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Neighbor Boy on Bicycle

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bboog
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Jing-jing! Brrrinnng!
The shiny bell on his handle bars
Warned everyone to move away.
Look out world, I am coming.
That is what he seemed to say.

Sweatshirt zipped up to his neck.
Pedals churning, little shoes
Puffy cheeks and bright-eyed grin
That's the way I remember him.

Then we both moved away
And yesterday I saw his face.
Now grown up he graced the front page
of the local edition evening news.

Boy 19 Involved in Hit and Run.
Ryan Palmer fled the scene
He wrapped his car around a tree
His passenger died instantly
Seventeen empty beer bottles
found in the back seat.

Jing-jing-brrrrinnng!

© Copyright 2000 Robert Boog - All Rights Reserved
mete out
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1 posted 03-09-2000 03:28 PM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

***bboog,
Phew...a very strong piece...it made me think, that's for sure...growing up can cause alot of heartache at times...in a way it is good that you are honourin his memory with this piece...
Well done.


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.
Martie
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I wonder if destiny had already placed him when he first had that tricycle?...so sad.  Well done poem.
jbouder
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3 posted 03-09-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

bboog:

We scare you off so soon?   This was well done and truly sad.  Strong work here.

Jim
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To Jim, Martee & Mete Out: thank you for reading and commenting. I wrote this piece to indicate that driving while intoxicated is a selfish thing. It can hurt wives, children, family and friends of other people. I posted it in an open forum hoping that more people might benefit from reading the message. (You hurt others by drinking and driving- not only yourself- so don't be selfish and think only of yourself.)
I guess I'll jump off my soapbox now.
bboog
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A sad reality...

strong piece...don't you just want to cry it to the world and change it?



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life enriches writing'
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6 posted 03-10-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

BB~

If you drink don't drive.
If you drive don't drink.
Just about covers it,
don't you think?

Poignant piece.
~*Marge*~



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bboog
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7 posted 03-10-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

To Marge & Severn: thank you for reading it! and as Marge writes: (sound of cutting and pasting)
If you drink don't drive.
If you drive don't drink.
Just about covers it,
don't you think?

best regards,
bboog
 
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