For Gene Wilder

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams…” — Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Gene Wilder 1970

“Gene Wilder” June 11, 1933 – August 28, 2016

For Gene Wilder

by Robert J. S. T. McCartney


Now it’s time, to say goodbye,

And to say thank you for the life.

Of the times and memories, you leave behind,

The smiles, laughs, and tears—your brilliance shined.


And so it goes, without to say,

We are truly grateful for the way—

You entertained us throughout the years.

Even, though, we’re sad with your passing,

We’ll get through it like you would prefer, smiling,



For there is no place, like the one we know,

Quite like our imagination.

For you live on there and in our hearts,

We’ll forever appreciate your work in the arts.

{Make a wish}

Rest, and farewell,

Somewhere over the rainbow.

This was originally published via A.B.Normal Publishing.

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