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More Ups Than Downs

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Life has many ups and downs Personally more ups than downs A happy long life with many more years A bunch more smiles than frowns Surely one of the fortunate ones The genes were a very huge factor Ten kids and us at a baseball game In the bleachers, we had our own sector Nine were girls and then li'l ole me The talk of our little old burg The Ellison's have finally produced a boy Biggest news our town had heard Dancing in the streets, parties all night A celebrity at a tender young age Predicted to be spoiled with all those girls To fawn over this sweet wee babe Turned out sweet, a stunning specimen Can still bring it at seventy-eight! It's getting tougher and tougher, though Can't handle any more on my plate! Well that's my life in a nutshell, my friends Unique I guess you could say In this day and age of smaller families Our story is rare nowadays © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Great poem, big familes was the in thing back in the day. i also came from a big family. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us. Good night.... Lucilla

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/23/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's "SWEET dreams" LOL
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/23/2013 9:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's you I must thank my sweet and lovely Lucilla! Your kind words are always so eloquently expressed! Sweey dreams... love, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Dragon's from a small family of one and he's a boy too... But we don't dare spoil him... he's already crazy enough... But he told me the ups always equal the downs... He checked that out this morning... He says every time he takes off... he later has to come down...I don't think that's what he was talking about... Dragon! He told me that Grandpa Troll said he'd live a long time, too... He said it's nice to know there's someone out there just like him... Might be true... Gotta love you both...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/23/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You and all your guys... y'all have a super duper day! Ya hear! xoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:07:00 AM
    WOW! Nine sisters, that must be something else my friend! I feel for you not to have a brother, although I have one and we were obnoxious to one another when we were kids, but now we are much better! I feel both my brother and sister are blessings! It's awesome to have siblings...do you still believe that with all nine sisters you have had? I really loved reading this delightful and glorious write this morning! What a fantastic poem my friend, such a magnificent piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/23/2013 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually I can only recall four of them at home. The others were married and having children of their own when I was growing up. I have a niece who is one year older than I am. Strange, us people up here in Canada! LOL