Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew

“Let the Wookie win…”

It seems to be simple enough quote. A quote that 
cocky pirates still promote. But fools forget and nearly lose
their arms, like kids from distant desert moisture farms.
Neglect their grasping skillful, hairy paw, and soon you’ll find
your lost limbs on the floor. Although they seem grotesque
a Wookie grinning can pluck on every heart string when
it’s winning. You’ll see the glee within it’s silky eyes
and joy in snuffled grunts it can’t disguise. So hold
their pledging friendship with esteem or you may lose your
limbs - with wrenching scream.

Peter Mayhew, English actor, famous for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, was born today in 1944.

T.E. Lawrence, English archeologist, Army officer and diplomat, died on this day in 1935.

John Betjeman, English poet and broadcaster, died on this day in 1984.

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