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Why Bones Never Spoke

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Robert E. Jordan
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0 posted 07-21-2008 03:33 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

Bones had been taught
from an early age,
to keep his trap shut
about most everything.  

He knew that
the most dishonorable being
on Godís green earth
was the common rat.

Then, of course,
he thought to himself:

"Who would want to hear?"  

Thatís just the way he was.
He left his world
an honorable boy.

Bobby

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Margherita
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1 posted 07-21-2008 06:16 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Yes, "who would want to hear?", that was the consequence of what he had been "instructed" to believe and he lost confidence ...

Education in early years is of the greatest importance we know now. I am glad to hear Bones eventually succeeded in growing into a honorable boy, even if he did not speak much.

Bones' story is so sad really, but you show him your friendship and appreciation  with your fine tribute.

Love,
Margherita

Robert E. Jordan
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Thanks dear Margherita,

Yes, Bones always was an honorable boy.

Bobby
Robert E. Jordan
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BTW Dear Margherita,

That's a family tradition that was passed down to me, and I've passed it down to my children:

"Never, ever, be a rat."

The Army like me for that.

It almost makes me want to vote for John McCain.  Almost, but not quite.

Love Bobby

Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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4 posted 07-22-2008 04:14 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Bones is missed by me Bobby... ((hugs)) love RDB

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

Robert E. Jordan
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5 posted 07-22-2008 06:41 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Thanks dear RDB,

Bones ghost hugs you right back hon.  He always was a friendly outgoing kid.

You would have liked him.

Bobby

[This message has been edited by Robert E. Jordan (07-22-2008 07:48 AM).]

Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Bobby, someday each one of us have to go, I guess Bones time came a bit early. Prasad
Robert E. Jordan
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7 posted 07-22-2008 10:05 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Prasad,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Yes, Bones went way too early.

Bobby
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8 posted 07-23-2008 10:36 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Today his silence is heard.
Robert E. Jordan
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Thanks dear Alison,

One can hope so.

Love Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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10 posted 01-16-2011 12:43 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

With some of the terrible things that had happened to this poor boy, you think that he would have spoken out.  Hopefully, times have changed and now when young children are abused they will be encouraged to speak out.  Hopefully.
 
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