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James Jaun de la Cruz
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0 posted 06-14-99 01:47 PM       View Profile for James Jaun de la Cruz   Email James Jaun de la Cruz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for James Jaun de la Cruz

August 17, 1998:

A quaint pink house stands alone
in a row of aged city houses

An old white wooden play-pen
and a filthy plastic pool
Spackle the desolation of the front yard

An explosive bark ejaculates
through the early morning air:

"GET OUT YOU F---ING BITCH!
DON'T EVER F---EN COME BACK!"

This must be his method of saying, good bye honey
have a nice day at work.

There he stands
a formidable dark haired grubby man
in a worn white yellow stained under-shirt
nonchalantly swigging on a generic beer can.

A raspy voice hails out in her pain:

"IF YOU DON'T PICK UP THE
TOYS AND CLOTHES YOU CAN'T
GO TO THE PARK TONIGHT!"

A tiny thin voice wails out in reply:

"WHAT TOYS! WHAT CLOTHES!!
WHERE MOMMIE WHERE?"

She was once sweetly pretty
her tangled brown hair flais
about in the mid-summer eves breeze
tears of morose and sorrow streak
her worn out used up melancholy soul

The violence ot the hails and wails escalates

The deadpan Ol' man roams home
with another case of beer
he greets his ragged wife
with a yell and a blight:

"GET MY F---ING DINNER YOU F---ING WHORE
AND SHUT THESE F---ING MAGGOT KIDS UP!"

An angry pink house stands alone
amongst a row of aged city houses

Dirty screaming children run around
in the desolate front yard
A cardboard sign hangs
like a beacon on the porch:


N O V I S I T O R S ...

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WJL
© Copyright 1999 William James Linderg - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 06-14-99 03:16 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I expect this is graphically accurate.
I hope to see some more of your work...
Nan
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2 posted 06-14-99 07:50 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A sad portrait. Welcome to the forum.
Tequilia_Sunrise
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very sad
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