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Little Boys and Heroes

Heroes to admire

33 total reviews 
Comment from Miss Cookie Atkinson
Exceptional
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I love the artwork you choose to go with your poem, they are a perfect match
You captured my attention from the first line to the last.
The duke was m,y hero even though I'm a lady... be raise with no brothers or a dad the Duke was the next best thing I thought if he was my dad.
There are hero's around but not like those kings.
Thank you for sharing
cookie

 Comment Written 01-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 01-Aug-2019
    Cookie, thanks for your great review and six stars. The Duke was also my hero.
reply by Miss Cookie Atkinson on 01-Aug-2019
    Your very welcome, you earned it.
    Cookie
Comment from Sally Law
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Sorry I'm so late reviewing this, Willie. A superb entry for the contest and I see the winner. Congratulations! It was wonderfully penned and illustrated.

Sending you my best today as always,
Sally :+)

 Comment Written 01-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 01-Aug-2019
    Better late than never Sally. I apppreciat you review and stars.
Comment from LisaMay
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You certainly are good at these cowboy poems. Well done on your win in the contest!
In this line: 'A cowboy with "pearl handled" pistols,
That rides a very fast steed.'... I think 'that' should be 'who'.

 Comment Written 31-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jul-2019
    I agree, "who" sounds much better, thanks.
Comment from Spangle
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Congratulations! This is a wonderful poem about having a genuine hero to look up to as a role model. Back in the day, men were supposed to be men...strong and effective at helping family and friends live a good life. Nowadays, it seems like all the men in TV commercials are wimps. John Wayne, we sure miss you!

 Comment Written 29-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jul-2019
    Violence and sex seems to be the deal today. John Wayne has always been tops for me. Did you know he was nicknamed "Duke" after the dog he had when he was young, named "Duke."
reply by Spangle on 29-Jul-2019
    No, I didn't know that! :-)
reply by the author on 30-Jul-2019
    Just a little trivia I thought you might like.
reply by the author on 30-Jul-2019
    Just a little trivia I thought you might like.
Comment from Mystic Angel 7777
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I am sure there are many heroes they can look up to even in today's chaotic world. The rhyme and meter are consistent and the content a good mix of nostalgia and current relevance. Nicely done and thank you very much for sharing it.

 Comment Written 29-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jul-2019
    Thank you for the nice review and five stars.
Comment from Mia Twysted
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This is so true. There are not a whole lot of people for little boys to look up to in this day and age. We need more men that are willing to stand tall and be a good example for little men to grow into.

 Comment Written 29-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jul-2019
    Too bad we don't have the movie heroes of old. Today everything seems to be sex and violence. Thank you for your very nice review and stars.
Comment from Gail Denham
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Congrats on being a winner in this contest. And I like the poem. When he was a kid, my husband was given twenty-five cents or so - and sent to the movies all day. He was there most of the day - enjoying these heroes.
I wonder if young boys still have cowboys as their heroes.

 Comment Written 25-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2019
    I doubt if many of the boys today even know what a cowboy is, They might know if you put a hat and boots on Sponge Bob. I'm afraid western movies are all but gone, Sad!

Comment from Janice Canerdy
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This is very well-written and appealing. You have made excellent use of
specific details--names and character descriptions--to pay tribute to a time gone by.

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 26-Jul-2019
    Thank you, Janice, for your kind words and stars.
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written cowboy poem. All little boys need to have a manly hero in their lives to teach them how to be strong and gentle at the same time.

Congratulations on winning the contest.

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 27-Jul-2019
    So many boys grow up without a father. The father should be the first and last hero. All the others are sub heroes. Thanks for your review and five stars.
Comment from kahpot
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An excellent question you have asked here, and a very well written and presented poem, a worthy winner, congratulations, I grew up with the Cisco Kid, very well done****kahpot

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 27-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much for your review and stars.