Fun Town

Tulsa is a fun town
but it’s not a funny one

Sam Kinison lies buried
in Tulsa just eight miles from
the Center of the Universe
and just ten miles from
the center of the massacre
that started with a
stumble and a scream

Then fifty years later Sam
Kinison was preaching
the Gospel on the
streets of Tulsa Later he
brought his comedy and
his scream to town with
a plan to return to
preaching A plan that
ended because of the
inability of two speeding
objects to successfully
occupy the same space
And Malika screamed

So now Sam Kinison
rests in the beautiful
Memorial Park Cemetery
in Tulsa and Tulsa
remains a fun town
but it’s not a funny one

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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