~Day 987~Too Many Bennies~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 7th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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~Benny followed me from bar to bar~dumb ass kid thought I was cool~riding my ol’ ’71 shovel-head~he rode a Harley Sportster~a mini-bike~I left him in a bar one night arguing football with some obnoxious idiot~he refused to leave~young pup~after I left he asked the man outside~who blew his brains out against the glass of the entryway~

~Day 987~

~1000 Days~
~Day 987~
~Too Many Bennies~


~they came after me then~
~the older brothers~
~of the young man~
~wanted to know~
~why & how~
~I could let that young man die~
~ah, god, I could not~
~I wish I knew~
~a bit of what I thought I knew~
~when I was young like him~
~I told them~
~those strong weeping men~
~after the funeral~
~before your true vengeance~
~is wreaked upon his murderer~
~take me to the pasture~
~lowing~
~of baser animals~
~moo~
~with a beer in my belly~
~a television in my face~
~professional sports~
~statistics~
~false idols & jock straps~
~teach me to close my eyes~
~what I could not teach Benny~
~& the boy has died~

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~ Where & Were ~
~Radical Lament~
~Day 988~Lunches & Other Shit~

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I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar kafsoa
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Poor Benny...

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author avatar Carol
8th Jun 2011 (#)

A very emotive poem!

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author avatar Maria Malone
8th Jun 2011 (#)

Heart wrenching!

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author avatar Songbird B
8th Jun 2011 (#)

If only we could put wisdom in the young...Tragic poem, Tom...

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author avatar WordWulf
8th Jun 2011 (#)

It is sad. I wished I would have stayed there with him but if I had my children might not have had a father. Crazy days.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Jun 2011 (#)

beyond my mere comment, I have no words only feelings...powerful work WordWulf...

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author avatar WordWulf
9th Jun 2011 (#)

deeper, thank-you

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author avatar Retired
12th Jun 2011 (#)

Simply marvelous work! Thanks!

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