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Electric Shock Treatment

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Electric Shock Treatment

I'm sure this has happened to most of you You come up with a brilliant thought Before getting a chance to write it down It vanishes just like a shot! You try and try so hard to remember Could it be some great new invention? Your mind's travelled south for the winter And has no capacity for retention You start to sweat and feel the panic Was it a marvellous new discovery? Was it going to change the way we live? The odds are slim for recovery You consider the electric shock treatment Sticking your finger in a socket Reconsidered 'cause your hands were wet Jammed 'em back into your pocket So you resign yourself and figure it's gone Then back it pops into your brain What you were trying so hard to remember Was your Mom and Pop's last name! ©Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 5:42:00 PM
    Ha,hahahaha...I haven't forgot that yet!.......... I don't think? :o)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now let's see, my Mom and Pops's last name... hmmmm! Ding! I got it! That would be MY last name, right? Aha!
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Comical write Jack, grinning ear to ear! Hugs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ear to ear grins right back at ya, Cecillia! Love and big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Loved the last line the best... But it's never happened to me...What was that again... I forget! LOL PS. My epilepsy doesn't give me seizures... It makes me forget... momentarily. Called absentesia (SP?)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "absentesia"... looked it up, couldn't find it in Webster's! Sounds like my wee poem gave you a chuckle! Love your humour dear Carol... hugs and much love, Jack
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 7:19:00 AM
    Good one Jack, i worked in a care home for 10 years (i was suppose to be retired) this place gave me lots of ideas much like your poem here.. i really like this.... i see you belong Ontario. we have friends in Kingston and not been able to contact.. did they miss the storm we are wondering....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/31/2012 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Most likely they were hit harder than we were... we kinda dodged the bullet where we live. We had buckets of rain and pretty strong winds but very little damage. We live about 200 miles southwest of Kingston! Hope you hear from them and they're okay! Cheers!
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:37:00 AM
    Hahaha.....enjoyed the humour very much Jack.A great poem.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/31/2012 5:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my good friend... have a great day and laugh a lot! Cheers, Jack