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Choirboy

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Choirboy

Old Stackhouse Joe Had a lazy eye Sunday morning choirboy He could sing like a lark He had a stiletto He sharpened all the time Stuck a pig And called it bloody wine Poker night at Joe’s Always a fight Smoking day old Cigarettes he’d bought one at a time Spent some time in Quentin Jailhouse tattoos Scar across his cheek From a razor in Duluth Said she stick around But cut him instead She only did once Cause now she is dead Whiskey and wine is all that he drank Never saw him sober Sunday morning choirboy He could sing like a lark Wouldn’t want to cross him Anytime after dark

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 9:02:00 PM
    He almost sounds like bad bad Leroy brown lol I always enjoy the feel of your poems kilmer there authentic and natural and thats what makes them a fine read:0) ty4sharing my friend xo cherie

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/8/2013 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah he's a bad dude. I seem to have a love for the grittier side of life. But I have known a lot of these types as made my life as a musician. I actually played with a lot of them. Scary and fun at the same time! Always ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Love to read your gifted lines... I won't be messing with a lazy eyed choirboy who carries a stilleto .... excellent imagery :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/8/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your too kind. Thank you. Gotta keep an eye on those choirboys! :) ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Nice character-drawing

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/8/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr. Mehta. Always good to hear from you. ~Kilmer~
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:21:00 PM
    wow! What a rush.. what a double life. for this Choir boy... kind of exciting ... hehehe.. xox..Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/8/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks LInda. Old Joe is quite the paradox! ~Kilmer~