We continue our ongoing DaveFest today with another entry to celebrate our resident boxing enthusiast, Prince fanatic, medical student and professional name appreciator.
On Monday, the inimitable Fannie Cranium got us going and updated us on his health issue, and ways we can contribute to his GoFundMe page. Yesterday we had a delightful ode from the wonderful Kerbey, so check that out too!
Today I’m happy to pop in and deliver my silly little ode to Dave in the form of a “poem” made up of slightly modified Muhammad Ali quotes.
This is the legend of Cassius Dave,
The most beautiful fighter in the world today.
Float like a Prince fan dancing to Purple Rain,
Sting like a needle off the hands of a med student
Dave comes out to meet you and you start to retreat,
if you go back an inch farther you’ll end up in a ringside seat.
And then after he’s beat you,
he’ll come back there and treat you!
Dave’s done something new for this fight.
Wrestled with an alligator. Tussled with a whale.
Handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail.
Only last week he murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick. He’s so mean he makes medicine sick.”
(Well, hopefully not. We all know he’s a kindly soul! Only Dr. Spaceman can make medicine sick.)
And as the Great Dave once said,
“I want everyone to bear witness, I am the greatest!”
One day Dave will be as great a man of science as Dr. Spaceman
For every struggle that Dave survived,
For every dispute he endured, to rise,
Dave will go down in history
as a model for champs to come!
In a late interview, Ali laid out his recipe for life, which Dave has followed, with just a few special additions:
He took a few cups of love.
He took one tablespoon of patience,
One teaspoon of generosity,
One pint of kindness.
He took one quart of laughter,
One pinch of concern.
And then, he mixed willingness with happiness.
Adding a sprinkling of Canadian indie music,
A full teaspoon of I’ve Been Everywhere lyrics,
Mixed in a love for a challenge,
And a closet full of red jackets
And he stirred it up well.
Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime,
And he served it to each and every deserving person he met.
Thanks Dave! We rave on!