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Do You Like What You See In The Mirror

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Do You Like What You See In The Mirror



Do you like what you see in the mirror? Do you cringe at your sordid reflection Take heart my dear friend, could be a lot worse We all have minor imperfections There are some of us with big oversized honkers And a some have these sticky out ears Eyes that are crossed and foul smelling breath Who haven't had friends in years People often say “we'll call you next week” But next week never seems to get here Could it be they're just trying hard to avoid me With my belly that's seen too much beer But the bottom line is we are all quite unique No one has a claim on perfection We don't have a choice with how we turn out It's totally about natural selection So now I feel better bout my funny appearance No more need to cover it with a beard Had this face fuzz since nineteen sixty-two Without it gonna feel a bit weird © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:44:00 PM
    we are our own worst critics....enjoyed this piece, nicely penned :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/28/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear Sandra... hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 1:59:00 PM
    No, not the beard! I have grown fond of the beard my friend, I like it! But you know, it is truly up to you, if you really want to shave it then do, you don't have to listen to us...but it seems that the consensus is we all want you to keep your beard! You don't want to disappoint all of us do you? HA HA! No pressure (don't cut it)! This is a perfect imperfection write my friend, and believe you me, we ALL have our imperfections, just that some of us seem to have more (Like me), Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/28/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Had it too long... me without a beard? Not a chance, it's who I've been since '62! Feeling better I hope!
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 9:30:00 AM
    I can truly relate to this. In the words of a friend of mine, "we are perfectly imperfect". Don't shave that beard. =D

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/28/2013 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "perfectly imperfect" perfectly said my good buddy! No worry the beard stays with me to the end! Hmmm 1962 to 2013, that's 51 frigging years! It's part of me... ya think! LOL
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:07:00 AM
    No Jack! Not the beard! It makes you loveable... Like Santy Clause! Dragons' crying in the corner again! See what you did!... If you take it off and don't like it... I told him he could make you one out of paper machet... Thank goodness he liked that... The water was getting deep around here... Not to mention my Blarney... Silly Dragon believes every thing we tell him!... You'd think he'd learn after a while! ... But it's better he doesn't... It solves a lot of problems... You know!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/28/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So what would like for Christmas, little girl! LOL xoxoxoxox