The usual Saturday morning BBC Radio Bristol presenter has been away for the past couple of weeks, so there have been no poem subjects set to inspire my weekly witticisms. However, two recent high-profile celebrity deaths did prompt me to put together a couple of poetic tributes, one in honour of the wonderful 'Dame Edna', who needs nothing more by way of introduction, and the second for Len Goodman, well known in the UK as former head judge of Strictly Come Dancing and in the USA for a similar role on Dancing With The Stars.
Dame Edna RIP
Dame Edna gave us laughter, awe and wonder.
I'd hoped news of 'her' death had been a blunder.
But alas the housewife megastar did die
To host her chat show somewhere up on high
Tho' her Aussie body goes six feet down under.
Len Goodman RIP
I heard the news at quarter-past eleven
That Len Goodman had shuffled off to Heaven.
I hear he sent a message from on high
Asking friends and fans: "Please do not cry"
"It's quite alright up here, I give it SEVEN!!!!"