Your last name said it all, you were the best.
Because of you, the entire world was blessed.
You have left this world at the age of eighty-eight.
Your life is something that we should all celebrate.
For six years you dazzled us as Rosco P. Coltrane.
You died but your reruns will continue to entertain.
You starred in a few episodes of Bonanza
and twice on the Andy Griffith Show.
You entertained us for several decades and all of your fans hated to see you go.
Talent should've been your middle name.
It's not surprising that you found fame.
You starred in a Twilight Zone episode
and in Firecreek.
You will never be forgotten because you were unique.
Dedicated to James Best (1926-2015) who died on April 6, 2015