Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 2, 2011

American Heroes~Alexander Graham Bell (1847 -1922)~by rldubour


 

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 -1922)

A commemorative marker

For a man that would excel.

Hangs at sixteen Charlotte Street.

The birthplace of Alexander Bell.

 

In Edinburgh,Scotland

In eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

With natural curiosity

Our world he would enliven.

 

His parents had three sons

Melville and Edward his brothers.

Dad was Professor Alexander

And Eliza Grace was his mother.

 

Experimenting at an early age

With his best friend Ben Herdman.

Together made a de-husking machine

Now inventing would be his plan.

 

Aleck was deeply affected

By his mother’s deafness.

Led him to study acoustics

He wrote “The Standard Elocutionist.”

 

Became a U.S.citizen

In eighteen-hundred and twenty-two.

Claimed as a “native son” by

Canada and Scotland too.

 

Called “the father of the deaf”

For work on speech and elocution.

Led him to experiment which

Brought the telephone invention.

 

His interests extremely varied

From medical to aeronautics.

Considered an inventive genius

In voice and electronics.

 

Bell died of pernicious anemia

August second, nineteen-twenty-two.

Excelled in communications

And whatever he did pursue.

 

His name in the top one-hundred

In the United States.

As one of the greatest inventors

That no one can debate.

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