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Crazy Nick
by Larry D Matthews
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My brothers friend


Born in poverty . His christen name Wayne.

His father died young. Left an old farm house.

His mother an alcoholic. Always in pain.

Abused by his mother. He thought he was a louse.


With mother and sister they lived in the woods

Worked hard as any man at an early age

Chopped wood endured mother’s moods

Tormented, with a heart full of rage.


He was the adult. His mother drunk in bed

Hard as it was he still loved her so

Now a rangy teen it was hard on his head

Close to manhood a Saturday dance he did go


An old time dance with music to and fro

Women danced with women. That’s how it was

Men outside drinking. Their fists they would throw

Young Wayne a stranger. There was a pause.


A tough in the crowd. From down the road

Decided Wayne would be an easy mark

A feather in his cap or so I was told

Wayne put him on his back, easy as a lark


My brother impressed as he stood in the crowd

Never saw such a fighter! The bully didn’t get a lick.

You should’ve saw him Luke. Our neighbor did us proud

Now my best friend . I call him Crazy Nick.


By Luke August 15th 2010

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