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Felix Looks In The Mirror

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Robert E. Jordan
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Felix is in second grade, down
at Saint Francis Xavier School.  

Sister Cecilia says
we are all made
in the image of God.  

Felix goes home,
and looks in the mirror.  

ďSo, thatís what God looks like.Ē  

Felix likes what he sees,
Sister Cecilia must be rightó
but then,
Sisterís always right.  

He firmly believes
that to be true.

She has given him
the strength to believe,
that itís not a sin
to be good looking
or pretty,

itís a gift from God.

Heíll learn soon enough
that the only sin
in this land of money,
and supposed privilege,
is the sin of being born poor.  

Thatís a gift from the devil,
sent by way of the idle rich.

Bobby

[This message has been edited by Robert E. Jordan (03-12-2008 11:45 PM).]

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Alison
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1 posted 03-13-2008 12:40 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Felix was an interesting little boy - quite the thinker.  Did he ever voice his thoughts, I wonder.

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Amen, "The only sin is the sin of being born poor." I know this to be true.
                                     Ida
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Alison,

Yes, Felix did give voice to his thoughts.  Many people rather thought Felix to be--all mouth.

Bobby
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Ida,

You've noticed that too?  Thanks for letting me know that.  Felix and I don't feel so alone now.

Bobby
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I was fortunate to be one of the ones who was poor, but didn't realize it at the time.  We all were poor.

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Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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well my Daddy used to say..
"we may be poor but we are rich in love..." I liked that and I like how you have written your words too Bobby... love RDB

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

Robert E. Jordan
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Alison,

I think we we're all poor.  Some just a little poorer than others.

Bobby
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There you go RDB, good for your Daddy.

Bobby
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Money can buy neither happiness nor love. If I was super rich, I do not think I would feel any different than I do right now...just probly be in a different (warmer!) place....although it cannot buy the above, I'm sure it could buy me better looks than I have now ....
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Substantial...James
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Emotion filled Write

ARCTIC WIND
Robert E. Jordan
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John,

You have that right.  

Move to Philadelphia, it's warmer.

Bobby
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James,

Thanks Babe.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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Artic Wind,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Bobby
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Poor kids can lead unfortunate lifes but with some luck and hard work they can rise above their situation.  I am sure that Felix did.
 
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