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The Sunny Side

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The Sunny Side

Most of us see what we want to see And hear what we want to hear Never wishing to complicate our lives Want happiness with very few tears The world is surely not a perfect place It has flaws we must overcome But always looking on the sunny side Helps us deal with them one by one Sure not an expert when it comes to love I only know what I've observed Over many years of experiencing life We usually get back what we serve So I'll try to sum it up in a nut shell Here's what I've discovered through life It takes a bunch of give and take But basically we're all much alike Most of us see what we want to see And hear what we want to hear So keep on looking on the sunny side Happiness is always near © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 10/26/2012 5:37:00 PM
    This is a very inspiring piece, Jack! Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts with the poetry community :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/26/2012 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your very kind words, my dear Heather... they are very much appreciated! Love ya!
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 2:37:00 PM
    ..... totally agree, Jack !!!!!! Hope your weekend will be nice!! Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/26/2012 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope you have a sunny weekend, my dear Miss Norway! Love and big big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 12:57:00 PM
    I agree with the message of this poem. It certainly is easier to face life but view the good side of it. Not ignoring the bad side, but choosing not to dwell on it. The flow of this poem strikes me as somewhat inferior to some of your other works but I still like it. Keep up the good work!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/26/2012 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "but choosing not to dwell on it"... well said my friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Great poem Jack. You summed it up quite well and so true. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Looking on the sunny side, Constance:)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Constance for your kind words and welcome to The Soup! I KNOW you will enjoy it here with all these great friends! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 1:30:00 PM
    So glad you are serving us your 'sunny side up!' Don't know how you'd be as appealing if we saw your 'over easy' side;)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    People have been known to wear sun glasses when they're around me... one can never be too careful! Hugs, Sunny Jack!
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 10:43:00 AM
    True. True... No one wants to see a frown. They run... But a smile is worth it's weight in gold!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    People are always asking... hey Jackeroonie, why are you always smiling? My answer is... why not! Pretty sure some think I'm looney toons! LOL Big hugs and much love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 9:57:00 AM
    you words shine on the sunny side of the street, jack... well done and hello to happiness!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happiness is a choice! I choose to be happy! Big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Nothing like morning coffee with a shot of Jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey! Thanks my buddy... and I throw that one right back at ya!!! Cheers, Jack (a lifetime member of La-La Land in good standing!)
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:48:00 AM
    very philosophical and well said!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just call me "Jack the Philosopher"... LOL Or maybe "Jack the Jester"... ah that feels more like it! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Thanks for serving the day Sunny Side up. New Guy Rick

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey hey!!! Welcome to the Soup! Thanks for the sunny comment! Trust me, you will love it here, Rick... a fantastic bunch of people! Enjoy...
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Yes, I totally believe that "you get what you serve" and God can help you look on the bright side. Good words, Jack. Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words, dear friend! Love and many happy thoughts, Jack