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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was known for many a-things
Longing for reality to spring from his dreams
On a wild stormy night made a discovery
A dastardly magic called electricity!

However I would bet highly you didn't know
Of Benji's hauntingly beautiful crystal show
Victorian lasses died and went to heaven
The glass armonica swooned even his brethren

Benjamin Franklin was certainly a legend
To live without his gifts is hard to imagine
I see him now and then if I'm super lucky
His noble face glued to artificial money

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Ha ha "glued to artificial money", love it.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/7/2013 10:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was a fun piece to write. Benjamin Franklin accomplished quite a lot in his day!
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 5:25:00 AM
    You have written a very clever and wondrous write my friend! This is an outstanding poem, you have enlightened us with the splendor of this delightful piece! I liked the instrument he had invented, a very clever invention, too bad it never took off as a regular instrument! He was a "bright" individual! Great Work!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/12/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank again Russ! Originally I tried to keep this poem at the regular 4 lines, but I found that Benjamin Franklin accomplished a little too much in his lifetime to be reduced to one verse...
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 10:16:00 PM
    What a great tribute :) I like this!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 11:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne... it's so nice of you to go out of your way and read my posts... you are one of my biggest supporters!
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:32:00 PM
    the ending is very cute. I was hoping to know more about this cystal show and what it was exactly that it had so many people swooning!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A lot of people don't know this but Benjamin Franklin actually invented his own instrument! It's hauntingly beautiful... look up "Glass Armonica" on youtube. It's made of crystal and laid like a piano... you know that sound a wine glass makes when you get it wet and rub your finger on the rim it? If so you'll know what it sounds like.