In the days of silent movies
two men stood up proud
one was fat the other thin
Boisterous and so loud.
Comical gems of golden days
stunts were real to me
from falling off a high rise block
to jumping off a tree.
Explosions alive laughs a plenty
marriages came and went
piano music playing loud
miracles heaven sent.
Rip roaring banter from silent mouths
echoed in that day
Action spoke louder than words back then
Nothing was needed to say.
Sadly now a memory
But still living in my mind
Laurel and Hardy were their names
certainly two of a kind.
Comedy experts who made me laugh
movies with stories to tell
like video games, music too
for eternity they will sell.
I watch they’re movies with high esteem
a pair of high spirited clowns
My heroes will always live with me
I loved their ups and downs.
Thanks to the clowns of the silent days
Who pioneered what we have today
Everything was done with action
Acted in their own special way.
I don't think there will be many folks out there who do not like Silent Movies, the above guys were and still are my heroes, loved every movie they ever made, was lucky to get the complete collection for a birthday a few years back, and when I am bored I often get a movie out and watch it.
Did YOU like silent movies? who did you like and why??
Pictures are of the figures I have and the print was given to me by a friend :)