James Dean

James Dean

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
"

...a birthday tribute

"

James Dean

 

“…along came a spyder and picked up a rider

and took him down the road to eternity.”

 

 

James Dean

what a dream...

white tee shirt

faded jeans.

An angry young man

excess extreme,

living life upon the screen...

without a cause

a rebel, it seems…

James Dean

 

 

 

© 2016 Kelly Scheppers


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What a wonderful tribute! I admire James Dean as an actor, and of course, everyone's acquainted with his rebellious act and good looks. But god, does he fascinate me as a person; the place from where he originated and all the pain in his heart transferred into anger... I'm glad I came across this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

He fascinates me too, Alice. Whenever I see him in a movie I watch closely and listen to his voice,.. read more
Alice Poésy

3 Years Ago

Same thing, Kelly! I frequently find myself looking up interviews of him and whatnot. He was a fanta.. read more
James Dean was one of fav. of people eve'n besides his rebellious behavior, may be, 'cause .. ladies love aggressive "alphas".. ain't they? of course, they do. so i believe, he might have been one of the legendary rebellion who ev'n shuddered the whole trespass of youngsters' hearts. nicely tribute-d, though. short. simple. & perfectly to the point!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Very cool indeed, great flow and what a mess of a hunk he was!

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

And he did it seems.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

Lol, he was certainly "a mess of a hunk"! ...thank you, Paloma! I'm keeping NY close in my heart a.. read more
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Famous last words, 'That guy's gotta stop...he'll see us." No mention of rain after the Spyder was crushed. Another fine talent dead much too young. When I read it out loud the words morph into Rock On by David Essex. A good write about an incident now 61 years old, but some people are ageless.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

I read on Google about the accident and was mesmerized - seeing what was left of the car, finding ou.. read more
very very good!! James Dean... not enough could be said about him

Posted 3 Years Ago


Absolutely LOVE this!!! Great job!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


With my older eyes it's odd how he looks so innocent in that picture. What was seen as a "rebel" then was so different. Love your words, the song, and how you brought it all together with your well chosen words, form and heart. It was a simpler time...

Posted 4 Years Ago


I borrowed that coat many times and I have to say it made a great fit. Insightful in a magic filled pen.

Love,
Al

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

The song snared me...and those eyes!! ...many thanks, dear friend!
You so profoundly capture the essence of James Dean, flowing into the mystery of him that still carries his name forward. Brilliantly voiced.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I believe the mystery has a life of its own. Thank you for the warmth of your words, Craig!
dear Kelly, we had a "James Dean" in our class
of 1958. Too young to die, too wild to forget!
Your poem bears the touch of angel wings.
truly, Pat

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

You are most kind, Pat...thank you!

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