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Felix Won't Go Near The Delaware's Shore At Night

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Bobby Jordan
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0 posted 01-26-2008 09:40 AM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Felix won’t go near
the Delaware’s shore
at night.  

No matter
how tempting it is
during the long hot summer.

He knows not to go there—
no-ser-ee.

There’s always the danger
you might get snatched.  

You could be hauled
into some boat—
transported—
and sold
to an Arabian Sheik.

Or you could be taken
by a local pedophile,
and never seen again.

You would simply disappear.

No one would be the wiser,
No one would really care,
the papers,
they won’t tell,
it wouldn’t be news.

The cops?
They’d be glad
to be rid of you.  

No one would care,
except your Mom,
and Dad, if you had one.

No kid in their right mind
goes near the Delaware’s shore
at night.

Bobby
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aziza
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1 posted 01-26-2008 02:23 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Felix is pretty interesting.  

A
Bobby Jordan
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2 posted 01-26-2008 03:01 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Aziza,

Yes, and he's still with us, because he didn't go down to the waterfront alone.

He truth, he and Wawa used to go there and sit by the ancient water pipes made from hollowed out logs.  Those wooden water pipes are still there, as far as I know. They are at the end of Fairmont Avenue, or is it Spring Garden Street.

Felix and Wawa spent a lot of time there, talking about their future, and their past.  Like most kids, they enjoyed lying to each other.

It was a cool place to sit and be alone with a friend.

Bobby

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Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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3 posted 01-26-2008 05:21 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

see, I knew Felix was smart... not going near that dangerous place... so pleased he's still around to tell us more stories.. love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Bobby Jordan
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4 posted 01-26-2008 05:59 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Roniece,

The river remains a major concern for parents in the hood.  We lose several children a year to the river.  Some by drowning--those you hear about in the papers.  Others are lost by other reasons that you don't hear about.

The river is our lifeblood here in Philadelphia.  It defines us economically, and spiritually.

Yes, Felix did go to the river.  He was almost captured there.  That's another story.

Bobby
JamesMichael
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5 posted 01-26-2008 06:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Interesting...Here it would be to snatch up some people in the middle of the night and whisk them away, as unfortunately we have lots of homeless here...James
Bobby Jordan
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6 posted 01-26-2008 08:22 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

James,

It is interesting, and terrifying to be snatched, or almost snatched.  However, it's no fun, at least not for the snatchee.  It’s as close as you’ll want to get to hell.

Leave those homeless folks in peace.

Bobby
TomMark
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7 posted 01-28-2008 12:10 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

The fear,the fear. so reasonable. like children have fear in their playground...unreasonable.
what a life! sigh!
Tom
Angel4aKing
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8 posted 01-28-2008 12:41 PM       View Profile for Angel4aKing   Email Angel4aKing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel4aKing

I suddenly am chilled and saddened all at once....off to read more now....

~~~kingsangel~~~

Bobby Jordan
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9 posted 01-28-2008 05:04 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Tom,

Fear is not always a bad or unreasonable thing.  Many times it aids in keeping you alive.  Thanks, as always.

Angel4aKing,

I’m pleased that the poem/story got to you.

Thanks for reading, and for the kind words.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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10 posted 09-15-2010 01:23 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

The mood of this poem ran throughout `City Boy Stays Alive`  It`s sad to say that children are preyed upon.
 
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