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Over And Out Captain Kirk

Over And Out Captain Kirk

Oh Captain, My Captain, throughout my years on Earth;
You have brightened and enriched my life, filling it with mirth!
My favorites of your performances, were as Spartacus and the Vikings King;
Their power overwhelming, I thought, “an Oscar should they bring”!
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Throughout my years you’ve been an influence, a magnitude of masculinity;
As a lad, I often uttered, “Like Kirk Douglas I want to be”!
Of course, your eldest son Michael, continues with your legacy;
A Thespian loved by so many, his movies a “must see”!
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But yesterday, your assignment was over, now you trek to galaxies far;
To start your role as an Angel, your stage, the distant stars!
But your legend will live forever, you left your mark on Humanity;
Our Hero, Mr. Kirk Douglas, your fame burns eternally!
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Our Hero has left
But he lives on forever
In our loving hearts

Dear Michael,
I was so sorry to hear about your Father's passing.  
Throughout my life, he has been one of my heros.
He may be gone, but his legend will live forever.

 

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S.zaynab.kamoonpury

I think I have heard about Captain Kirk. What an awesome tribute to a movie hero, stellar eulogy you penned for him. I was ESP admiring the last stanza so fab! Kudos for a great elegy.

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Larry Ran

My Dear S. z.k.,

When I called him "Captain Kirk", I was alluding to William Shatner on Star Trek, and how Kirk Douglas had been "my Captain" for most of my life.  It is so hard to wake up one morning, and find out that one of your lifelong heroes is no longer with us.
Thank you for your heartfelt comment.

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Marion Price

One hundred and three!!! Larry I agree...he was one of the last in an era of 'proper' movie stars, in epic films that will never come our way again...sadly. When only the few made it because of true talent, charisma and personality whereas today, anybody can be a movie star and everybody thinks they are!!! He was also physically a very handsome man...timeless...lovely write 💕

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Larry Ran

My Dear Marion,

You have gotten to the pith of my intended meaning.

"He was one of the last in an era of 'proper' movie stars, in epic films that will never come our way again...sadly. When only the few made it because of true talent, charisma and personality whereas today, anybody can be a movie star and everybody thinks they are!!!"

An amazingly brilliant and right-on comment!

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Greg Etsell

Larry he was one of my fav acters 
and was also wonderful person as well
I have seen lot of his movies but not 
all of them I just saw the movie 
where he played van gogh 
what wonderful movie
he did great job  

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Larry Ran

My Dear Greg,

I guess I should have also mentioned his great portrayal of Van Gogh, in "Lust For Life".  You are so right about him being a wonderful person.  It is so hard to accept that he is no longer with us. 
Thank you, Greg, for this beautiful comment straight from your heart.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....What a long wonderful life he lived!  He changed Hollywood movies forever and is iconic!  I love his son,Michael Douglas too, and think there is mighty talent in that family's blood for sure....Spartacus was such a classic.  Kirk's portrayal was untouchable since.  Thank you for immortalizing him in your poem....Great dedication to a legend...Love n Hugs, xo ;)  

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

Being over a quarter century older than you, Kirk Douglas has been such a hero in my life, since I was a teenager.  He represented male magnitude to me, his powerful roles off the charts.  I might have "immortalized" him in my poem, but he "immortalized" himself forever.
Thank you for your beautiful heartfelt words.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Leah Cabael Yodico

A great loss indeed. He was one of my mom's favourite actors, and mine too.
what a legend..
thanks Larry for sharing this beautiful tribute to him.

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Larry Ran

My Dear Leah,

Thank you for those lovely words.  He was an amazing man, as powerful in life, as he was on the screen, living 103 years.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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