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Martin Russell Sullivan 
was a rare blend of humor and gentleman.  
May the wild eyed Nazi skin head who shot him dead 
forever rot in the hell hole he so richly deserved.

Copyright © John Smith

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  1. Date: 9/20/2011 12:52:00 AM
    John, is that murderer dead now? thanks for telling me the story. Makes this poem even more meaningful. And it was too nice what you said about my Lily Jane poem. If I could be even HALF what she was as portrayed by truman capote!!

    Smith Avatar John Smith
    Date: 9/20/2011 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, not dead. Recently came up for parole; that won't happen. I think he's in the Marion Fed Pen. Wherever; stay there. Your poetry has something above and beyond.
  1. Date: 9/18/2011 11:56:00 AM
    Powerful work~ Who was Martin Russell Sullivan? I did not know about this crime which you portray so movingly. Please give me a little background. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Smith Avatar John Smith
    Date: 9/18/2011 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    August 6, 1993, but yesterday to me. It's on the Net. Google Martin Sullivan & Jonathan Haynes. Thank you for taking note.
  1. Date: 9/18/2011 1:45:00 AM
    Marty and I worked closely; like a father to me. Jonathan Haynes shot him; sentenced to death, but our governor 'commuted' all in our state. At least he'll die inside.

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 1:00:00 AM
    Amen...did he get 200 years.... we get a max 15 for murder out in 5

  1. Date: 9/9/2011 10:18:00 PM
    WAs this a Marty that you knew personally or someone that was famous? Sorry,I never heard of this. Clerihew are on real people, right? Looks like you got wild with the clerihew tonight!!

    Smith Avatar John Smith
    Date: 9/9/2011 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We worked together long ago.