Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 91
Special Hero

When I was little I would watch

Clint Eastwood on the tube,

Rowdy Yates from Rawhide

In black and white and crude.


He played a young man showing

All the attributes of youth,

With an exciting way about him

That burned with living truth.


Spontaneously cowboy

And fastidiously right,

He filled the part with action

And the character was tight.


He represented all the things

A small boy wants to be,

Young, bright and coiled to go

A special hero… Just for me.


Through the years I’ve tagged along

Watched him play the arts,

The action roles, the love story

And the recent wrinkly parts.


I’ve loved ‘em all and celebrate

The fifty years of fun

Of trailing after Eastwood

And his epochs in the sun.


Play Misty, Iwo Jima

Dirty Harry too,

Gran Torino, Million Dollar

Spaghetti westerns through

The Bridges and Rowdy Yates

The common touch in all,

For every day people

In an every way call.


Hero’s come and hero’s go

Some fade away to die

Thank God professionals like Clint Eastwood

Just keep reaching for the sky.


My thanks Old Son.....for a Great Journey!


[email protected] Gate

Mangere Bridge

New Zealand

4th February 2009





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