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Need New Batteries

Here's a story that's one for the books A tale that's really quite odd Turned out the lights in our hotel room And journeyed to the land of Nod Woke up next morning bout seven a.m. Anxious to get back on the road Packed our things and went to check out Started to get a feeling of forebode Doors to the lobby were locked up tight Not a soul to be seen anywhere Thought to myself this is really strange Usually there's people everywhere Noticed the watch on my wrist had stopped It was reading five fifteen AM Damn thing needs new batteries I thought So we get back on the road again Not a lot of cars which seemed a bit strange It was still pretty dark outside Passed a sign which gave the correct time And I couldn't believe my eyes Nearly ran off the road as I checked it out Five twenty-four the sign read The clock in the room was out by two hours Could've still been asleep in bed! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:03:00 AM
    Hey Jack. I just wanted to say I posted a new poem called Hicks in the Sticks. I wanted to write something with your quirky sense of humor... if you ever get the chance I'd like to know what you think of it :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will definitely head over and check it out as soon as my brain starts functioning again... just got up!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:48:00 PM
    What a "palm-to-face" story! This once happened in my family on our way to church. Arriving 2 hours too early! Ended up eating out at breakfast though... so I guess it was worth it.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/11/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Now why didn't we think of that??? We arrived earlier than we intended and did a bit of sight seeing! A great trip! Take care my friend!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Lol, don't you hate that? I think I did that before - getting up early only to find out that I could have slept for a few more hours! At least you got to enjoy the fresh morning air :). Love it, Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No traffic on the highway was a great revelation! LOL Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 8:16:00 AM
    That'll never happen to me... Sleep any where, any time, can't wake up... Suprisingly sounds like a dream my Hubby had last night... But really, You guys! Where's the Trolls and Dinosaurs? Where's the fun? Where's my aspirin... I won't admit to things like that... might give fuel to too many smug comments from the dragon, and Trolls... It's hard to keep the upper hand around them you know.... LOL... After reading that, I'll take a nap... as a salute to your determination.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Life plays tricks on me sometimes... it knows I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff! LOL xoxox
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:16:00 AM
    lol. Had me a good chuckle, Jack. Nice one, my friend. :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/9/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This actually happened although we discovered it before hitting the road! LOL Hugs, Jack xox