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An Innocent Mistake
by Jennifer Butler
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mud pies, wild onions
and Jews and their candy kins
untopped foundation
a neighbor astray ...
follow the leader
and find a new leader
and where is my leader?
we'relost
wejust play ...
and guiltless we play
as children do play
until one man leader
has something to say ...
with rifles, dead bunnies
and stew for a day
and you for a day
until wedding day
the sad wedding day ...
but he's mine
he's mine
and he can't go away
and he won't go away
we just play
we still play
and those boys and their guns
and one robbing away
and he does go away
and he's follow the leader
a boy and his toy gun
a teen and his candy store
going astray
and at someone's command
used his weaponthat day
throughmy own daddy'shead
one straight bullet ...he'sdead

and I loved him

I loved him

he can't go away

and he won't go away

'cause I died with you, daddy ...
you can't go away

no, don't judge
just a boy
a poor black ignorant slave boy

it all must have been

an innocent
mistake.















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Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Jennifer, this is what they call art. You write superbly. - Gene.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Jennifer,

You wring the reader's heart with this poignant piece--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is so sad and such a tale of senseless death. I hope it is not real and if it is my heart is with you.

Felix
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
this is so sad

males and guns, a lethal combination that often leads to senseless death

take care
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
A very heartfelt write. This tells a story.

This one also reminds me of the news of Sara, the 16 year-old=teenager who get life without parole for killing her parent. It was on the news last night. Very sad indeed...

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
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