A Man Called Marion - Poem by Kim Barney
Poor old Marion Morrison,
He had a woman's name,
And yet Marion Morrison
Did rise up to great fame.
In Hollywood he was a star
And many movies made.
His fame has spread both near and far;
His mem'ry won't soon fade.
He often had a cowboy role
Or soldier or big boss.
More oft than not his fav'rite spot
Was riding on his hoss.
Oh, let me tell you just in case
I'm driving you insane:
Marion Michael Morrison:
You knew him as John Wayne.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Other sources say he was Marion Michael Morrison. That is the name I had always heard in earlier years, so that is the one I used here.
written 26 Feb 2015
On 17 August 2016 this poem was selected as Member Poem of the Day.
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