Jim Boone

Rookie - 112 Points (March 24,1937 / McKinney, Texas)

I’m Jimmy Not ‘james Marvin’ - Poem by Jim Boone

I’m in a place that’s foreign and far too close
I watch the adults around me but pay them no attention
They say things that are hateful and some molest me
I ride on the back seat of the interurban with the black men
My white parents quit making faces and just let me be

Movie theaters are my lands of Oz and rainbow connections
I travel to wonderful places in a reel world
Sometimes boys and men sit beside, touch and molest me

I like school because I’m with kids and teachers only
A couple of the older guys and one teacher molested me
The rest of us enjoy learning and hanging out
Some of the kids like my made-up stories better than truth

Goodbye little Jimmy, hello gentleman Jim
There was a lot to learn in college and future imaginings
Graduation wasn’t in the mix, “Greetings” from Uncle Sam were

The US Army got me and I loved the all male isolation
Molestation ended and lust and love got their groove on
And I was trained to take anything and survive

All that hidden poetry became very public and applauded
Family endings made me a tad crazier than usual
And old age sucks, is looking good, makes me weird.

Jimmy, James Marvin and Jim Boone are a trio of crooners;
Actors and writers, designers and directors with sights on the moon.

1950,1993,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015



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