VW (17-04-1969 / India)

The Little Champion

It’s my great pleasure to write today
16th April, birthday of ‘Chaplin, The Great’.
The Little Champion of Hollywood
Whose silent movies talked in assortment
With combination of Satire and Grief
‘The Immigrant’ of silver screen, of those days
Brought him in International - ‘Who is who’.

A healthy comedy of romance in ‘City Lights’
Which showed the pathos of poverty
Dedication of the lover to his blind girl
Masterpiece of comedy with reality, at show
This movie, a delight to everyone’s eyes and soul
Those who have not yet seen, get into video center,
Worth spending on a treasure like this.

In this era of tough faces and less emotions
It’s difficult to bring laughter to one’s face
Bring those faces, to watch Chaplin movies
Laughter will enclose the face and the belly
The twisting and turning actions of his body
Will forever bring a cheer of heaven to viewer
People will learn to laugh and sustain it.

‘The Kid’, ‘The Little Tramp’ well known.
In oversized shoes and baggy pants
Wearing undersized coat and a black hat
He is the hero of past, present and future
Showing the comedy mixed with social cause.
World is yet to see such a personality, reborn
This poem is a reverence to this great master.

-vidi-
16-04-08

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Comments (1)

What a wonderful tribute to Charlie Chaplin! He was indeed a great entertainer that will forever go down in the history books. A wonderful poem, Vidi! Keep writing and sharing with us. '10! ' Best Wishes, Marilyn