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Felix Flicks His Butts

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Robert E. Jordan
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0 posted 03-07-2008 04:41 PM       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

Felix comes off the street
about three in the morning.  

He canít get in the house.  
Momís locked him out.  

Sheís got a new man in there.  

They went to bed,
and she forgot to leave
the door unlocked.  

Thank heavens Felix
has a pack of butts to smoke.  

He goes back in the alley,
and lights up.  

When heís done
with his last smoke,
he flicks the butt
over the chain link fence,
and goes to sleep.  

Itís nice that itís not too cold.

Authorís note:

The alleys here are about three feet wide.  Itís a crowded hood.  The Felix across the alley always smokes back there, and flicks his butts in my back yard.  For obvious reasons, I canít bring myself to bother the child about it.

Bobby
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1 posted 03-07-2008 04:43 PM       View Profile for xTr3m3sT   Email xTr3m3sT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for xTr3m3sT

Dang, touching poem right here, enjoyed.
Robert E. Jordan
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xTr3m3sT,

Thanks buddy for the kind words.

Don't smoke.  Don't get hooked like Felix did.

Bobby
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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3 posted 03-07-2008 04:46 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Felix is doing ok in my books Bobby ... love RDB

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

LadyTom
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4 posted 03-07-2008 04:55 PM       View Profile for LadyTom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LadyTom

As long as he was safe and sound.
Robert E. Jordan
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5 posted 03-07-2008 05:50 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Dear RDB,

I can only hope that the Felix described here stays well, and sees better days.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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LadyTom,

It would be nice if he was safe and sound.  I know he's not safe, and I pray he stays sound.

Bobby
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7 posted 03-08-2008 05:40 AM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for effjayel

At least he is out of harms way, just chillin' I guess, glad it was not raining on him....
Robert E. Jordan
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8 posted 03-08-2008 09:18 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

John,

Yes, it is good it's not raining.  That could have put his butt out.  That would be a serious situation.

Bobby
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9 posted 03-08-2008 08:14 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

effective continuance of the Felix narrative!
Robert E. Jordan
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Secondhanddreampoet,

Thanks for your very kind words on this poem.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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11 posted 11-23-2010 09:07 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Felix makes me sad but he compels me to read futher.
 
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