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Jack's Beard

Had a beard since nineteen sixty-two Hate to think what's underneath Might even be a family of boat people Maybe an old Christmas wreath Heard that it's even quite possible Animals have been known to survive In the depth of my hairy countenance Where they multiply and thrive Haven't felt much movement lately Though sometimes I feel a twinge Perhaps whatever is living in there May have gone on a drunken binge Bottom line is I'll still have this beard When they lower me into the ground Don't dare shave it off for fear little beasties Will leap out and scurry around © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 9:39:00 PM
    Bravo! Before the chemo my dad had a beautiful beard like yours... At this point everyone has gone a scurrying....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 5:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Got everything crossed for your dad's speedy and complete recovery, dear Carol! Big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:16:00 PM
    It looks nice on you. It serves as a filter too when you drink. May be oneday it acquires some mysterious powers also, very funny and enjoyable write, Hugs!! Jag

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 5:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Like the "filter" thing! LOL You are very kind my friend... thanks a bunch! Love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:03:00 PM
    Funny stuff here. Keep me smiling Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/29/2012 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you got a kick out of it Jon... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:01:00 PM
    funny, funny, funny

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, thank you, thank you, my dear Vesna! Hugs from Canada! xox
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 5:02:00 PM
    It's too funny, Jack. You do look good with a beard so don't shave it off. Some people do. You can be a Santa Claus. Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was actually the Santa at our local Grandchildren's Christmas Party a few years ago! Some of the kiddies were sure I was the real guy! LOL Hugs, Santa xox
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 4:16:00 PM
    hahaha, wonderful funny write Jack, enjoyed reading, love elizabeth

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So happy you liked it Elizabeth! Big hugs and much love, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 12:59:00 PM
    hi Jack lol love this what a thought, perhaps darwins missing link is in there somewhere, all the best Owen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Never thought of that... could be! Gonna check it out... I'll get back to you! Cheers!
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 12:16:00 PM
    Smilin' Jack! Thanks for commenting on my latest post....sometimes i just gotta get these demons that bother the crap oughta me...out...jimbo

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Found it extremely interesting my friend! Scary stuff... thanks for dropping by!
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 11:46:00 AM
    Just don't grow it any long than "Harriet" did, or you may disappear too;) Even Jack's beard has stories to tell! Funny! Can't imagine you without it, Jolly Jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too! Not a pretty sight! LOL Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 9:13:00 AM
    I shall never look at your smiling face quite the same again!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Shaved it off once in the late sixties... looked like the bottom of my face was chopped off! My wife threatened me with divorce... little kids ran away from me screaming... Wild Kingdom wanted to do a piece on me! Obviously, grew it back and have it ever since!
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Awesome clever one here. Love your humor, Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea... LOL Big huggeroonies, Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Sticking ..... lol .... All "other" should be smooth shaved today ..... Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / huggs .... Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Shaved it off once... NOT a pretty sight! LOL Hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 7:52:00 AM
    I can relate , I have had a mostach since 16 much to my mothers initial disgust. I have only been without it a couple of times. It feels strange cold when I touch my lip. I also don't recognize my face without it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You inspired me to write about my own facial hair.
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Almost of my friends and family have never seen or don't remember me without one. If I shaved it off now, I would lose my identity!
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 7:32:00 AM
    Nahhh leave it my friend.... May do one for the cold months ahead... good write my friend... Michael

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not much chance of shaving it off at this late stage in life! It's like an old friend! Besides, people would pass me in the street and not recognize me! LOL Thanks again Michael! Cheers!
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:29:00 AM
    Beards fascinate me but never kissed a man with one.(gonna have to rectify that) I always think men are hiding behind them for some reason but then again if you have a menagerie in there it would be cruel to shave it off. xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Menagerie... LOL! Shaved it off once in 1972... nearly passed out from fright! Not pretty!