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Too Soon

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Comedians in America die young
Perhaps, for having too much fun

Our three beloved John's
Who now have been gone so long

John Belushi, age thirty three, John Candy, age forty three,
and John Ritter, age fifty four

We also have Chris Farley, age thirty three
and most recent, Robin Williams, age sixty three
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Too Soon
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
It is interesting that all the ages end in three, except for John Ritter, age 54.
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COMMENTS
Belle Wassermeister 15 February 2021
I just posted a new poem called Deadly Twenty-Seven, inspired by this poem. Thanks, Hank!
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Belle Wassermeister 15 February 2021
The loss of Robin Williams was the most shocking one of all!
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Cowboy Ron Williams 09 November 2020
Very nice tribute to these comedians, Hank! It's also sad that many politicians live too long!
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Gary James Smith 01 September 2020
Cool poem Darwin...I have enjoyed their entertaining antics as well...thanks for your comments on a couple of my poems...much appreciated...have yourself a wonderful day
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Smoky Hoss 01 December 2019
Very good; and thank you for offering a beautiful tribute to the souls who gave us a gift of joy, to be enjoyed, time and time again.
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Darwin Henry Beuning 21 December 2019
Smoky, Thank you for the nice comment. My wife and I just got back from a month's vacation to Thailand. Thailand is 14 hours ahead of Utah time, and we are having a rough time adjusting to the time difference. Having to readjust to COLD COLD Utah. Best to you this holiday season. Merry Christmas.
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Ruta Mohapatra 11 February 2019
So true! Thanks for sharing!
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Kathy Wright 21 December 2018
Very interesting thoughts, but only God knows the number of our days. Curses are part of the reasons for these early deaths. That is why knowing the Master who can break curses, Jesus Christ and and His blood shed on the cross is so very important for living a full life. Read the Good Book and find life!
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Ryan Figgins 01 October 2017
I remember when you told me about this poem.. Just very interesting. Might be some truth to it.
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Matthew Holloway 16 September 2016
A warm and endearing piece celebrating those who brought such joy
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Michael Walker 12 September 2016
Very good photos, very talented men.
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