Heroes Live Forever
Heroes live forever, right?
I just saw John Wayne yesterday,
Shooting at the rustlers
Who wanted to steal cattle
On the drive north to Montana,
Wrong guy to rattle,
Is John Wayne when he’s in the saddle.
Clark Gable came by last night,
Said Scarlet’s a real handful,
Meaner every day,
And not too sensible either,
Falling and pounding on the grave
Of Melanie’s man,
She did not care folks were shocked neither.
I saw Henry Fonda, too,
Once upon a time in the west,
Fonda is a good guy,
Most the time he is at his best,
But when he is bad, better go,
He ticked ol’ Bronson
Off and big mistake, paid for it though.
Charles Bronson, don’t mess with,
He’s one of the dirty dozen,
Don’t go up against one,
They’re on a suicide mission,
And will cut you down just for fun,
Worst of the convicts,
Marvin turns them into commandos.
Lee Marvin, ain’t he something?
He can be mean as a mad bull,
Even downright funny,
When defending that Cat Balou
When drunk, and you will surely be,
Laughing your arse off,
As he shoots up the town to escape.
Many more of my best heroes
Come by to see me ev’ry day,
Heroes live forever,
I know for sure that to be true,
There’s lots more I could talk about
Lots more to tell you,
But it is time to turn off TV.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns