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You Never Changed by Jeni Jopes How my ex boyfriend never changed a damn thing when he knew it was the best thing for him. Oh... [72 words]
Wrong File by Jeni Jopes My opposite friend. [88 words]
Writer's Passion by B C Mercer - [10 words]
When You Left by Jeni Jopes This is a poem about one of my best friends who moved to Chicago because of his father's job. I m... [123 words]
What's The Use? by D Donely Just my usual ramblings about... things. [74 words]
What's The Point? by Jeni Jopes Just what was in my head. [117 words]
Waltzing Whatever by Erik Sjoen - [240 words]
Walking Alone by Sara Roggy About how much of an impact someone had on my life. [135 words]
Too Young by D Donely Just my ramblings about how people seem to underestimate me just because of my age... *sigh* [90 words]
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The Wait by Christopher Syrett - [58 words]
The Trip by Jeni Jopes Someplace or somewhere I go every day it sux. [70 words]
The Talking House by D G Williford Echoes of old earth and stone.. are you listening? [107 words]
The Pressure by Sara Roggy This poem is about peer pressure, and things it can make people do. [223 words]
The Presidents by D G Williford Twisty and hidden.. You tell me.. I'll let you know if you're right. [122 words]
The Jump by Sara Roggy This is about a dream I had when I jumped into a river, wanting to die. [160 words]
The Entrance by B C Mercer A sonnet. [90 words]
The Edge by Christopher Syrett - [76 words]
The Change by Jeni Jopes How I changed. [197 words]
The Beating Of Wings by Peter Rivendell For you to decide. [254 words]
Tell Me The Way by D Donely I wouldn't mind some feedback on this, and my other poems, thanks. You readers rock my world!:) [93 words]
Spiritual Embrace by B C Mercer - [11 words]
Southern Beauty by B C Mercer Haiku of my home-state, North Carolina. No it's not an advertisement as mentioned in the revie... [7 words]
So Lonely by Jeni Jopes Everyone gets lonely now and then. I just do it more often. [123 words]
Silenced Heart by M Q Walters - [50 words]
Running Down My Face by Sara Roggy This is about how someone erased my tears, but then brought them back. [115 words]
Rules To Live By by D Donely Just a short poem that I wrote. I wouldn't mind having feedback. Thanks. [85 words]
Procrastination 2003 by D G Williford Waiting can be the death of you. [87 words]
Over by Glen Pearson A rare show of real feeling... [36 words]
Oceanic Orchestra by B C Mercer - [12 words]
Now And Then by B C Mercer - [185 words]
Nocturnal Juices by D G Williford Sexual demon encounter. [103 words]
Murder By Slumber by Erik Sjoen - [156 words]
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Madness Amongst The Dust by D G Williford Ssshhh! [81 words]
Lucky 17th by Buxton For the women I love dearly. [139 words]
Lost Time by D Donely I didn't write this actually, a friend of mine did. Just read and review. [54 words]
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Kill Me by D Donely - [51 words]
I'll Be There For You by D Donely Just a lil' something my (ex) bf wrote me one time... I love it. [44 words]
I Won't Break by D Donely - [63 words]
I Was Bored... by D Donely I swear I wasn't high when I wrote this. Don't ask.. [124 words]
I Know You Love Me by Sara Roggy About a friend who I know really loved me, but couldn't say it. [171 words]
I Hate You!! by D Donely Just a poem about how I felt when my boyfriend and I broke up. It's not too well written, but, it'... [115 words]
How Do You Feel? by B C Mercer - [142 words]
Hounds by David B Doc Byron Doc Haliday, legendary sidekick of Wyatt Earp, pays his dues. [180 words]
Grandad by Christopher Syrett - [163 words]
Go Shut Down by Jeni Jopes This is about my worst enemy and how I would do anything to get her out of my life. thats like it.... [78 words]
Friends Forever? by Sara Roggy About how people say they are your best friend but then really hate you. [213 words]
Forget It by Sara Roggy About a friend who used to be my best friend but has now pretty much abandoned me. [138 words]
Floaters by D G Williford Beware of things that fly peripherally... [118 words]
Faust's Hotel by David B Doc Byron A habitual sinner checks into a cheap Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words]
Emotional Rollercoaster by B C Mercer - [267 words]
Don't Say It by Sara Roggy Don't say you don't love someone until you give it a try... [207 words]
Don't Pity Me by D Donely - [42 words]
Dilemma by B C Mercer - [134 words]
Determination by B C Mercer - [220 words]
Dante's Hotel by David B Doc Byron A sinner checks into a Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words]
August 1963
Are You Smiling? by Jeni Jopes This is about a selfish person that I know just read it and see. [158 words]
Always Have God by Sara Roggy No matter what happens, or who I becomes, I will always have God to care about me. [108 words]
All Alone... Just Me by D Donely - [65 words]
A Prayer For Lovers by L A Winterburn As the title suggest's. [30 words]
A Mother's Magic by B C Mercer - [9 words]
3193 25 Hours A Day by Erik Sjoen - [509 words]
2:50 Am by Jim Nicholson - [37 words]
15 Minutes Just IsníT Enough by Erik Sjoen - [233 words]
021 Enter by Erik Sjoen Do tell.. [829 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
August 1963
DESCRIPTION
Words.
[352 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Science Fiction
AUTHOR
Erik Sjoen
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[April 2003]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (7)
021 Enter (Poetry) Do tell.. [829 words] [Popular Fiction]
15 Minutes Just IsníT Enough (Poetry) - [233 words]
3193 25 Hours A Day (Poetry) - [509 words]
Murder By Slumber (Poetry) - [156 words] [Horror]
People Are Talking (Short Stories) - [1,161 words]
Variation On A Theme In The Key Of - Part Ii (Short Stories) - [5,231 words]
Waltzing Whatever (Poetry) - [240 words] [Cooking]
August 1963
Erik Sjoen

