes form wales...
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 8:49:00 AM
    hi liked Tommy Cooper and this soup xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/23/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hanks Mandy i couldnt stand him hahaha
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/23/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    typo Thanks ..