Chicano Poet

Monday, February 27, 2006

Henry's One Bullet Elegy For Deputy Barney Fife

He was a bug-eyed deputy
who always dreamed of moving
to the big city of Mount Pilot,

he thought about it alot,
he always spoke in a sqeaky voice,
carried a single bullet in his shirt pocket,

he was the laughingstock of Mayberry,
was once placed under citizen's arrest
by the pre-Marine Gomer Pyle(or was it Gubber?)

he was you,he was us,he was me,
his gun shook in his hands

and his knees knocked.
You guys that are picturing him
as Mr.Furley in a 70's leisure suit,screw you!


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