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Mummy had Stitched His Name Onto the Back of His PE Bag

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Mummy had Stitched His Name Onto the Back of His PE Bag

He hung out alone in his room most of the time
with his door locked,quiet.
He had a name. A short and simple one, that nobody could remember. Maybe it was Ken, or 
Tom - something like that.
Yeah, the boy everybody made fun of
beacuse his Mummy had stiched his name onto the back of his PE bag.
Not just that, he had all his books perfectly coverered, I remember beacuse I used to hand 
them out in the mornings.

He never came back to school after the holidays.
Jess said it was because he got sent to juvie for trying to butcher his Mum with the garden 
spade. She heard that he was one of those "messed up kids," who finally flipped out. Huey, 
agreed and said that it was only a matter of time before it happened. 
According to Mia, she heard that his Mum was just standing there, when he came up from 
behind and attacked her. She heard there was blood all over the place. 

Everyone heard everything.

When our teacher came over to ask who we were talking about,
Jess said Ken.
Huey said Tom.
Mia said Bill.

Confused, they stared at eachother
then turned to the class, perhaps searching for the answer.
Everyone else, shrugged.

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:02:00 AM
    You hit the nail on the head with that one Patrick :)

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 6:52:00 AM
    I think how we go through life not noticing individuals like tom or bill. How they light up when we remember their name. Just so simple.. He remembered my name. And they drop the knife..Wonderful writing...Patrick...PS congrats on feature

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Francesca. Love, Carol

    Cabral Avatar Francesca Cabral
    Date: 5/19/2012 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 1:24:00 AM
    One of the saddest poems I have ever read. It really touched my heart.

    Cabral Avatar Francesca Cabral
    Date: 5/19/2012 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope you enjoyed it Tanya. Looking forward to reading some of your poems.
  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Thank you for the comments guys! I finally found my log in details and I can't wait to upload more, and read your poems!

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 4:30:00 PM
    Another incredible story here, Francesca !! I can't wait to read the next one ... smile ...

    Cabral Avatar Francesca Cabral
    Date: 5/19/2012 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sue :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2009 8:42:00 AM
    This is interesting. Good poetry. All the best.

    Cabral Avatar Francesca Cabral
    Date: 5/19/2012 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nadia :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2009 3:10:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Francesca. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol