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A Tribute to the Man from Chato's Land
by Vicky Bowker Jeter

Monday, September 01, 2003

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For Charles Bronson

Potential talents were up for grabs
in my formative years;
creativity was an alter-dimension.
To pallet, canvas, pen and pad
I could not have paid less attention.

I was all "Barbie," and Hide and Seek,
watching my seasons come and go.
My most favorite thing about weekends
was the Popcorn at the picture-show.

Then, one day when I was ten
the Muse played her far-distant hand--
gone to the movies like usual--
suddenly I AM IN CHATO'S LAND!
I have never felt anything like it;
captivated from beginning to end;
a Master's Direction enlights it. . .
He IS this Apache Indian.

The reel done, sensitivities stirred,
for I had seen him in few other parts;
planted seeds in rich soil tilled.
HIS ACTING had stolen my heart!
Far more than just a puppy-crush,
it is his studied grace I loved.
He awoke me to art in the artist
as natural as flight in the dove.

So, regardless the title,
have I studied him
to gleen how he did what he's done;
numberless times have I watched him
in "The Mechanic", "Chato" and "Red Sun"

If he could know how he inspired me--
a fledgling sculptor of words,
he would know doubtless
there are countless more like me--
thus, the highest artist's calling
has he served.









Vicky Bowker Jeter
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Reviewed by Birdie Houston 9/6/2003
Fantastic tribute!!!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/3/2003
Excellant Tribute Vicky, and for a excellant actor!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 9/3/2003
I loved him too,he was just devine.
An excellent poem thanks for writing it.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/2/2003
Wonderful tribute to a great actor! I enjoyed this.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/2/2003
Charles Bronson was not the pretty boy type but he was everything a man should be. My favorite movie was "Once upon a time in the West" with Claudia Cardinale and Henry Fonda. Your tribute to him is excellent for he truly was one of a kind.
Amor
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 9/2/2003
Wonderful tribute to a great actor.
Reviewed by jude forese 9/1/2003
fine tribute...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/1/2003
Wow, this is great, Vicky! I could feel your passion and the sense of drama from the cadence gives it more punch! :)
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader) 9/1/2003
My favorite of his movies was "Hard Times".
One of a kind -
we seem to be losing a lot of those this year.
-James
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/1/2003
This was an excellent tribute to a fine actor, so beautifully written,

Reindeer
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/1/2003
Excellent tribute, I enjoyed many of his films, and he was a great husband who saw his wife Jill through years of cancer, with loving care
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/1/2003
Although he didn't affect me as he did you, still he was a part of my life because Charles Bronson was a man's man, an oft, overused word, but in his case it was absolutely true. Great tribute.
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