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Felix The Tough Guy

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Robert E. Jordan
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At six-years-old,
Felix is a tough guy.  

He roughs other kids up.  

Felix’s Mom
is fine with that.  

She tells Felix
not to worry about it.  

It’s a bad neighborhood.    

She knows Felix
will take care of himself,
and anyone
that cares about him.  

He’s just that kind of kid.

Bobby
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Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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1 posted 02-18-2008 06:26 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

smiles... well I think Felix is a wonderful kid Bobby...   love RDB

and now I'm confused, I thought you said you wouldn't be posting in Open anymore? Am I having a blonde moment?  I do have many of those you know!   

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

Robert E. Jordan
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Dear RDB,

No Hon, you are not having a blond moment.  It's just that I'm a terrible one for telling lies.

Most poets do tell lies, every now and again--some more often than others.

Bobby
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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LOL.... oh Bobby, you do make me laugh! It's ok, I would have just said, yes, RDB you are having a blonde moment!  love RDB

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

TomMark
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Good, tough guy!!! no more lies
secondhanddreampoet
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the 'comment/replies' on the Felix story 'writes' often wax almost as 'interesting' as the tales themselves...

continuing applause for the Felix saga overall as well as this specific segment of it!
Robert E. Jordan
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Dear TomMark,

The only lie that I have told in the Felix stories is the name "Felix".

Everything that has happened to Felix, has happened to me, Robert E. Jordan.

Everything that Felix has done, I, Robert E. Jordan have done.

Felix is a made-up name.

You're a good, kind, man Tom, and I consider you a good friend.

Robert E. Jordan

[This message has been edited by Robert E. Jordan (02-18-2008 08:16 PM).]

Robert E. Jordan
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Secondhanddreampoet,

Thanks my friend, for your kind words.  I'm pleased the stories, which really arn't made-up, work for you.

Bobby
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Bobby

I figured the Felix tales were autobiographical but was unsure until now to what extent. I am not at this point going to say the obvious (Sorry) because I do not think you post these excellent stories to get the 'sympathy' vote. I believe my friend, you are showing the ones who tried to take something away from Felix ( his childhood /innocence etc) that they failed big time because Felix was & is a streetwise smart cookie. That is all to apparent above in the latest instalment...write the Book Bobby.

My very best to you,

John
Robert E. Jordan
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John,

Thanks for that kind word about Felix.  He appreciates it big time.

Bobby
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Felix is a product of his environment...if you are raised in a tough neighborhood you have to be tough...James
Robert E. Jordan
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James,

You are absolutely correct.  That's the way it is, otherwise, you can become spiritually dead.  Felix has seen that happen too.

Bobby
Marchmadness
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Yes, James is right. You have to adjust to your invironment to survive.
                                    Ida
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Always a pleasure to read Bobby!

ARCTIC WIND
Robert E. Jordan
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Ida,

Both Felix and I have seen someone spiritually die.  It's not at all pretty.  First you stop talking.  Then you react to everything in fear, and start crying if someone looks at you.  Some are mercifully sent away.

Felix and I always go out of our way to help, and support such people.  It's not their fault.  We’re all in this thing together.

Bobby


Robert E. Jordan
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Artic Wind,

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm pleased you are enjoying the story.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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The comments on this post were quite enlighting.  Everything that has happened to Felix has happened to me.
 
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