Mom was dead. I couldn't believe it. I wish

  • Mom was dead. I couldn't believe it. I wish I never

  • let her open a Facebook account. I could see mom tending Farmville on the internet while I was sizing coffins. She had 200 friends but I was the only one at her funeral.

  • This may have been because I killed all her friends, I'm not sure. But at any rate I had plenty of coffins left over for all of them, so it wasn't hard to dispose of the bodies.

  • But it was hard to dispose of the mattresses. So he dragged the mattress down the stairs to the curb and left it there. Across the street a cop eating a taco so him and

  • said "Oi, what do you think you are doing?" He choked on his taco. "I'm providing a bed to the homeless officer, is there a problem?" Yeah, you forgot a pillow"

  • The Homeless Officer produced a king sized down pillow with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton quilted pillowcase and laid it down. Ever since the Homeless Comfort Reform law of 2012

  • , the heuristic hobos had pillows, Tempur-Pedic air mattresses, and grocery carts without rusty wheels. With the federally aided comforts, the hobos could complete their journey to

  • the annual Hobo convention taking place in Britt,Iowa. The delegates debated whether to induct "Box Car Willie" as honorary member of the Hobo union. The hardcore hobo faction

  • pined for charity and grace and the ghosts of trains past, the humble humor of Red Skelton, and a life of uncertain but broad horizons. But for now, cubicles would trump cardboard

  • yet...hobos will still hop trains, kids will still put pennies on the tracks, and some of us will still hear that lonesome whistle blow.



  1. DanMars Aug 17 2011 @ 09:31

    Damn commas! hahaha, nice one 49er

  2. BlastedHeath Aug 17 2011 @ 09:55

    Now that's a story!

  3. SlimWhitman Aug 17 2011 @ 11:43

    A very nice poetic ending m80. I was one of those kids.

  4. m80 Aug 17 2011 @ 21:42

    Thank you, SlimWhitman. Blasted Heath provided the inspiration. Death, altruism and hobos--l love FS!! :-)

  5. 49erFaithful Aug 23 2011 @ 18:57

    Thanks Dan. I can seldom resist the opportunity to exploit a punctuation situation that could be interpreted different ways, and I'm sure I provide them inadvertently sometimes too!

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