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The Voice

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Danny Holloway
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0 posted 04-08-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Danny Holloway

              The Voice

Ring-a-ding ding, that guy could sing
In the wee small hours, a favorite tune
his lyric perfected, with personal style
yeah... Come fly me to the moon

Lived a life of fame, never had a care
it was his music that made the name
The Chairman of the Board, one of a kind
he invented the rules and called the game

Frank, Dino, Sammy and Peter
they played the scene as a loyal pack
a broad, a twirl, and some gasoline
L A, Vegas, New York, and back

A song, a drink and a crowded room
eyes focused on one called "The Voice"
though many a singer would share the stage
Ole Blue Eyes was the popular choice

Talking a lyric was his well known style
one that was mastered by only a few
the big bands played, the women swooned
he became number one, and his legend grew

The leader of the Pack, the one not to cross
wild, woolly, lifestyle turned nocturnal
in clubs, bars, and hotel rooms
cronies so close they seemed fraternal

Now the stage is bare, he's no longer there
The Voice is silent, life come to an end
a legacy of music that will live forever
Francis Albert Sinatra, music's best friend.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1998. I had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions while living in Palm Springs.  I will never forget his kindness, his generosity, or the song he hummed one day while sitting in my office.
FAS, thanks for the memories.



[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 04-08-2000).]
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vandana
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1 posted 04-08-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Nice poem!!!!!!!
Pepper
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A wonderful tribute to one of the greatest !!! I share your sentiments, Danny ....
This is now in my favorites file ....


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3 posted 04-08-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is great Danny! And what a treat to meet him......he was one of a kind....  
Martie
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4 posted 04-08-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I miss that man too...what a voice and what a life he had...thanks for bringing his memory back with this great poem.
Janet Marie
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5 posted 04-08-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

way cool danny-boy!!!
you just answered one of my questions...but made me think of about 10 new ones LOL
so nice to have a poem from you this morn...
we didnt know we had a celebrity here with us LOL...
perfect tribute.
I was always partial to Dino(sorry)(smile)
take care, jm
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 04-08-2000 12:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Danny,
Good thoughts, good words, good poem.
Marina
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7 posted 04-08-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is a wonderful poem.  Very well written and I like the flow.

Marina
Danny Holloway
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8 posted 04-08-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Thanks to everyone for both reading this poem and for your kind responses.  Makes the effort worthwhile when other talented poets send complimentary messages.


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
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Danny~
A beautiful tribute
to a beautiful man.

~~*Marge*~



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JamesMichael
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10 posted 04-08-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Really a fabulous write about a legend.  James
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11 posted 04-08-2000 08:34 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Danny....this is very touching.  Just fabulous!!!  You were very fortunate to have met the man behind the legend, my friend.  You did a great job in paying tribute here.  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
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12 posted 04-08-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Danny, he was definitely the king....one of a kind. Excellent tribute, my friend.


Marge, you have just endeared yourself to me forever with that Sinatra collage ** smooch **
Denise
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This is a lovely tribute to him, Danny!

Denise
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14 posted 04-09-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Danny~ you're so right.
Loved your poem, is a wonderful tribute and how fantastic that you got to meet him.
Wow....
Tracie~


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Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 04-09-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

" Talking a lyric" Yes, that's him! he did that well
That's on thing that made his music so real. He was telling it. Life, love, women, he told it all, and the world listened.
Great poem for a great legend
Liz
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16 posted 04-11-2000 11:37 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Aaahh...yes, this lady swooned too!     My, he was handsome!  Loved the pics Marge!     Fabulous tribute sir!  Loved it!
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What a great tribute  
Shelley
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great!
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