Walter Mitty’s Younger Brother
In 1939 an 11 year old Tarzan
swung through the old Box Elder tree
with the narrator announcing every move.
“Tarzan grabs the python by the neck
and flings it to the ground
where his pet lion killed it.”
Tarzan then caries the beautiful Shirley
to the ground and is rewarded
with a small kiss on the cheek.
Good hands started as strong end
as a freshman and the announcer
noted another one hand reception in the end zone.
Ace Rickenbacker saw, the war needed him
so he graduated early to
fly P51s over Germany.
The day he received the Medal of Honor
he met Mary Lou the daughter
of JP Morgan and was on his way.
After his year at Oxford on His Rhodes
he and Mary Lou moved to Silicon Valley
where he was hailed for his ingenious inventions.
The New Edison invented a water-powered fuel cell
easy to install in any old car to supply free fuel
and cornered the world market.
The first trillionaire brought prosperity
to the far reaches and gave power
to all who needed it.
The interview for the presidency of
Harvard went well with the willingness of
so rich and powerful man to be interested.
Working with MIT and CAL TECH
Clean Broom was able to sweep
Tyrants’ world wide to his Elba like island
There the worst people in the world
had to live together
as a preview to hell.
The ceremony for the retiring
world’s greatest citizen
was a one-week affair.
Retirement to his Mexican compound
was peaceful and full of memories but the song
” When You Get to Old To Dream” was forbidden.
Once again Tarzan swung through
the branches of the box elder tree
with the announcer back to help with reruns.
Doug Minnis 2/2014