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Here is the salute to one of Hollywood's best,
though it shall be small in nature, it surpasses the test.
You swell our hearts with a deep surge of pride,
our hearts still mourn the day that you died.

You were born unto us the year alike of my dear grandmother Anna,
Born unto us Southerner's pride, even if it wasn't in Savannah.
The blue eyes gave us hope in when we lost it elsewhere,
always wanting to be out of the lime light because you really didn't care.

Playing as roguish cowboys, a bandit, an outlaw at the O.K. Corral,
it brings us to grin like you did, it boosts our very moral.
You made friends that you truly did consider family dear,
always wanting to be there for them, always lending an ear.

Then came your chance when the space race in the United States,
three parts were read by your eyes and never once did you hesitate.
Picking the very one that we all know now as the dear ol' Doc known as Bones,
all watched you with eagerness to the televisions where e'er the broadcast roamed.

The five year mission sadly ended with only but three,
yet you never stopped after that, you would still be seen.
Movies of the show brought you even more popularity, more fame,
yet you remained meek and humble in life's sweet game.

We all reflect back and grin watching a human and Vulcan feud,
to some of us, even if it sounds corny, you're a righteous dude.
Never leaving the professional attitude of father, well Doctor knows best,
yet life presented you with one last, sad and miserable test

The good and faithful doctor that we adored and still love,
we know he lives in us as you live and look down on us from above.
So here's to you, our mentor, our teacher, yes, even our friend,
we hope we'll see you soon when we meet our journey's end.
Title comes from Phil Collins' song, "Son of Man."

William Campbell, you are a good soul. SERIOUSLY, folks. :nod: :salute: I watched the homage to the dear ol' man. *sigh*

For Forest "Dee" DeKelley. *sigh* Can't wait to watch The Voyage Home this week during work at school. :excited:
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gallifreygrl182 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I'm actually on the verge of tears. This is very moving, I guarantee if you had gotten the chance to read this to him, he'd probably let a few tears go.

(Real guys show their emotions and Kelley was a perfect example)
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JamieBarnes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Well I`m not sure if I`ll meet him when my life is over. You never know what happens.
And I live in here and now! So it`s very hard to know that he`s gone!
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gabietink Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Indeed.
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JamieBarnes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Here is the salute to one of Hollywood's best,
we hope we'll see you soon when we meet our journey's end.

Can`t stand it! :cries::cries::cries::cries::cries:
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gabietink Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Meant to be happy, but yes, rather sad to think that too.
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ringosdiamond Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:tears: :love: :love: :love:

I miss that man so much and I never even knew him. What is it with me and dead guys? *sighs*
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gabietink Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
HEY. You, Ivy and I have problems. We can't help it. *shrug*
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ringosdiamond Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And we always fall for people who made this planet a better place. De is definitely one of them... It must have rained on his birthday, because that day the angels found out one of theirs had gone missing :cry:
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gabietink Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
I feel the same about Bink. :nod:

Amb: Here we go again.
Me: His birthday is May 11th. :nod: I miss Bink Price.
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ringosdiamond Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: I used to remember all those birthdays. I'm so lazy, I should write down birthdays of my current favourite actors. *headdesk*


Ophelia: Uh, and who's Bink Price?
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