I was shocked and saddened yesterday to hear of Sir Terry Wogan’s death. He seemed like a real gentleman and a very decent human being. Of course, one passing of a 77-year-old former BBC presenter should not outweigh all the many murdered, starved and drowned in our dark world, but I was moved to write a pair of limericks, which I believe is a fitting tribute to a man who hailed from Limerick and, by all account, was rather fond of his home town.
There once was a Sir named Terry
Who made us all very merry
With witty remarks
And humorous larks
On both radio and telly!
Our friend so sadly departed
Was warm, affable, big-hearted:
Helped children in need
Both with word and deed,
Let’s advance this work undaunted.