Ode to a Legend

My God, Larry

Would you look at the stupid clock

It says forty-two

That’s how many

Beautiful, bountiful

Years you gave

To the fair institution

You are one, yourself

And no man can be an island

But Hell if you ain’t a legend

Blue, Forty-two

Set, Hut…Touchdown!

And the tears stream

As I dream of you

How can one man

One self-effacing

Gravel-voiced

Gloom-and-doom

Radioman

Mean so much

Mr. Munson, sir

You are the greatest

You are the greatest

You are the greatest

That ever lived