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Here's To The Duke"

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John Yaws
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Tall in the saddle, full of “True Grit”
He was the Western, and invented it.
All of the virtues, which manhood can claim-
Were rolled into one, they called him,,John Wayne.
Stagecoach, and Hondo, and even Big Jake
Chisum, the Shootist, our thirst these did slake.
Gunman, and Soldier, Indian scout, too-
It seems all the parts were made just for you.
Patriot! Hero! A man of the land-
The beaches of Iwo, to the bare desert sand-
As Crockett in Texas, he made his last stand.
I know with his passing, went more than a man-
A voice and an image, in life and on stage…
His name is writ large on America’s page.
The time of his zenith was more than a fluke…
We miss you Big John….”Here’s to the Duke”!




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Shelley
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1 posted 03-13-2000 04:23 PM       View Profile for Shelley   Email Shelley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shelley

I'll raise my glass to you and the Duke.
What a tribute! I don't think you left anything out!
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I'll raise my glass too!! He is a great American legend who will never be forgotten!

Denise
Rex Allen McCoy
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My father was a western addict ... as you can tell by my name ... I grew up with westerns on TV ... books ... even comic books ... John Wayne was amoung my favorite and even today I seldom miss one of his movies ... when they happen along
... Well done ...

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Very nice...I grew up watching his westerns and how about Clint Eastwood?   James
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Slinger~
Well, you rang the bells of memory
with the telling of this one so well.

This mom recalls a 5 year old son
who so admired the 'Duke' that he
sauntered up to me after watching the
morning edition of John Wayne Theatre
and said "My name is John Wayne Theatre,
you can call me Duke or you can call me
Mr. Theatre."  

Thank you for the smiles of remembrance.
~*Marge*~



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John Yaws
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6 posted 03-23-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

LOL, and here's to Mr. Theatre!
Danny Holloway
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My glass is raised also.  Nice work with this GS.  Big John was one of a kind.  More than a man aptly speaks to the strong pressence he had on our generation.  Will there ever be westerns made that good ever again?  I liked Unforgiven.  The realism was the best part.
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GS...what a lovely tribute to an american legand  
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9 posted 03-23-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"A voice and an image, in life and on stage…
His name is writ large on America’s page."

...truer words seldom spake.

Wonderful work, Gunslinger. Thank you!

~ Claire
 
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