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Felix and Pumpernickel Bread

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Robert E. Jordan
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25 posted 02-25-2008 05:14 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

TomMark,

Thanks for the read, and comment.

It's supposed to be a struggle to live.  That's what life is all about.

Bobby
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26 posted 02-25-2008 05:17 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

MJ,

Yes, he did enjoy throwing the rock.  Felix is an old rock thrower from way back.

Thanks for reading and comenting.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Secondhanddreampoet,

Thanks for the applause.  I'm pleased you found it interesting.  Thanks for your interest in Felix.

Bobby
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28 posted 02-26-2008 06:19 AM       View Profile for simon   Email simon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simon

Very interesting moral dilemma here. Of course (if you ask me) Felix's priority HAS to be to stave off his hunger and if that means stealing and there's no other option that's what he MUST do. (shame about the window though). This would probably set a dangerous precadent and people would be throwing rocks around after missing breakfast but I'm sure that anyone who knew his plight would understand- like you say, how many people know what it's like to be really hungry? I just wish he'd gone past that baker's earlier when there was people there and they could advise him about where to obtain food legitimally and this wouldn't need to happen again. I get the feeling that Felix has a street-tough, 'nobody's business but mine' culture about him which if someone knew about, they could step in and change.
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29 posted 02-26-2008 08:15 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Just a "Stone's throw away"......

I enjoyed the write...very interesting, sparks the imagination and hunger...
Robert E. Jordan
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30 posted 02-26-2008 09:14 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

“I get the feeling that Felix has a street-tough, 'nobody's business but mine' culture about him”

Awww Simon, how can you say that?  Felix is a friendly, smiling, outgoing type of kid.  Some people would even describe him as “charming”.  He’s generous to a fault.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Toerag,

Thanks for the kind word.  I'm pleased it sparked your imagination, and sorry it made you hungry.

Bobby
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32 posted 02-26-2008 11:34 AM       View Profile for simon   Email simon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simon

Bobby,

I'm not in any way being unfair to Felix. I just believe it is the 'nurture' of an environment & an upbringing that maketh the man as opposed to the 'nature'. I just don't believe that in his short life so far, he's had a great deal of help from strangers thus, he has no cause to expect any from them. He feels, 'on his own' in that sense and that is a perfectly natural way for him to feel. I'm sure he is perfectly charming because in a sense he HAS to be.
Robert E. Jordan
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33 posted 02-26-2008 11:54 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Simon,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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34 posted 02-26-2008 08:25 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Simon,

Actully, what you say is true.  Except for his street friends, such as Sally, Butch and Wawa, he has no one.  

The only people that he really owes anything to are his natural mother and father, who gave him life.  He hardly knows them.

Felix feels very much alone.

Bobby
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35 posted 10-11-2010 08:05 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

This is a gem of a poem.
 
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