Goodbye Monkey Puzzle
By Robert W. Richley
Puzzle, little child monkey hard to understand,
out of hardship and pain you grew
our charming princess, our fairest lady and our guiding angel.
won our hearts, our admiration and our love.
will live forever in film, in our hearts and in our memories.
met you as princess Ann and we fell in love
you were a princess - beautiful, graceful and elegant.
doe-like eyes melted our hearts and your smile warmed our inside.
little girl growing up, we were charmed by your child-likeness.
made us laugh. You made us cry. And above all you made us love.
nun, we saw the inner turmoil of a maturing woman.
teacher, we understood the pain of our prejudices.
as a call girl, we could feel your melancholy heart and longing for love.
showed us how we fall in and out of love and gave us a glimpse into ourselves.
even showed us how to steal a million and laugh delightfully.
your struggles for a happy marriage.
your dedication to family in spite of betrayal.
your love and compassion for your own children.
motivated to charity by your love for our children.
midst of it all, you were an angel and you guided us.
Monkey Puzzle. Goodbye Angel Happiness.
leave us a legacy of love and grace
ever strive to imitate.
honor, we shall continue to laugh, cry and above all
love. We will love you and promise to love the children.
~*~The title of
this poem "goodbye Monkey Puzzle" comes from the nickname that Audrey's father called her as a child.