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Cornelius the Ungreat

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EleanorMoonbaby
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0 posted 09-12-2002 12:03 PM       View Profile for EleanorMoonbaby   Email EleanorMoonbaby   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit EleanorMoonbaby's Home Page   View IP for EleanorMoonbaby

"James is a bit slow".
That's what his tutor said.
The boys standing before her still didn't feel sorry.
If anything it amused them
This slow boy in a fast school.

They called him Cornelius.
No-one knows why, but it really got to him.
"My name is James!" he'd yell
In a rage again
Blue eyes watery and bulging;
Face round and flourescent pink
Mouth a red, twisted cavern.

It's OK to do this.
That's what everyone thought.
It's OK because this is Cornelius.
He's stupid, he doesn't care.
His stupidity was always there like a reassuring neon sign, flashing "He deserves it".

We don't know what happened to Cornelius.
We only have a memory
That takes the form
Of a scratched remark on his old desk.
"Cornelius is a retard".
So I scratched it out and wrote
"James is a bit slow".

In the beginning, the Universe was made. This has angered a lot of people and has been widely regarded as a bad move- Douglas Adams

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LyricFetish
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1 posted 09-12-2002 11:31 PM       View Profile for LyricFetish   Email LyricFetish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LyricFetish

Wow. This is really very well-written. I love poems that tell a story. Your's really touched my heart, 'cause it brings to mind a person from my own school days. Brilliant.

*~Meredith~*

"I can taste you on my lips
and smell you in my clothes"
*BHS

EleanorMoonbaby
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2 posted 09-13-2002 12:54 PM       View Profile for EleanorMoonbaby   Email EleanorMoonbaby   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit EleanorMoonbaby's Home Page   View IP for EleanorMoonbaby

Thanks! Cornelius was an extremely odd boy. At 16 he was obsessed with Pokemon cards and Anime. Mind you, he may have been slow, but he was great at Web design, so maybe he's somewhere now, designing a website that files his Pokemon cards or something!
Ellie *)

In the beginning, the Universe was made. This has angered a lot of people and has been widely regarded as a bad move- Douglas Adams

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