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New York X 2

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New York X 2

Every time there's rain or snow or sleet or hail,
I bend over to tend my knee,
And think about the times
When I could run and skip and jump
And do all the normal things
That are done by little pups.
But that was before
The bullets came screaming through our door---
The ones that killed my father
And sent my mother to the floor
And ricocheted off the walls 
And landed right on me.
It's awfully hard to play children's games
With a wounded knee.

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 5:29:00 AM

    this is a strong write, the change in tempo startles a reader. Wonderful work =)

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 1:35:00 PM

    Every time I read your kind comments, I automatically feel lighter. You are a ray of sunshine. Beverly

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo Date: 9/30/2011 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Carol, The above comment is meant for you! Beverly
  1. Date: 9/30/2011 1:10:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today Beverly. I wish you a most enjoyable weekend with lots of sunshine and happy thoughts. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 1:05:00 AM

    Did this happen to you and your family; and, if yes, can you tell us something about it? You wrote a very taut poem about an awful event.

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo Date: 9/30/2011 2:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No John, this never happened to me or to anyone in my family. I wrote it a long time ago after listening to the news and hearing of a similar event. Thank you for your interest.
  1. Date: 9/30/2011 12:31:00 AM

    a great write about a violent event....well done.

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo Date: 9/30/2011 12:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Wayne.