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Johnny Rocket

Johnny Rocket

Every morning he’d wave goodbye
To the staff at the nursing home,
Then strap himself into his jetpack
And waddle off to town
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Most towns seemed to have one
“Characters” with a made up name,
They Just want to live their lives
Alas, they achieve a kind of fame
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He’d walk to town, to see old friends
Barely a nickel in his pocket,
He caused a stare- but he didn't care,
Because his name was Johnny Rocket
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It’s a mystery what happened to him
You see, no one seems to know,
I like to think he’s a blazing star
Looking down on us below.
 

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John Astley

Thank you Kieran, its actually a true story  he lived in a small town in southern Ontario, eventually in a home. A bit of a character in the town of Port Colborne, my Auntie,  who lives there, told me that one day he just disappeared.

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Larry Ran

My Dear John,

As usual, another humorous anecdote.

Unbelievably, down in Florida, there are a chain of restaurants named "Johnny Rockets".  Maybe you should write them, and tell them the true story of your Auntie's friend "Johnny Rocket".

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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ROWLAND PAUL HILL

A great poem, John. Loved it. I', sure if we all opened our eyes we'd see many more interesting characters like the subject of your writing.

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