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1-800-Got Junk

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1-800-Got Junk

What's the big deal with garage sales Buying another man's junk Just because the price is dirt cheap People wind up in a funk They blindly go from house to house Looking for that special treasure A wobbly beat up old coffee table A saddle of genuine leather Once bought an antique gramophone Sits downstairs gathering dust When I first laid eyes on this treasure To own it was an absolute must Now what's the sense of buying stuff That you'll never use for sure You won't see it again in your lifetime The logic's a bit obscure 1-800 Got Junk? You've seen the signs everywhere Don't get caught up in this buying frenzy You'll just leave it all to your heirs! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Loved it. My Hubby collects books and plastic models. We're up to our eyeballs in the stuff. I learned not to want junk after living 33 years with his... Still one time I stopped and got an ottoman(footstool) and couldn't help myself... The moment I got home the 96 lb lab claimed it as hers... Haven't been able to get her off, to use it since... PS. She sleeps on the couch with her head and front paws on it... Once I got a cute end table... My son grabbedit for college to put his TV on... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/3/2012 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh I also included a copy for them to keep. 5 U.S. Presidents signed for me. Sold my total collection for a big bunch of cash! Don't ask me where that cash is now! Big huggeroonies, Jacko!
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/3/2012 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sold my baseball card collection last spring... 200,000+ cards... yikes! In the late eighties, I was obsessed with autograph collecting. Drew portraits of approximately 1,200 famous celebrities. Sent them through the mails requesting that they sign them... about 950 did! (con't)
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 4:56:00 PM
    yes, I've been on both sides of the junk pile. A light way to look at the overwhelming situation. Love it Jack-a-roo;)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack-a-roo sending you big mushy hugs and a boatload of happiness giggles!
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Yep, that's for sure! Got enough of my own junk--more than what will fit into my new house and still.......I'm drawn to look-see at whatever draws my eye, oh help me! Love the write! :) Tanya

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You have the disease I'm afraid... medical science is still looking for a cure but so far no dice! Thank you sweet Tanya... hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Amen. Just completed the move, sure puts the focus on "stuff that's important" and that which is not. Glad to have time to sit and read soup while the piles grow. Oh yeah, bigger house - need more stuff! Enjoyed your latest.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Been through too many of those hairy moves in my life. Our house is currently on the market so we'll be moving as well in the not too distant future1 Hang in there... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 7:37:00 AM
    Fun, fun, fun, Jack. We can't help ourselves, like moths to a flame.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "like moths to a flame"... that nails it my friend! I've been a slave to the collecting game... baseball cards, autographs, old movies! They sit and gather dust! It's an obsession or maybe more like an illness! LOL
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 6:30:00 AM
    Outstanding poetry you have shared with us Jack as usual. I have enjoyed reading it this morning. I will be back Monday to read more. I wish you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and inspiration. Love, Carol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, my dear Carol! Hope your weekend is filled with joy and much laughter! Love and hugs, Jack