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Billy The Bum
Author: Dino Hi

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It's you again Billy the bum
What's going on today?
(cough,hick-up)Want to buy this radio?
So I can buy some rum(cough)

Wake up Billy the bum!(Huh?cough)
Your sleeping in the middle of the sidewalk
People stepping over you(huh?)
Are you cold and numb?(huh?cough)

Where's Billy the bum?
I heard they threw him in the slammer
What for? He hit a cop
Free room and meals, out of this slum

Hi! Billy the bum(huh?cough)
Good to see you again
Now sleeping in the middle of the parking lot
covered with cardboard in the rain, so dumb(huh?)

Drinking cheap beer again Billy the bum?(hick-up,ya,old english 800)
Winter time, it's cold feeling no pain(huh?)
Alcoholic he is, now with others
A teenage girl(Hi!) someone's daughter in the slum

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Comments on this poem/writing:

lasohnda harris (12.229.199.53) -- Friday, February 28 2003, 04:28 pm

I love this poem

That was a good poem
Dino (67.27.47.162) -- Saturday, March 1 2003, 05:41 am

The homeless and runaways!

Thanks! Just bringing attention to the hundreds of homeless in our cities and the young runaways joining them. Working in construction in the cities, met Billy there, a true person. Drugs, alcohal and dirty used needles laying around. Including the trash, feces, and many empty bottles. Guess who got to clean that up everyday? Coughing, he could of had TB or who knows what? Sad to see the young teenage girl joining them. Thanks for your comment.
Capricorn (62.30.217.106) -- Saturday, March 1 2003, 11:03 pm


You have added some humour to a very sad tale. Well written Dino
Stacey (68.82.126.206) -- Sunday, March 2 2003, 02:38 am

Very Creative

* SMIRK * Definitely Unique.. i like
Dino (67.26.82.12) -- Sunday, March 2 2003, 05:40 am

Thanks all!

I have been tapeing my poems and I found out I like to dramatize my talking. Like creating different voices and sounds. Creating Billys voice, his cough. My best tape for that was "Two ghost like voices" I created four voices, a sadistic laugh, and a warewolf howl. Using a cardboard tube for an echo chamber. I played it for my son and it scared him as well as maded him laugh. Tray it! It's a blast! Thanks again for your nice comments all!
anonymous (65.117.137.155) -- Thursday, November 6 2003, 12:32 am

no title

i hate it!!!!!!!!
KINSI (65.117.137.155) -- Thursday, November 6 2003, 12:33 am

no title

I LUV IT
HEAVEN (68.43.99.209) -- Monday, December 22 2003, 05:09 am

WOW............

ITS VERY HONEST AND I RESPECT THAT ITS THE TRUTH ........AND THE TRUTH CAN BE A HARD THING TO TALK ABOUT ......BUT YOU MADE IT VERY CLEAR......
Ben F (81.100.175.39) -- Monday, November 22 2004, 11:02 am

dino

hi dino,this is my kind of poem,though I understand people writting about there selfes all the time,I do like people that write about whats going on out there,
great read.
take care
Ben
 
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