The Found Poem (Of Bobby Driscoll) by Ricky Garni

TRADEMARKS:

Bright smile and presence

Innocent, angelical look

Very soulful eyes

Short hair

Often delivered the line: Gee Whiz!

HIT MOVIE:  the voice of animated Peter Pan (1953), 

for which he was also the live-action model. 

QUOTES:  “I have found that memories are not very useful. 

I was carried on a silver platter and then dumped into the garbage can.”

Two playing children found his dead body in an abandoned East Village tenement. Believed to be an unclaimed and homeless person, he was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave on Hart Island, where he remains.

Ricky Garni has worked over the years as a teacher, wine merchant, musician, and graphic designer. He began writing poetry in 1978, and has produced over thirty volumes of prose and verse since 1995. His work can be found in many online publications, print magazines and anthologies and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on five occasions. His latest work, HEY, is dedicated to the memory of Faye Hunter.

Ricky Garni has worked over the years as a teacher, wine merchant, musician, and graphic designer. He began writing poetry in 1978, and has produced over thirty volumes of prose and verse since 1995. His work can be found in many online publications, print magazines and anthologies and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on five occasions. His latest work, HEY, is dedicated to the memory of Faye Hunter.

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