For My Beloved Actor, Russel Crowe, on His 51st Birthday
Not that I've seen you
Not that I've known you
But the happiest birthday, I wish you
As this is the way I know you:
You are a vivid dream in ' A Beautiful Mind'
You are a ' Man of Steel' in a ' Broken City'
You are 'Robin Hood' for ' Les Miserables'
You are a ' Gladiator' in a ' State of Play'
You are ' Cinerella Man' in ' A Good Year'
You are 'The Insider' in 'L.A. Confidential'
You are ' Proof of Life' in a ' Body of Lies'
You are an ' American Gangster' on ' 3: 10 to Yuma'
Who is all 'Tenderness' while ' Breaking Up'
But ' Master and Commander' ' The Next Three Days' when ' Heaven's Burning'
And then again who is ' The Water Diviner' but you,
To save all living things, as did ' Noah'?
So you see I know you, though I haven't seen you!
And this I have written for Charly and Tennyson
To read on cold days as a ' Winter's Tale'
For their kids to be proud of you
And love you as I do!
With your bow and arrow
One day you aimed at my heart, Russel Crowe
As did Cupid,
And got the poet out of me,
So let me enjoy the honor, Sir
To call you Robin Russel Hood!