I did not know this lady well
But as an actress, she was swell
With a warm and friendly face
Skilled in the art of comic pace
She moved with ease upon the stage
From a very early age.
“Godmother” to a friend of mine
We used to meet from time to time
And though I never knew her young
She told us her life had begun
In Germany before the War
Happy once; it all turned raw...
Her acting helped her to survive
Her spirit very much alive
Brussels then became her home
Soon in the theatre she was known
An actress with a heart of gold;
A wealth of stories she has told!
At the ripe old age of ninety-two
Her bright star now fades from our view
As on the radio today
I learn that she has passed away*;
Suzy Falk - one of a kind!
You leave so many friends behind...
(c) Poet in the woods 2015
*6th July 2015