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Felix In The Sullivan Highlands

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Robert E. Jordan
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One of Felix’s clients
arranged a summer job for him,
up in Eagles Mere,
Pennsylvania.  

Felix’s old lady,
she said okay.  

Felix thought he’d give it a try.  

He met some nice people there.  
They were rich,
had loads of money.  

They were nice anyway,
they treated him right.  

They gave him money,
with no tricks attached.  

All he had to do,
was run around the dinning room,
and pass out pickles,
and butter chips.  

He got to wear a nice
white uniform.  
That was fun too.  

He met some nice college girls.  
They pretty much ignored him
because he was just a scrawny kid.  

No one bothered him.

Bobby
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The only time was  good, good enough not to be  bothered. I am glad that Felix was not bothered then.
Robert E. Jordan
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Thanks Tom.  

Yes it was a great summer.  One Felix and I will never forget.  As you say, it was good not to be bothered.

Bobby
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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3 posted 02-17-2008 01:33 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

oh I like this Bobby.. am pleased that Felix got to enjoy himself without being bothered...it must have been a nice getaway for him... out of the hood I mean... love RDB

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

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4 posted 02-17-2008 01:53 AM       View Profile for poddarku   Email poddarku   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poddarku

this story telling in poem is catchy and good. thank u.
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Felix was maturing and his world was expanding ~ and in the right direction!


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I am glad Felix enjoyed the "non bothering", to be left in peace can be a great gift in itself, yes.

But better than "non bothering" would have been the feeling of "being loved". There are controversial aspects when a poor kid is used to serve the rich. But I am glad he has good memories of that summer.

Thank you for the glimpse of sunshine here.

love
Margherita
Robert E. Jordan
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RDB,

Yes, it was a fun summer.  I made a lot of friends, and grew not to hate so much.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Poddarku,

I’m very glad it worked for you.  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Earth Angel,

Yes, it wasn’t bad at all.  I picked up a lot of knowledge that summer.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Margherita,

Thanks Hon, I’m glad you enjoyed the sunshine.  In so many ways, that summer gave me something to live for.  It was a profound influence for the good, I suppose.  At first I was dead home-sick for the hood.  However, I got over it.  The food was good, and there was enough of it—nice tips too.

Bobby
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hey see if Felix can hook me up

I need a job like that!

Artic Wind
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I am enjoying this story a lot,

It came from a one single part of the story

to a on-going wonderful story!



ARCTIC WIND
Robert E. Jordan
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Passing shadows,

Felix would take care of you, you know he would, but the place shut down years ago.  I think after losing Felix, the place kind of gave up the ghost.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Artic Wind,

Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed this part of Felix’s story.

Bobby
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i like everybody else am really pleased that Felix found some simple normality
Robert E. Jordan
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Simon,

Yes, it turned out to be a great summer for Felix.  It was a gem.

Bobby
Marchmadness
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17 posted 02-17-2008 12:56 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I am so glad that Felix finally enjoyed some good things in his life too.
                                    Ida
Robert E. Jordan
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Ida,

Yes, that summer probably saved Felix's life.

Bobby
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a segment of Felix's story that I can likely most relate to...
even though Eagles Mere has, of course, changed dramatically,
I still hang out there and in its environs (the 'endless' mountain forests.)

applause for this 'penning!'
Robert E. Jordan
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Secondhanddreampoet,

Thanks, and I'm glad you can relate.  That was a time Felix will always remember, and cherish.  He enjoyed those mountains, although you’ll never get him to admit it.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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This is my introduction to Felix.  He sounds like a good kid doing his job.
 
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