In lieu of the premier of my friend, Danny Trejo's first lead role in "Machete", I present a sonnet written during his hay day of character acting. It honors the terrifying Mexican thespian that we all know and love.
From Dusk till Dawn to Con Air
Welter weight champ of San Quentin
L.A. born, unmistakable flair
Fu Manchu, leather tattoo skin
you scared us with knives in Desperado
Tarantino loves you and how could he not
Rodriguez también, mucho latino bravado!
your face haunts our dreams but your name we forgot
never lead role but that does not matter
so many films and television too
either looking real angry or making heads splatter
maybe next time you'll star with a lady to woo
a childhood of drugs couldn't hold you down
in the ranks of character actors, you hold the crown
Dale Verga | Age 24 | San Clemente, California
Shook hands with Fidel Castro while touring the White House.