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“Birds of a feather, flock together”
They also do other things as a group
Like pooping on your brand new bonnet
At times they'll even poop in your soup 

“Laughter is always the best medicine”
Not so if you have a runny nose
You'll get that green stuff all over the face
You might even get some on your toes

“Sleep tight, don't let the bugs bite”
Those nasty little critters are pests
Sleeping tight sure ain't gonna stop 'em
From chomping on your tender pink flesh

“You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
What an absolutely disgusting concept
At least you could wait till the pig's deceased
'Cause I'm sure the damn thing would object

“Keep a stiff upper lip, my dear old chap”
It'll stop you from saying certain words
Like “honeyfuggle” or “snollygoster”
But you can still utter “dirty turds”

“One man's junk is another man's treasure”
Let's try to be realistic here
If you treasure a broken down piece of junk
Then you're welcome to it, my dear

“Good things come to those who wait”
Especially if you're waiting to sprinkle
If you cross your legs and sing “Hey Jude”
It'll seem like no time till you tinkle!

Deceive by flattery or sweet-talk, swindle or cheat
A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician

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  1. Date: 11/24/2012 5:39:00 AM
    I gotta wait before reading more of these.... Too Painful! I laughed so hard reading these I broke a coupla ribs. Great write, my friend, great write. Jake

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/24/2012 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So sorry to hear about your broken ribs... now you take it easy till they heal, ya hear! Thanks for the chuckle, John!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 9:32:00 PM
    I loved the first one because I was in my car wondering when I should sell the old thing. I figured I should let God tell me. A flock of geese suddenly took off of a roof and dumped goose poop all over my car missing all the cars tucked in around me. I sold the car and was careful what I ask for after that. It really happened!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/17/2012 4:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "careful what I ask for" LOL Could have been worse I guess... damn geese! Hugs and love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:22:00 PM
    Even a blind hog'll find an acorn once in a while. Sure glad this one eyed Yank found your poetry, well, thanks to our good friend Carol.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like your contribution my friend! LOL I guess you know Carol is with her Dad in Arizona while he goes through chemotherapy! Hope everything turns out positive for them! Have a great evening, John!
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 8:46:00 AM
    I have witnessed my share of Snollygosters over the years. What an absolutely fabulous word to describe them. I will have to try and use it in a sentence today.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    From an on-line thesaurus... "Snollygoster" one, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles. I trust there are a few of them around... what say you? LOL
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 7:11:00 AM
    I like the way you handle axioms. Full of fun but real! Keep up the great work Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Stay tuned... more coming! Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 5:46:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem, Jack, especially the last one. Lol. Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We've heard these axioms all our lives! This is how I interpret them! LOL Love and hugs, Jack