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The Honorable Thing
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, December 21, 2003
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When a guy loses. Inspired by the film by Sergio Leone, “Once Upon a Time in America.”

The Honorable Thing

He tried to do the honorable thing.
He didn't have a prayer or a wing.

There was no way it was getting off the ground.
No chance that it would come back around.

He had to grab the golden ring.
If he didn’t, only his heart would sing.

So he never touched her.
He never felt her stir.

He never felt at all,
After the fall.

For doing the honorable thing.
Once upon a time in America.

Copyright 2003 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/5/2004
I gotta go find that film, You sure wet the appitite to..
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/5/2004
I did not see the movie, either, but I have a
hunch that the feelings inherent in your verse
rise above anything spoken in the film.
Good work, Ron!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 12/28/2003
I don't know the movie......but you've made me want too! ty a great poem.........Dani
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 12/24/2003
You make it come alive with poignant emotion.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 12/22/2003
Your poem inspires me to see the movie :)! Great job!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/22/2003
Outstanding piece Ronald!!

Happy Holidays my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 12/21/2003
well done! enjoyed the honor of reading this poem ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/21/2003
excellent write

Happy Holidays
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 12/21/2003
Clever Ronald - enjoyed this poem :0)
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 12/21/2003
I've never seen this movie, but now that you've mentioned it; I
feel I need to see it. ;)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 12/21/2003
Ron, I like others hadn't seen it...yet...but I will. Now as I watch it I will remember your poem first. Well done. Lisa
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/21/2003
Great write!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/21/2003
Your write has piqued my interest in seeing the film. Thank you for this offering, Ron. Well done! Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/21/2003
Truly a wonderful capture Ronald, I've seen the movie, one of the greats.Too sad, how great friends grow up and shaft each other, but true to life! I think the scene watching her dance as a child is a classic.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 12/21/2003
The movie sounds great. I'll have to catch it when it comes around on dish. Great poem.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 12/21/2003
I love that movie, you did the film justice...~Z~
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