Louis Gibbs

I watched a shooting star last night

Flaming across the stage of sky,

Leaving all who witnessed

The spectacle

In awe;


The young physician with magnificent voice

Performed on stage before all the world

Proving himself a genuine star,

Only to flame out ...

Die in a car.

  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 15th, 2017 08:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: I watched the audition of a twenty-nine year old doctor last night on 'America's Got Talent'. His family requested that it be shown ... he had died in a car crash shortly thereafter. He was marvelous, and got four yes's. Tragic!
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 62


  • Michael Edwards

    So sad - and such a great tribute in this elegant poem.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Thank you so much, Michael.

    • burning-embers

      This life is a cruel, unfair and testing thing. Your piece is a beautiful tribute

      • Louis Gibbs

        It certainly can be. But I must believe that in 'passing' the tests we gain much. Thanks for your input, b-e.

      • Fay Slimm.

        What a loss of recognized talent and as this tribute depicts the fine doctor's star flamed out far too soon. A tragic account of life's unpredictable accidents which leave such a sadness behind.

        • Louis Gibbs

          I'd have to say, Kudos to him for accomplishing his dreams in so short a life span, when so many of us do not in our full lives! Thank you so much for your compassionate reply, Fay.

        • Heather T

          I watched the video this week that they made of his audition in honor of him. I sobbed. He was full of gifts, intelligence, and hopes. What a deep loss.

          • Louis Gibbs

            I share in your grief. Thanks for your compassionate reply.

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you Louis for a very moving and well written tribute to that Doctor. My wife and I were watching it too last night and could not believe it. He had it all: Brains, Voice, Kindness, even good looks. Reminds us all how fragile life is.

            • Louis Gibbs

              It certainly is that, but at the same time, eternal. A bit if a dichotomy I suppose one could say. I appreciate your reply, Fred.

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