Wadlow

ali was the greatest
there’s the tallest man on earth
but for robert wadlow’s shoes
there just ain’t been no berth

they built him a mattress
a duvet was his pillow
but no woman could handle
what he had to billow

robert wadlow
grew and grew
he outgrew his coffin
believe me it’s true

bruises on the forehead
a back that ached
no chairs to sit down
nowhere to escape

sustainable growth till 8’11”
above him only sky
10 feet tall seemed possible
at 22 he died

robert wadlow
grew and grew
he outgrew his coffin
believe me it’s true

the giant of illinois
nails and hair
no one can stop em
just as the love that you share

robert wadlow
grew and grew
he outgrew his coffin
believe me it’s true