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Felix Doesn't Stand A Chance

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Robert E. Jordan
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0 posted 03-03-2008 08:56 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Butch and Wawa
are older than Felix.  

Felix is a tiny twelve.  

Butch and Wawa
sometimes do bad stuff,
like midnight thieving.  

Because he’s so small,
Butch and Wawa
see advantage in
making friends with Felix.  

They get the child hooked
on cigarettes.  

Felix’s Mom thinks
Felix looks cute,

with a weed dangling
from his lower lip.  

Felix’s Mom never was
a bright and shining intellect.

Felix doesn’t stand a chance.

Bobby

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nakdthoughts
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1 posted 03-03-2008 08:58 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

just curious~~~ so where is Felix today?

M
Robert E. Jordan
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M,

Felix still lives right here in the hood.

Bobby
nakdthoughts
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well I am glad that he has made it, because it seems he really has had a very hard life with very little nurturing.

Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 03-03-2008 09:27 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Nakedthoughts,

The hood raises and nurtures its own.

Bobby
Margherita
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5 posted 03-03-2008 10:38 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
The hood raises and nurtures its own.


It was your answer to nakedthoughts that really says so much and got my attention, dear Bobby!

There are implications that truly touch the heart.

Love.
Margherita
LadyTom
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Worried. Troubles must be coming!!
Robert E. Jordan
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Margherita,

As Hillary Rodham Clinton named her book “It Takes a Village”--it really does.  Our hood has had its successes, and its failures in raising our children.

One thing that never goes away though is the fact that all our children are loved, and cared for in our own rough fashion.

No matter where they go, or what they do, they are always welcomed home to the hood.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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8 posted 03-03-2008 11:26 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

LadyTom,

Yes, your premonition is correct I'm afraid.

Stay tuned.

Bobby
Marchmadness
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You are right, Bobby. When you don't have anything else you are lucky to have "the hood." I hope things will be okay for you and Felix. I fell a special connection to the two of you.
                              Ida
Robert E. Jordan
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Ida,

Thanks for the kind words, and lovely thought.

Felix and I are doing very well, right here in the hood.

We both hope that you are doing well too.

You have a kind heart.

Bobby
Juju
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I like this poem very nice flow

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thougts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

Robert E. Jordan
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Juju,

Thank you for the very kind words on this poem.

Go Head Tori Amos.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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13 posted 10-27-2010 12:16 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Reading the comments I see that things probably turned out okay for little Felix.
 
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