Heroes Live Forever

Heroes Live Forever

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.

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I am the Senior Editor and SEO Editor for The Creative Exiles (TCE). I edit all posts to help members achieve an acceptable score on Google and other search engines. I am also an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Heroes Live Forever

  • April 9, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Yes, the golden age of Hollywood where stars were really stars, and heroes by the dozens. A nice nostalgic look at those heroes that live on in our memories. Well done Phyllis.

    • April 9, 2017 at 11:25 PM

      Thanks, Tony, I appreciate it very much. I still like to watch the old movies that have real stars. Take care.

  • April 11, 2017 at 5:26 AM

    I loved the nostalgia here, Phyllis. Some great film stars like those you mention will live on forever through their movies.

    • April 11, 2017 at 7:11 AM

      Thank you so much, John. So glad you love it. John Wayne and the others were the epitome of stars. Yes, they do live on.


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