A Poem by michaelgallatin

Author: michaelgallatin
Created: March 19, 2017 at 04:06 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Tribute | Current Events | Music
Upload Stats: 4.8 Stars by 5 users with 5 comments and 179 views

Strut To Heaven's Door  

The man had soul
and rock and roll
was the song style
he did best.
Some tears I cried
when I heard he'd died
and gone on
to his rest.

You had a bright smile
plus swag and style
and a walk
most could not do.
Your heart is kissed
and you are missed
by all those
who still love you.

So Mr. Berry
you will not tarry
as you strut
to Heaven's door.
And your legacy
to them and me
will stand

Michael "Bless You Chuck!" Gallatin

Last Modified: March 19, 2017 at 04:11 pm
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Author Notes

I had to compose a tribute to one of the greats of rock and roll. I think of Chuck Berry to rock and roll as I think of Gordon Lightfoot to folk, giants of each genre. I was lucky to see Mr. Berry once here in Rochester, NY and I took my wife along. He was not only a fine singer but also a crazy guitar player and one Hell of a showman. Rest in peace Sir for you have certainly earned that right!

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Comments & Reviews ( X 6)

March 21, 2017
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olden days
A great tribute to a legend. Probably meaning more to our age group but he certainly left his mark. Well done Mike and thank you. Rod.

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March 20, 2017
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So I got the vibe that this could go like "The devil went down to Georgia" I read it like that again after I read it some times...I'm sorry your friend died I hope he is strutting in heaven right now!!
(who is currently dead)

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March 20, 2017
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A splendid rhymed and written tribute.

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March 20, 2017
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Chuck Berry
A master of the newly formed era of rock 'n' roll. His presence will always be felt throughout the development of music!

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March 19, 2017
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Hail, hail
He was indeed quite a showman. Of all his songs, the one I remember most is "The Promised Land," probably because the story it tells begins in my hometown, Norfolk, Va.
A very nice tribute to a great performer.

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