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Gene and Gilda

Star crossed champions of mirth
Wild hair and wild eyes, both 
To the world they say with arms raised to the sky, 
"What a pity, for we dearly love to laugh!" 
Arm in arm, singing their favorite show tunes 
But in the voices of Donald Duck and Calamity Jane
Gallivanting through the city, doing the Charleston in the street 
These two have no interest or talent for growing up 
And made the world lighter because of it 

Willy Wonka in his purple jacket,
Holding the door for her with his cane,
Him with those dreamy eyes
Pale eyes that swim in her perpetual smile
A smile, a voice and a soul that lit up everything for miles 
She sits, glowing in the window, 
Like a princess in the white room, wearing her little barrette
But she isn't well at all 

And so she left this world, Roseannadanna did, one morning 
And the twinkle in his eye twinkled off into space 
With her dimples, impromptu cartwheels and spinning skirts  
Four years wasn't enough to fill up the laughing box 
The glass elevator is lonely looking down on the world 

Wait, wait, wait, BAM!
Would she want him sinking there in his spats? 
A wop, bam, boo! No, choose instead to keep that wicked grin 
Dance down the aisle of the plane, show that funny funny face 
Embrace each Saturday Night gone by 
To Gene and Gilda, geniuses of love and light hearts 
Pop the cork on the champagne and roller skate through this life!


~For Heather Ober's Famous Couples/Duos Poetry 
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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:58:00 PM
    Jeremy, Congratulations with your winning poem in Heather's "Famous Couples/Duos" contest. ~Always* Linda

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Great pick, wonderful comic genuises! VERY sophisticated choice [man I feel stupid now LOL] should have been higher! way higher Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well-deserved placement. Good one, Jeremy :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Congrats, Jeremy. Excellent. Ralph

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Congrats on your win~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:29:00 AM
    congrats on your win in the contest, a well written story on this pair :)

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charlotte.
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:25:00 PM
    A wonderful poem on such an amazing couple. Congrats.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Rick
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Tremendous job, congratulations.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, thanks, Richard.
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 7:10:00 PM
    A very loved and fated pair. Good job. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Joyce.
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:48:00 PM
    this is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful and very funny pair. i love it!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ilene!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Congratulations Jeremy...wonderful win!!!! :-)

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/10/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations Jeremy xx

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/10/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanx Mandy :)
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Jeremy, this poem is showing up on the winners list as 6th, but I meant to rank it 3rd. I have no idea how to edit this - I don't think it's possible :( Just know that I LOVED reading your poem. You are such a skilled free verse writer. Big congratulations on your win in my contest, and I'm sorry for the judging error!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/10/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated, Heather!! Awesome contest
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 3:04:00 PM
    oh, I just LOVE the couple you chose to emulate. I feel they were truly in love and their story is a sad one but for a while they knew happiness. LIke Suz said, I agree this is brilliant. A fave.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/10/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea!!!!
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 12:42:00 AM
    Wow this is brilliant...you have captured their spirits....a winner in my eyes.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/6/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Really kind of you, thanks Suzanne!