72. January 28, 2011 c.
How can I not mention “I Love Lucy”?
I idolize that black-and-white redhead.
I recall being in my playpen and
Laughing at Lucy when I was just four.
My raucous laughing at Lucy’s antics
Can never be dismissed as wasted time.
When in Switzerland, I wore my t-shirt
Of Lucy thinking the Swiss would know her.
I was shocked. The Swiss didn’t know Lucy!
How could I explain this comic genius?
Lucille Ball’s characters make me giddy.
I still can’t believe I have lived to see
Lucy living on my library shelf.
Lucy Ricardo’s at my fingertips.
How can anything go wrong with my World?
86. February 4, 2011 b.
If I ever go into a coma,
Please, bring to my bedside Julie Andrews.
Her dulcet tones will jar me back to Life.
It would be absolutely loverly.
Whenever I hear her name, a big smile
Overcomes any emotion I have.
I was ten-years-old when I first heard her.
As a soprano, I could match her notes.
While in the shower, I would sing her songs.
I loved singing “I Could Have Danced All Night”.
My feeling for Julie has never waned.
If anything, she has grown in stature.
I love how she brings a touch of class and
Human Truth to each of her characters.
I would like to consider as a Friend
The Woman we know as Julie Andrews.