Saturday, August 09, 2008
© 9 August 2008, The Griot Poet
Heaven just got a little funnier,
For a time, our memories
of Bernie will be the only sunny
things that brings smiles to our
was on a mission
raised on Chicago's south side
by mother, grandmother, Deacon grandfather,
being "from the 'hood" he wore with pride
and a badge of honor:
not dropping his drawers
and acting thuggish
(OK, a few films in a sophisticated way, maybe)
but acting and making people laugh
that garnered him and fellow comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey and DL Hughley
nomination for a Grammy.
Doting father and grandfather,
he carried himself with dignity, honor
and a joke behind
"I ain't scared of nobody!"
And nobody need be afraid:
Heaven just got a little funnier.