August 1963


He sure was proud of that award
For the first time
Picture the Cadillac dealer of the year 1962
Thank Hugh Hefner for justifying the manís man midlife crisis through the age old idea
Strength in numbers whether it be bodies or bucks
A Playboy stands tall and sports the facade of clout
Thank olí Hugh for hitting your numbers in 62 my man
Life was good in that shop; to the son whose father sold tractors
He sells status
A fresh flower slipped into his lapel every morning without fail
He does this to remind himself of how far heís come, so he thinks
More like a security blanket
He embellishes spite in the face of truth
Truth be told, tractors led to Cadillacís
No flower can hide that fact
But itís his new start every day, without fail
Ignoring the reality of being his fathers son
He sells the self made man, but cowers in the memory of cleaning tractor parts as a child
Dirty finger nails
He just canít get clean
As if it wasnít good enough
Blood sweat and tears built the post depression business
He doesnít care
A Cadillac is not just a car
Itís a life style
Thatís what haunts him
He knows nothing of lifestyle
He also knows he canít sell what he canít live
Theyíre selling themselves
He feels the pain and the shame
Did he learn anything from his father?
His father, so simple and content
His father, afraid of the future
His father, the hard working man whoís faith was crushed by people like his son
Cadillac dealers selling lifestyle
Not just a car but a companion
ďA man is what a man is, son. Donít be fooled by whatís in his eyes. Look at his shoes. A manís man takes a hell of a lot of pride in his shoes. A manís man knows that his feet is his only carriage.Ē
That was the last day at the tractor store and the first day at the Cadillac dealership
Didnít learn much from his father
Just plain didnít listen
He finishes shinning his boots on that hot August afternoon
He lets out that long awaited sigh, and jumps in a Caddy to take a short ride with his fathers shinny gun
It sure was hot in the summer of 63í










E Sjoen 4/03

 

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© 2003 Erik Sjoen
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
April 2003
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