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Felix Has A Thought

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Robert E. Jordan
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25 posted 03-08-2008 08:23 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Secondhanddreampoet,

Yes, you are correct.  We are all at that learning stage.  It lasts a lifetime.

Bobby
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26 posted 03-09-2008 12:47 PM       View Profile for ArtSolstice   Email ArtSolstice   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for ArtSolstice

In the film The Cradle Will Rock, presented in the form of a Brecht theatre work by Tim Robbins, a group of men who influence the artistic trends of our society are discussing social realism, such as the works of Diego Rivera. They say something like "We can't have this kind of art around. We canít allow it to gain popularity. It reminds people that there are problems in the world related to economics, race, and social position. Let's kill it. Let's promote abstract art, because it doesn't say anything about these particular issues." And they do. That is true history folks, an authentic dialogue meticulously recorded influencing the arts for decades to come.

Bobbyís works Ė I read each new post several times Ė give us a view into this dimension of society. Iím happy that youíre here, Bobby, reminding us to have a social conscience, reminding us that not everyone has always had it good, and that some of us still donít. Your works remind me every day to look around and see what I can do to be useful to the Felixes of the world.
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27 posted 03-09-2008 01:01 PM       View Profile for Falling rain   Email Falling rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Falling rain's Home Page   View IP for Falling rain

hmm felixs chouse could be miss interprete. there are endless posoblititys to what he'll do. but he does nothing about the liquor store or the cop with the gun.

~Zach~
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28 posted 03-09-2008 01:04 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

(sadly) for an ever-increasing number, life isn't at all about gardens, beaches, picnics with noodle-salad and such...
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29 posted 03-09-2008 02:37 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

ArtSolstice,

That is a beautiful thought.  Felix, as a fellow human being deserves good things to happen to him, the same as any other human being does.

Because he's had bad things happen to him, is no reason for his fellow humans to abuse him further.

We should all be useful to one another.  That's the way it's supposed to be.

Bobby
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30 posted 03-09-2008 02:42 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Zach,

To find out what happens next, you'll have to read my "Felix and The Cop".

Something good happens for Felix.

Bobby
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Secondhanddreampoet,

What you say is true.  However, we have to remember that "gardens, beaches, picnics with noodle-salad and such..." can be an artificial, and shallow existance.

Bobby
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Putting one foot in front of the other (it's a common survival method) Felix has but one thought...food.
It's a damn shame some find the need to interpret the juxtaposition of alcohol/cops/gun store to Felix survival walk as implying the protaganist has anti-social criminal intentions.   
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33 posted 03-09-2008 08:27 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Midnitesun,

Thanks for the kind words on this poem.  Everyone should be grateful to the Felix's of the world that more of them don't turn to anti-social activities.  It's just something that never crossed Felix's mind.  I don't know why it wouldn't.  Perhaps just an innate human goodness and the ever present hope for better luck.

Hope always dies last--then who knows.  Felix is young yet.

Bobby
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34 posted 11-25-2010 05:10 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

It is a good thing something clicked in his head.
 
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