Subject: A Fox, A Lord, and a Mason
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Thurs June 10, 1999 at 12:13AM

A Fox, A Lord and a Mason


The birthday list today is led by a pioneer
A guitarist who changed the notes we hear
Les Paul created his own distinct sound
Becoming a guitarist of great reknown ...

Even modifying the instrument slightly
To incorporate his own features, tightly
Creating a tone and timber all his own
And musical melodies with unique tone

Sharing this special day with Les are a few
Who've also changed things, in a way, new
Including actor Michael Fox, and Jackie Mason
Whose humor has earned him a high place in ...

The Hall of Fame of Comedic Lights ...
(Not a real place, but it is quite bright)
A theme hall with a large round table
Surrounded by other birthday fables

Including Marvin Kalb, a CBS newsman
Jon Lord a Deep Purple rock musician
Johhny Depp ... an actor for the X's
Dean Felber ... a Blowfish complexer

And Robert MacNamara - once with Ford
Then becoming the Secretary of War ...
Although now it's called Department of Defense
A more appropriate title, but an older set of pens

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
11:57pm Wed. June 9th, 1999