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A Legend In His Own Mind

Who was that masked man?!?
Brian Williams, rides again.

He was in Amilia Earhart's plane;
even rode with the Dalton Gang.

The day the Titanic went down;
In the rescue boat when Rose was found.

He went on expeditions with Louis and Clark.
Once gave his seat to Rosa Parks.

He was actually the first man in space.
That shadow on the moon........ It's his face!

The earliest woman, they deemed to be
bones in the desert they named Lucy.
She was his niece, tho she drug her knuckles,
so he really is a monkey's uncle!

He walked miles and miles on the Trail of Tears;
wondered the desert with Hebrews for forty years.

He dated Cleopatra; drank wine with Moses;
gave the Queen of Sheba a camel and roses.

He's walked with Bigfoot in the hills;
been bitten by vampires, but magically heals.

He has had great adventures of every kind.
He's Brian Williams; a legend in his own mind.

Maybe I can be one of those news cast stars.
This is Arlene, reporting from mars........ 

Couldn't resist this little tribute to the wild stories of reporter Brian Williams who was fired for seemingly padding up his stories....


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  1. Date: 2/27/2015 9:50:00 PM

    G'day Arlene... there was a snippet on the news down here about this bloke pretending to be a war hero. He'll be pleased to read that he's been a hero in more facets than that... oh for a legend in his own lunchbox. Really enjoyed your poem Arlene... by the way, who owns the pub on mars now? Thank you Arlene - Lindsay
  1. Date: 2/25/2015 10:01:00 AM

    A most amusing read. Thanks for the smile that I am now wearing.
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 9:03:00 PM

    OMG I spilled my wine, this is hilarious!!!!! I love it! I was trying to do one on this, but you did it so well, no point now!!!! I will email this to a few friends! :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2015 10:47:00 PM

    I heard he suspended himself for animation. Sure glad I stopped by. You are such a fun read Arlene. Hope you're having a warm enjoyable weekend. Peace. :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2015 11:19:00 AM

    This a wondrous poetry Arlene, love the humour yet full of sophistication, and deep feeling...
  1. Date: 2/18/2015 8:47:00 AM

    This one is such fun! Nice tribute
  1. Date: 2/17/2015 9:39:00 PM

    Isn't the title a Carly Simon song? Funny, I was just listening to her tonight.
  1. Date: 2/17/2015 9:38:00 PM

    You are one clever gal, Arlene! I love your tribute to Brian...I had no idea he was fired. I always thought he was one of the best anchors...shows what I know! Hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/17/2015 7:07:00 PM

    Very, very cleverly written, Arlene. Amazing grasp of all these events you mention. Poor Brian. Dontcha kinda feel sorry for him? A 7 from me. Love this! Terry