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Rebel Without A Cause

His title roles were all misunderstood
An angst ridden protagonist, dark outcast
From East of Eden to Giant one could
Not know that Giant role would be his last
...a cultural icon was soon to blast

I toast to you, the late and great James Dean
A man whose trade is one of arts cuisine
His method acting brought him much applause
As his emotions crafted every scene
He was a young Rebel Without a Cause

Copyright © Johnny Sumler

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  1. Date: 8/11/2011 9:50:00 AM
    Ah yes, I remember him, man of mystery and sultry look. The memory lingers in this special verse.

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:59:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Johnny. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 3:48:00 AM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest of judy, Johnny

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 7:42:00 PM
    Congrats Johnny on your terrific win in movie star contest with this awesome piece on James Dean luv.. super cool guy ..super great write luv..

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 12:25:00 PM
    A fine write! "Rebel Without a Cause" is my all-time favorite movie. Both James Dean and Natalie Wood were sensational in that film.

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 6:00:00 AM
    Johnny I quite enjoyed this write of yours and I still remember East of Eden.. Thank you for your kind comment, you made me smile with it ;) tc Wilma

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 10:17:00 PM
    Ahhh, I remember that movie, East of Eden.What a marvelous drama it is. And REbel without a Cause. who would have ever guessed he would be dead so soon after it? You did very well writing of him. WAs this perhaps for the contest on tv shows? well, these were movies but they did show them on TV too as reruns. As for the tragic contest, no it's not up my alley. I am probably going to try others first! thanks for suggesting it to me. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 9:10:00 AM
    Interesting write about James Dean..Glad that I chose this one to read this morn..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 10:53:00 PM
    true enough we know him mate, and faster cars consumed his fate, Rock n Liz did devastate, a unique way of dying... on ya mate, Don

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 8:39:00 PM
    Nice on the eyes too.....thanks so much for your comments on my little firebug. We just had our home fireworks show.