John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Poet's Corner: I Guess I'll Miss the Man

I guess I'll miss the man

I guess I'll miss the man
Explain it if you can
His face was far from fine
But still I'll miss his face
And wonder if he's missing mine.

Some days he wouldn't say
A pleasant word all day
Some days he'd scowl and curse
But there were other days
When he was really even worse

Some men are heroes
Some men outshine the sun
Some men are simple, good men
This man wasn't one

And I won't miss his moods
His gloomy solitudes
His blunt abrasive style
But please don't get me wrong
He was the best to come along
In a long, long while...

Stephen Schwartz (born 1948)

Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh died yesterday at the age of 66 following a long (21 years!) battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She originated the role of Catherine in Pippin on Broadway, in which she performed this song. My favorite of her movies is Silver Streak, though her role in it is not particularly memorable; for my nickel, her most memorable role was as a ruthless divorce attorney in a 1998 episode of Law & Order. Which maybe sounds a little silly considering she was nominated for two Academy Awards, but I don't think I've seen either An Unmarried Woman or Starting Over, and I've seen that episode of L&O many times.

Tags: movies, obits, poet's corner, tv: law and order
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