Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 12, 2011

American Heroes~Thomas Alvin Edison (1847-1931)~by rldubour

Was born in Milan,Ohio

Raised in Port Huron,Michigan.

Nancy and Samuel Edison

Parents were of Dutch origin.


Tom sold candy and newspapers on trains

Running from Port Huron to Detroit.

To supplement his income

Sold vegetables he’d exploit.


Station agent J.U.MacKenzie

Was so grateful to Edison

Trained him as a telegraph operator

For saving his three year old son.


Edison’s first big patent

Was in eighteen-sixty-nine.

The electric vote recorder

Many more he would refine.


In eighteen-seventy-seven

Invented the phonograph.

To the public this was magical

They dubbed him on his behalf.


“The Wizard of Menlo Park”

Edison became known by name.

The first industrial research lab

Would bring him world wide fame.


An American inventor

That greatly influenced life.

Holding one-thousand and ninety-three

Patents to this day would be rife.


Not only the United States

Holds patents in several countries.

The United Kingdom,France

And the nation of Germany.


Many tributes have been made

To Thomas Alvin Edison.

A genius with inventions

Will never be outdone.


In nineteen-thirty-one

At home his wife was there.

The last words that he said to her

“It is very beautiful over there.”


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