A 2nd poem about Hoss

by randy-johnson on Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:13 am

He made Bonanza a great success.
He was born in Bowie County, Texas.
After Dan Blocker died, Bonanza went on.
But it wasn't the same after he was gone.

At fourteen pounds he was the largest baby born in his town.
Eighteen years later he stood six feet three and weighed three hundred pounds.
He appeared to be more gentle than Adam and little Joe.
When he passed away, fans found it hard to let go.

He starred with Landon, Roberts, and Greene.
Fans were astounded by his performance on the screen.
After gall bladder surgery, he died from a clot on his lung.
Dying at forty-three was far too young.

It was so sad when Mister Blocker died.
They couldn't have cast a better actor for the role of Hoss if they tried.
He guest starred in Gunsmoke, Maverick, and Cheyenne.
When he was laid to rest, we lost a very talented man.