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The Duke
by Peter Paton
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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" Get down off your horse....and drink your milk ! "


A tribute to Jerry Bolton......The John Wayne of the Den !



He is the consummate professional,  with great attention to detail

Jerry Bolton is his name, in septcouplet or villonnet style

he dozen't pull his punches, he's my kinda guy

and he has a heart of compassion, for the common little guy


We are kept well informed, by his diligent and alert eye

novels, stories and poetry, he has complete mastery of his subject

you'll never get bored, when the Bolton Bolt is fired

and he never misses his mark, a bullseye all the time


So here's to the master craftsman, Jerry Bolton of Author's Den

his words of encouragement, have inspired us again and again

from the Beautiful Beatitudes, to the Deadly Sins of Hell

woven with magic, and embroidered with pure gold


I salute your sterling qualities, Jerry you are larger than life

you call a spade a spade, and never mince your words

so keep giving it your best shot, you are Arkansas's first son

and like the Duke in his saddle, you gotta love it everytime


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006






The Duke

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Peter, we are 200% with you in this! A wonderful penned ode to the well deserving Jerry. You both are most talented writers and big-hearted people and such a joy to read.
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Jerry certainly deserves all that is said in this poem. A wonderful tribute, Peter!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A superb literary craftsman Mr. Bolton most certainly is and these noble lines pay him just and fitting tribute. Not at all hard to imagine THE DUKE reading Jerry and going, "You got that right pilgrim," as in one patriotic soul nodding in recognition of another.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Excellent tribute to a fine fellow Peter…liked the photo as well. Sort of reminded me of the time I saw a John Wayne western while I was in France…
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
Great tribute! ;) Silver
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

As Jerry says, Gotta love it. And I do. What a beautiful tribute--you capture him perfectly! Well done! (Especially the part about the Bolton bolt--what an aim he has! Spot on accurate!)

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Nice tribute to a poet par excellance! Jerry Bolton is very deserving of this grand tribute; very nice of you to do this, Peter! Very well done; bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Well, well, would you look at this? I go out for a couple of hourse to do some "real" things that "real" people do, and what do I have waiting for me when I get back? Your attempt to associate me with The Duke. Gotta love it! I'm afraid I wouldn't compare all that well with Big John, but I thank you profusely for putting me in his elite circle of men. Appreciate it, Peter.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Now this is NICE!!!!!! Great tribute and inspired appropriate character analogy, I think. Honest and upfront, just like wot he is and I am particularly touched, for some reason, by this being as from one "damn good bloke" to another. Nuthin I like better than a good "blokesy" bear-hug... so to speak. Nice to see admiration between our full-blooded males so solidly and astutely expressed. Kudos to you both! K xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Got to love him yes....not a bad guy either......sometimes....I do get his whip over my tinyTinky fingers...but not a bad bully...BUT A GREAT MASTER IN POETRY OH YEAH!!

Got to love you Jerro!!!!

Love Tinka :)))))

Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Wonderful tribute to an author I do admire. Great write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Fantastic! I have to agree with you on all counts Peter, he sure is true to his word, there's no having to wonder what he is about,and that makes John Wayne a great choice. He's also a top-drawer poet/writer, as are you!Splendid tribute, Peter!

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader)
((((Peter))) what compassion for you to tribute this wonderful man,and author...

Hugs And Healing, JoAnne
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I applaude you favorite poets along with Fee and Jay, Ed and Rufuz...and special kudos for sweet William Broome. I guess if I don't have a man in my life with people like Rage and Alexander..Marco Landi (the Italian romantic poet who we miss here) amd any I missed..Art for his spiritual leads..Our MEN POETS exemplify word prose in cadence with us gals here too. Jerry is a favorite of mine too. He is funny , consistant and his reviews are always honest. I appreciatou both in ways I have no words. Kisses you two.Susan
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