I wrote this poem for my husband when one of his mentors, HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan, suffered a snowmobile accident.
The Bud of Mended Bones
Oh Snowmobile! Hath done thy worst With broken bones left Brian accurs'd Thus away, to heal for him Yet all's not lost, here in his stead Rise others to assume the head Of HubSpot for the interim Well prep'd by him for just such need To take rein of this orange-hued steed And ride on while he rests Such high regard in which he's held One hundred thousand, numbers swelled To his leadership attests And if he yet bleeds orange blood 'Twill not be long before the bud Of mended bones doth bloom Until that blossom hath her time We offer up our humble rhyme To hasten her perfume And so as Brian's bones do set His ears attuned to Grateful Dead Whilst strumming 'that' guitar Down Under’s HubShots, Craig and Ian, Send forth this Halliganian paean 'Til lingers but a scar
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