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Goodbye Joe

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Robert E. Jordan
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


0 posted 08-03-2008 10:25 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

Yeah, I’m an old man.  
I just got word
of an old friends passing.  

Joe and I would sit
on the settlement house steps
in our lousy, scary, old hood.  
It was a bad hood.  

It was the worst hood
in the city of Philadelphia.  

Me and Joe, we’d sit
on the settlement house steps,
while people walking past,
would walk in
the middle of the street,
because we scared them.  

Joe and me,
we’ll meet in heaven,
and scare the hell
out of the angels.

Good bye Joe.  

Bobby
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Marchmadness
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1 posted 08-04-2008 12:47 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Sorry about Joe, Bobby.
                  Ida
Robert E. Jordan
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Thanks dear Ida,

Yes, Joe was a good guy.

Thanks for your kind words.

Love Bobby
Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Bobby, sorry to hear about your friend Joe and you are not going any where, you are going to stay here…you and your friend can still scare the angels. Prasad

"Hardwork pays in the long run"

Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 08-04-2008 06:27 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Thanks Prasad,

For your good wishes for me having a long life.

I plan to stick around.

Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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5 posted 03-30-2011 02:45 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

An interesting peek into the hood with your friend Joe.  He sounds like he was a good man.
 
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