Feb. 11 — Thomas Edison born, 1847. Nelson Mandela freed, 1990.
Magic, in the flesh
No chains could break his spirit
Rules — no match for his genius
And some from back in October, the anniversary of one of Edison’s many inventions.
A light bulb came on
Banished darkness forever
Edison, who said,
“There are no rules here,” made light
Of his glowing feat
Before his light bulb
What popped up over folks’ heads
When ideas came?
More efficient lights
Taking their place — Edison
Would want it that way