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Felix Can Take Care of Himself

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Bobby Jordan
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since 08-13-2007
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0 posted 01-30-2008 03:28 PM       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

Butch is big,
fat,
and dumb.  

He’s the boss
of the hood.  

He’s got a rope
around
half naked,
filthy,
sweaty,
Felix’s
scrawny neck.  

Butch is leading him
around
the hood.  

He’s got
Felix
on display.  

Cars are driving
up and down
the busy street.  

Some slow down
to have a good look
at Felix.  

“Hey Mister,
ya sees anything
ya likes?”  

Butch gives a sharp tug
on Felix’s rope,
and Felix stumbles
tiredly forward.  

Felix is
a good actor.  

“How much
do you want
for your boy
kid?”  

“Gimmy fifty
green ones
n he’s yours.”  

Money
changes
hands.  

The driver
takes Felix’s rope,
and leads him
to the cars
back seat.  

He ties one end
of Felix’s rope
around a head rest
post,
and drives off
with Felix.  

Felix
is on his own
now.  

He’s always
taken care
of himself.

Bobby
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Marchmadness
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1 posted 01-30-2008 04:17 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Scary and very real. You should do a book about Felix.
                                    Ida
Bobby Jordan
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2 posted 01-30-2008 06:12 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Ida,

I'm pleased you found it real, of course it is real.

Felix will be my fourth book, and it should come out sometime at the end of this year.  

My books are avaliable on the Internet.

Bobby
simon
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3 posted 01-30-2008 07:11 PM       View Profile for simon   Email simon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simon

loved as always.
Bobby Jordan
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4 posted 01-30-2008 07:41 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Simon,

Thanks for reading, and commenting.  I'm pleased you enjoyed it.  

My beloved Port Richmond neighborhood here in Philadelphia is a great source of inspiration.

Bobby
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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5 posted 01-30-2008 10:14 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

oh my Bobby... Felix must have been very scared!   love RDB

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

Bobby Jordan
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6 posted 01-30-2008 10:46 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Dear RDB,

Yes, Felix was scared, but like I say, Felix always takes care of himself.

That rotten Butch was always pulling dirty tricks on him.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Bobby
passing shadows
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7 posted 01-31-2008 12:06 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wow

that's raw

I'm ready for the next chapter of Felix's days

Bobby Jordan
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8 posted 01-31-2008 12:17 AM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Passing shadows,

Yes, well, you know how it is here in the hood.  Things sometimes get out of hand.

It's home though, and we love it.

Thanks for reading and commenting.  More Felix stories are on the way.

Bobby

Margherita
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9 posted 01-31-2008 07:52 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

There are realities in our world that make one shudder to the bones and you bring them into the readers' awareness so powerfully, dear Bobby.

Some may not heal from such trauma, I am glad to hear Felix has learned to take care of himself.

love
Margherita
nakdthoughts
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10 posted 01-31-2008 08:44 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

All too real~~  and sad

M
Bobby Jordan
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Margherita,

What you say is true.  It can all be chalked–up to poverty, and mans’ inhumanity to man.  Don’t be too alarmed.  Remember, Felix has been there before.  He’s smart, and he’s thinking.  

I haven’t had the heart to tell about his first time.

Nakdthoughts,

Yes, it is sad, and sadder still that it’s very real.

Bobby
TomMark
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12 posted 01-31-2008 10:51 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

sigh. Life was much tougher to Felix.
Bobby Jordan
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13 posted 01-31-2008 11:18 PM       View Profile for Bobby Jordan   Email Bobby Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bobby Jordan

Tom,

Yes, life is tough to Felix.  But he's a tough guy, and he can handle it.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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14 posted 09-21-2010 10:29 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Oh God, this is the content of `Felix`.  I am intrigued by the book but I think my heart needs to heal having just finished `City Boy Stays Alive`.
 
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