Bob Hope
I used to think that I could hope,
For hope evokes a lengthy sigh,
Inject it like some creamy dope
And feel it seeping to a high.

But now I know that hope is lost,
I lost it as it stupefies.
Addicted to cascading cost,
I shrivel as it slowly dies.

Peter Reading, English poet, was born today in 1946.

Bob Hope, American actor and performer, died on this day in 2003.

Infosec guy by day, Poet by night!

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