Cool Luke

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Wrote this poem about the great Paul Newman

Submitted: March 06, 2017

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Cool Luke

On the radio
they said
Butch had died.
I looked at my boy
and it filled my eyes.
Daddy
why do you sad
daddy?
I swallowed my voice
and, I softly said

Sometimes gods touch down…
the best ones reject a crown
Live their life
like they knew
the end
a golden leaf
at every bend.

Ohio boy
on the silver screen
to spar at best
with Steve Mcqueen.

Chiseled looks
and piercing eyes
Cool hand luke,
“who are those guys”

Legends rise
and legends fall
And this young man
had a ball.

Sometimes gods touch down…
the best ones reject a crown
Live their life
like they knew
the end
a golden leaf
at every bend.

Made gray hair cool
like fine spun wool
and hell eyes
like a summer pool.

The soft hero
of local lore,
wel-comed
at every door.

Private man
he would hate
this song
“why go out
when you can eat at home.”

Sometimes gods touch down…
the best ones reject a crown
Live their life
like they knew
the end
a golden leaf
at every bend.

When time came
for the other guy
curtain rose
he didnt ask why
lemonade, popcorn, spaghetti sauce,
smiling little faces
more than applause.

He knew the score
he had the key
he died today
loving you and
me.

Truth be told
we all grow old
and some shine brighter
Before they fold.
It’s not suposed to be that way
Gods live for ever
all the books say.
But he knew the truth
all along
he was just a lucky man
on race day,
just a lucky man
liven day to day.


© Copyright 2018 William Colton. All rights reserved.

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