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Felix Swims The Blue Hole

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Robert E. Jordan
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Felix, Butch, and Wawa—
they swim the blue hole.  

It’s right there,
in White Water Creek.  

The water’s always
nice and warm,

even when the weathers
cool, and rainy.  

The blue hole sometimes
makes them sick.  

White Water Creek
is the hospital’s laundry outfall.  

Felix, Butch, and Wawa—
they end up with great immune systems.

Bobby
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Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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1 posted 02-14-2008 09:31 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

oooh now not sure I would like to swim there Bobby!!  But I'm sure Felix and his gang could look after themselves very well love RDB

I see you have a new signature?

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

Robert E. Jordan
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Dear RDB,

Yes, it's me, Bobby Jordan.  It was fun swimming in that old "Blue Hole".  We didn't know that it was making us sick.  We did develop a lovely immune system from it.

My ISP had trouble with my E-mail, so I had to get this new identity.

Thanks so much for your comments.

Love Bobby


Kristabell
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3 posted 02-14-2008 11:12 PM       View Profile for Kristabell   Email Kristabell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kristabell

Nice twist.

K
Robert E. Jordan
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Kristabell,

Thanks, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Bobby
Earth Angel
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Robert E. Jordan ~ a very distinguished name for a poet!

So that was why the water was warm! ~ the laundry 'wash out' from the hospital! Egads, what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!

What I like about your poetry, Bobby, is the vivid reality of it. I'm right there in the trenches ~ so to speak ~ with Felix and the gang!


Linda
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6 posted 02-15-2008 01:09 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I am always amazed to think that my brothers and I lived to become adults because of the things we got into as kids.
Kids just seem to survive some how (most of the time)
                                  Ida
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I have to agree with Ida here

who knows how we lived to see today

effjayel
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Bobby

When I was a kid we used to eat mud & play with worms, take turns drinking from the same soda bottle & as far as I remember, none of us ever got ill.....these days certainly here in the UK, you are far more likely to catch something horrible inside the hospital..Tell the kids to be careful

John
Robert E. Jordan
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Earth Angel,

Thanks for your kind words.  I always try to keep it real.

Ida,

Yes, it is amazing how kids do mostly survive the hardest trials.

Passing shadows,

I’ve heard it said that if you survive the first ten years, you’ll live to be ninety or so.

John,

What you say is true here in the U. S. also.  Hospitals are dangerous places.  I try to keep away from them.

Bobby
TomMark
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yap, so right..always love the read. Dear Sir!!

(I have not allowed myself to go into "insight" to read.)
Robert E. Jordan
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TomMark,

THanks for your word.  I pleased you enjoyed the read.

Most of my poems are posted here at Open Poetry 42.

Bobby
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12 posted 02-15-2008 02:37 PM       View Profile for Robert Frazier   Email Robert Frazier   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert Frazier

never immune to a clever twist.  induced a good chuckle!

Robert
Robert E. Jordan
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Robert Frazier,

I'm very pleased that you got a chuckle out of this one.

Thanks for your kindness.

Bobby
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Nice writing...reminds me of some of the crazy things I did as a child...one time in Florida I decided to go across the bay on an innertube...I made it quite a ways across and since I was padaling backwords I would turn to see what was in front of me everynow land than...and this time I saw what appeared to be a shark fin...I headed back as fast as I could, all the while thinking that shark was going to bite me on the butt...James
Robert E. Jordan
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James,

That would be scarier than hell—well, almost.  It would make someone stop and think—“Do I really want to get wet today?”  We are lucky you are still with us.  Sharks can be hungry.

Bobby
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This is a very good poem, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert E. Jordan
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WindWalker,

Thanks so much for digging this one up.

Felix, Butch, and Wawa are strong in so many ways.  They are like hammered steel.  Their strong immune system is part of that strength.

Nothing fazes them.

Bobby
Margherita
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18 posted 02-29-2008 07:40 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Your title induced me to think of wonderful blue waters ... the reality of this story instead almost knocks me over.

You will live up to 120 years as is expected in the near future ...

Oh my!!

love
Margherita
Robert E. Jordan
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Dear Margherita,

Thanks for that.  I'd love to live to at least 120 years.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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20 posted 10-12-2010 09:14 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

This reminds me of when I was a kid and used to swim in some very dirty water.  But we did not mind since we were kids.
 
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