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Bones Bad Ears

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Robert E. Jordan
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Mom’s usually pretty sane,
but not always.  

Every now and then,
she’ll show her mean streak.  

Bones always did have bad ears,
they were prone to infection.  

When he was in school,
they would hurt so much,
that they would sometimes
make him cry.  

One afternoon,
walking home
from middle school,
his ears were hurting.  

Mom drives along,
honks her horn
to gain Bones attention.  

Bones waves back,
wants her to stop
and take him home
in her car.  

Mom just laughs at him,
and drives on bye.  

Bones found that
very disappointing.

Bobby
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1 posted 12-21-2008 05:22 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

How does a kid get over something like that?
Well, Bone's was no ordinary kid. He didn't have a mean bone in his body and he even made the low road seem like the high road.


Linda
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2 posted 12-21-2008 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 dear Linda,

Bones was actually a very tough kid.  He could take that kind of abuse, and just move on.

BTW, I was with Bones when this happened.  It was sad.  

Love Bobby

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3 posted 12-27-2008 01:13 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

This poem just makes me sit here and glower.  Your poetry just cuts to the heart of the matter - and that is what makes it so wonderful to me.


Alison
Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 12-27-2008 07:47 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Thanks dear Alison,

I'm glad the poem worked that way for you.

Now please stop glowering.

Love Bobby
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5 posted 12-27-2008 01:14 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

another touching and so true anecdote, thank you for the poem, it is always moving.

yann
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I can relate to this somehow, as I know of the tremendous pain ear infection can cause. Poor Bones. My mother would have stopped no doubt, but she didn't have a car ... What I remember is that we were always meant to be tough and never to complain, even if there was pain ... but that could be a dangerous thing, especially with the hearing involved!

Sad reality, well rendered, dear Bobby.

Love,
Margherita
Robert E. Jordan
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Thanks Yann,

I'm happy that you found the poem real.  It's a true incident.  I'll never forget that happening to Bones.

Bobby
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Thanks dear Margherita,

Yes, it was very sad to see Bones treated like that, and very dangerous.

Love Bobby

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Poor Bones makes me sad but also gives me courage knowing that if one is tough and lucky enough they can survive anything.
 
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