Upon a ridge, he stood alone, facing the sea,
Of thespians who ruled the acts around the globe,
A pioneer who could not hear, but still could see,
Artistic signs must yet the field of drama probe;
Teaching, his role, gave him a hold for self support,
Until his polished mime with signs could be set free,
A coment star, he flamed to fame with full effort,
His art upon the flashing lights of world marquee;
His curtain calls have lifted hearts into the cause,
Deaf artists who live to perform took hint to stay,
But due him yet is still a rond of world applause,
For one who artistic signs upon their way!
Although it now enjoys the statue of his art,
The world must not forget the man who gave it heart!
– Douglas J.N. Burke Ed.D.