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Dark Victory

Dark Victory

A free spirit
Who never took orders
Young and strong
Nothing could touch you


Until you found love
And a courage
You didn’t dream
You possessed

This was the role you said
Was a reflection
Of your own life

A life that blazed in those 
Famous, song-worthy

In the end
Your vision grew dim
As your illness 
Put out the light of life

But it could not subsume 

Quiet composure

Or love

That was your victory over the dark
As you faced eternity 

You drifted off alone
With eyes seeing
What we cannot

At least, not yet

Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" for Frank Herrera's "Describe your favorite performance by Actor 
or Actress in a movie"  

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  1. Date: 4/2/2010 8:58:00 AM
    wow, only an HM?? This is like one of the best ones I've yet seen for this challenge of Frank's. I just love the line you wrote about her song-worthy eyes. I loved that song and I love this poem. Thanks for reading my silly blog. luv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 7:51:00 AM
    Yes! I saw this picture back in the late 30s (I think it was the late 30s) Even as a child I knew that Bette Davis had created a masterpiece. You nailed it, kid. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 12:20:00 PM
    This is my favorite movie of Bette Davis!!! I always sob at the end!! When she is out in that garden, planting, and the sun (she thinks) has dimmed....Oh my goodness...her courage!! A great poem about a movie I've always adored...glad to see someone else appreciates the old black & white classics!! :) Congratulations, Corinne!

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 12:05:00 PM
    Congrats Corinne on your HM in Frank's contest.. a wonderful write and honor for u to so enjoy.. luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 2:10:00 AM
    Congratulations Connie, on your honorable mention in the “Describe your favorite performance by Actor or Actress in a movie” member contest sponsored by: Frank Herrera. You have captured the essence of the movie. It's easy to see why you succeeded with this write. Your creativity shines brightly. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 9:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...Enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 8:19:00 PM
    Wow, I loved your poem -- so compelling, Corinne. Didn't even know it was about a movie until I read the note at the bottom. Haven't seen "Dark Victory," but maybe I should if it has this type of inspiration. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 7:19:00 PM
    A wonderful entry Corinne for the contest and good luck.. this makes me think of Dark Victory the movie.. and was that Bette Davis in the leading role?.. a wonderful write... and an excellent setup for this poem.. enjoyed..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 6:57:00 PM
    Great take on Frank's topic, Corinne! You've created a better movie! : ) Excellent entry; good luck in the Contest. Ruben.