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Down The Boardwalk

By Drew Lamon Russell

Poetry

Down The Boardwalk

As he walked down the boardwalk, he suddenly realised what life really is, and also the life he had led. From starting off with a kid with nothing and working his way up to sheriff, only then to gain a position in politics, and then to start the flow of booze into Atlantic City in the years of prohibition, then to shaking the devils hand in order to maintain his position of authority, personal friends betrayed him and family orchestrated his death, and he outlived them all. He also remembered the years of his gangster ways, how if you didn't scratch his back, he would put a knife in yours. Challengers came and they came close, but he defeated them all the more. Then the years rolled on from joist to horrifying and finally left him in a position of an average person. He shaped up to fall back in line as the commander of the gangsters, only to find the younger ones now leading, and there moto was 'out with the old, in with the new' Everything had changed, and not for the better, the years came and went so quickly that even the late 1890's seemed appropriate to reminisce to. His days of reminiscing of the characters he met and the people he loved, most all had deserted him, he was a knight set on a moral journey to find Eldorado. One is the loneliest number.

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Richard D. Cooper: I wish I could write poetry like this. It's clever because it also tells a story, too. I like the flow of it, the way sentences slip together as they should. Very good indeed. I have also started to read your others works, and will review them when finished. Keep going. Never stop.

maxniederhofer: Kara,I loved this. The one suggestion I would make is to show me, don't tell me. E.g."Now look at your skin / It is beautiful / You are beauty pure."It might be better to use more evocative imagery and language to make me feel, i.e. truly comprehend, the pure beauty, rather than telling me it is ...

Shubh Guru: when i'm reading this novel, I remember all my school days, all i feel like i m back to my old days, all the misery come to "bay" and how she come back like a shinning star are so good...this is my first book and i love this because it contains all the thing, love ,betrayl,losing some one who lo...

Barbara Ivusic: I really loved this poem. Perfect use of imagery to outline the digital age. I loved the image of the olive branch and how it is posted for all to see but no one can touch it. Everything you describe is so true that it has become common knowledge yet no one acknowledges it anymore. I look forward...