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The Caretaker

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The Caretaker

He seized the role and ripped it to shreds 
He chewed up the scenery like an insane Billy Goat
He snickered, he smirked, he roared, he raged
He bared his teeth, sneered and grinned like a demon
He terrorized and improvised (Heeere’s Johnny!!)
He primped and he pranced 
He rocked and he rolled 
He had a damn ball…

Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’

Jack was also the first choice to play the role of Father Damien Karras in ‘The Exorcist’, but the role was turned over to Jason Miller….It would have been a miscast. Sure, he would have jumped out the window but not to his death, not Jack!...He would have bounced back up and ran off to terrorize the entire neighborhood...

For Frank's contest

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:46:00 PM

    Hi Tim, congrats on your winning poem *** Always & Forever ***LINDA

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:45:00 AM

    Tim, love YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE STAR pick........... luv .............. SKAT PS,................did you get the mail

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 11:54:00 AM

    This is good. I like it. I remember jack in the Shining many years ago. I didn't know that he had been offered the role of Father Damien. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Tim, you summed up Jack role as the care taker with humour and wit.I can only smile at the fun he must of had making this film, a fine actor indeed! Hugs

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:46:00 PM

    I adore him!! Even when he's in a comedy of sorts.......he has that 'devil' side that makes you love/hate/throw up your hands ! But deep inside there is a vulnerable side too that captures me! "About Schmidt" is an example..he is amazing! Good choice!!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:45:00 AM

    Mr. Ryerson :) hehe just being a pest.. I enjoyed your gem.. All the best for Frank's contest.. As to your comment on my poem? you always manage to make me smile.. There is no secret with regards to looking beautiful.. I reckon if you smile you carry beauty.. That's my wisdom for today :).. Once again thank you for always popping in on my side of the world.. Your encouragement means a lot :) hugs from me to you timryerson@poetrysoup.com hehe

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:05:00 AM

    An amazing actor. Well penned poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:07:00 AM

    Wow dat was a nice parody like poem, a splendid read! D flow was enviable. I hope u read mine too.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:27:00 AM

    nicely penned, a good setting on imagery you put to drive, I like the intake you put about ' the exorcist " I didn't know about that, would have been interesting, I like J.N., enjoyed your write and good luck on the contest, always ~p.d.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:00:00 AM

    Fantastic actor & movie reference! "Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?" <-- another classic line. Nicely done! :)

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 4:10:00 AM

    - An amazing actor J.N. - many good movies with him - Well written Tim, good luck in the contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)