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Facing Final Jeopardy

Remembering Merv Griffin.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 13, 2007

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Facing Final Jeopardy


A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Merv gave us long ago.
A Wheel of Fortune spun his way
with Pat and Vanna's show.

And Jeopardy was just his thing
the answer/question swap.
It seemed that Griffin had the knack
to put Trebek on top.

For twenty years his daytime talk
with Treacher by his side
launched rising stars and made us laugh.
His ratings didn't slide.

But yesterday we heard the news
that made us want to cry.
Merv played his final hand on earth.
It was his turn to die.

Merv faced his final Jeopardy.
The answer was God's grace.
I hope he got the question right.
What is life's final ace?

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