A SIMPLE WORD OF THANKS

Written by: Merv Webster

"He's a Larrikin that bloke," they said,  
as Bob walked off the stage 
and you knew he'd done it once again,   
their laughter was the gauge. 
 
In a world of seeming madness he  
saw humour as the cure 
and the Larrikin within him was  
infectious that's for sure. 
 
Though his stature was quite impish, you  
could never doubt at all, 
on the stage of life the Larrikin  
stood out as ten foot tall. 
 
Charismatic was his nature and 
he drew a following, 
as they loved the Aussie banter and  
the laughter it would bring. 
 
His encouragement to new comers 
was Bobby through and through, 
and so many owe a vote of thanks - 
I know I surely do. 
 
He inspired my commitment to  
pursue this art of rhyme, 
in my own niche ... and my own works and   
rewards have come with time. 
 
So I thank you Bobby Miller, mate,  
for all you did for me, 
for the friendship ... and your love of life, 
expressed in poetry. 

Bobby Miller [The Larrikin] was a contemporary pioneer of performance poetry back in the 
1990’s and a fine writer of written verse.  I first met Bob at the Bundy Mob's Bush Poets 
Muster in 1996 and from that time on he was a real source of encouragement to me as I 
pursued a career in the fledgling industry.  Today, I owe Bob my thanks for helping me 
see the need to find my own niche and style and therefore making it possible to reap the 
rewards that have come my way.  Bob sadly passed away on the 30th of October, 2002.