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toy gun

Toy Gun 
First proper spring day time to dust 
the old scooter and visit places
on roads few travel… Once I bought
a toy gun- well, I was a child-  
it was shiny just like the one 
Hoppalong Cassidy wore, he wasn´t
smoking but chewing gum instead.
After two days I got bored and gave it 
to a boy in the neighbourhood. 
His mother brought it back, they were 
pacifists and any gun were bad.
Parents do no always get their way, 
the boy became a general,
and his mother addressed him as “sir.”
My mother took the gun to the fish factory
gave it to a poor woman who too had 
many children and a drunken husband,
who later was arrested when trying to 
rob a bank with a toy gun.
 

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  1. Date: 4/30/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Nice poem. Enjoyed taking the time out to read a few of your poems which were all great.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/30/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Matthew
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:08:00 AM
    great story, well told! i enjoyed this...

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/17/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you iLene
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Did Hoppy chew gum? Must have been Gabby. When will there be toy gun control with limits? No one over six with a very short background check can buy one.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/17/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    and no more than hundred rounds of toy ammo