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Felix's Constant Companion

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Robert E. Jordan
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Felix is very old,
and he is dying.  

He knows that
for a fact.

He sits at the computer
telling his story.  

Sally has gone on before.  
All of Felix’s kids are gone.  

At his side is
his constant companion.  

She’s been with him
through it all.  

She was there at his side
through all the pain,
and degradation of the streets.  

She has always been
an understanding presence.  

Now she is represented
by a small porcelain statue
beside his computer.  

She is of course,
Our Lady of Grace—
The Holy Virgin Mary.        

Bobby
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1 posted 02-22-2008 12:24 PM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for effjayel

Bobby

We all die a little more everyday but you don't need me to tell you that. Felix has many more years to go yet I hope...He has a wealth of past experiences to relate and warnings to those that follow him to take care on the mean streets of life. I am happy that he has his faith to accompany him but you must tell him to fight back. Felix must not go quietly or for quite some time to come....

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John
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I think Felix shouldn't rot just by staying on his computer telling his story.

Time is flying by him without him noticing.

I think he should get up and live the life he was ment to live. Enjoy before time runs out on him.

Sencerely,

Zach  
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Zach

Time starts running out as soon as the clock starts ticking, Felix needs to tell his story, it is what gives him purpose & a reason to face each day...Right Bobby ?

John
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100% agree with John and Felix's faith must be so strong to bear up after the life that he has lived. Having said that, he can't go anywhere, he's barely begun to tell us his story.
TomMark
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What do you mean old? The  very important part in life is to keep heart young. Felix has lived a hard life but to live to this far....good!!!

Whistle around and eat peanut butter with your fingers directly from the jar.

PS, John is always right.
Robert E. Jordan
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6 posted 02-22-2008 01:27 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

John,

Your words remind me so much of Dylan Thomas:

“Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Felix will rage on, as long as possible.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Zack,

Thanks for your good wishes for Felix.  Time doesn't fly, it ticks.

Bobby
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John,

Exactly.

Bobby
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Simon,

Thanks for your good words.  However, we must all remember--everyone's having it done.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Tom Too,

I love peanut butter.  Thanks for the tip.

Bobby
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Sorry, Felix has to stay ay that computer at least as long as I do. I get up every
morning just to read Felix and besides I have a few stories to tell too and I'll be needing an audience. John is right by the way, you have to be older to understand.
                            Ida
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Enjoyed...sounds like Felix needs to go see the movie "Bucket List" and make up his own list...good advice for us all no matter the age...James
Robert E. Jordan
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Ida,

Felix will hang in there as long as possible, for no other reason than to keep good people like you happy.

He's that kind of guy.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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James,

Thanks for the good idea, I've heard about that movie.

Felix's bucket is only half full.  He wants more.

Bobby
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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hey Bobby... I'm with James... take Felix and go see the Bucket List it is a brilliant and beautiful movie... and tell Felix, he is not going anywhere just yet, I would love to read much more of him please... love RDB  

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

Robert E. Jordan
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Dear RDB,

Thanks for the push.  

I'll look for the movie, and see when it's playing downtown.

Perhaps my girlfriend would like to see it.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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I really wish you would write some new poetry.  I really miss the Bones` saga.  I like Felix as well and I might even buy the book later but ......
 
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