The boy next door, the bon vivant,
the off-screen lush, the dilettante,
the king of self-defeating hype,
The Pickford name would serve him well
(though through him, tarnished straight to hell);
talent was but secondary
to his lifestyle legendary!
A candle burning at both ends?
Jack's fuse flashed strong and bright -
mercurial in many ways,
he could not last the night.