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Hit and Run

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Hit and Run

In the brain of a maniac
There lives a small child
Soiled and hungry 
With a die and jack
And a thimble that rumbles
He left his leg in Seattle
On a bridge in the rain
Down low on the mainstream
Down low in the water
Swings a rope made of hemp
And twigs for a ladder
The place it must seem
Is for a murders row
But he’s harmed no one
Not even himself
The days go by 
And they fade into dark
Murky and scary 
Filled with lizards and larks
And a muddy old watch
Time is of the essence 
As he boils his roots
Of sassafras and basil
And slips off his boots
Found on the subway
He only needs one
Because he left his left leg in Seattle 
After being a hit and run. 

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:23:00 AM
    Wow...such impact this one has. You really have a way of expressing so nicely through poetry form and also story form. Gotta agree with cherie there. Always, Laura

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 9/9/2013 4:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, and I love your twisted mind!
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:39:00 PM
    Your thoughts & writes,, are so original:) I love the way you write and the pictures you paint in someones, mind reading this poem,,,,amazing:0) cherie...

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/22/2013 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cherie. I appreciate it your kind words and thoughtfulness. These poems just flow out of me. I have no idea where they come from. l think my mind is a little twisted perhaps! HA! Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:35:00 PM
    You have a unique mind..I love your stuff..its slam poetry I think...I love it. BG

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/20/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, I think I like the term "slam poetry" you have coined a phrase and I might have to steal it! Thanks so much for the kind words. Kilmer