A Man in Black
by Michael Shaeffer Wilson
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Johnny Cash was sure one of a kind.
The Man in Black
You walked the line,
Rode the Rock Island Line;
You were ultimate country cool,
Even though you were A Boy Named Sue.
Even though I never was into Country-Western,
You still impacted my life somehow;
Part of background of growing up,
Can only wonder what true r fans must feel.
There were eventually imposters,
To your sound and especially your color;
They could never change the fact,
You had such a powerful impact.
Somehow your voice became a benchmark,
Standard measurment of harmonic setting;
A reference tone for emotive projection,
Compared against for accuracy of angst.
America will miss you Johnny,
A clean underlying voice of power;
Reasurring force of certainty,
Now taking your place in Heaven's bower.
(c) Michael S. Wilson 2003
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|terrific tribute to a legend that will be missed by all country music fans such as myself; there will never be another johnny cash! :( (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn.|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|Johnny has always been a favorite
of mine, Michael. I was raised on
country music. I have several tapes
of him and even a few albums.
~EXCELLENT tribute to a wonderful man!
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|A great tribute to a great influence. I didn't know him, wasn't a great fan of his. But I met him once when he lived in Memphis. He seemed a friendly sort and I liked him even from the short duration of our discussion. He will be missed.