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A Boy Named Sue By Chris A boy named Sue can be summed up by the title alone but it can be dissected much deeper to find a much more metaphorical meaning The poem starts out discussing how a boy at the age of three became fatherless when his dad left him and his mother with nothing but an old guitar an empty bottle of booze and the branded name of Sue Throughout his life everyone ridiculed him until he learned that he had to be strong on his own Because his father deserted him at such an early age and he had no father figure to take his place he had to find out the tough way how hard life really was He finally decided that he needed to search for his father in the towns which he fled to to escape his identity He guiltlessly thought of murdering his father for the shame and pain that he had brought to him After searching in every bar and honky-tonk in every town hed been to he finally found his father in a saloon in Gatlinburg Although he found his dad it was purely by coincidence He found him because he needed to quench his thirst with an alcoholic beverage While entering the saloon he noticed a man dealing poker at a table across the bar Instantly he realized that the one man he was looking for was sitting there staring at him face to face Without regard for his own safety he quickly cracked his father in the face with a bar chair Quickly his father sprang up with a knife and took a slice out of his ear His heart beating rapidly and his fathers disregard for his presence made his blood turn deathly cold in an instant Crashing into the street clinched together the man and his father flung themselves at each other in a mangy battle for pride and
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