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Your Magical Bank Account

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Your Magical Bank Account

Imagine if you were to wake up one morning
To discover you're the big jackpot winner
Eighty-six thousand, four hundred dollars
You could treat the whole neighbourhood to dinner

Well you're a big jackpot winner every single day
Cause eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds
Are deposited in your Magical Bank account
Like a bonus sent down straight from heaven

Use them wisely your account could be closed
At any old time without warning
Time races by much quicker than you imagine
No guarantees you'll see another morning

So enjoy yourself, live your life to the fullest
Each second is worth much more than gold
Live and love with sweet kindness in your heart
It's a ticket straight to heaven I've been told

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:51:00 PM

    Wow Jack, such heart warming wisdom. Sorry, I have to rush off. I have to go to the bank. :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/9/2012 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "Each second is worth much more than gold"... this about says it all eh! When you get to be an old geezer like me, you tend to do a lot of reminiscing!
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:57:00 PM

    True... I'm counting each second as a blessing with my Dad... I've brought his health back up... But the chemo will just keep coming till the first of the year. At times I'm sure I'll be holding my breathe... and counting those seconds a few more times till then. Your friend.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Didn't realize how my little poem would have such meaning for you and your dad, my dear sweet friend! "I've brought his health back up"... this is fantastic news! Give him my best and tell him I want to see a picture of him after the chemo and he regrows his beard! Big hugs and the very best wishes from Cathie and me! xox
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 12:16:00 PM

    Hi JAck I agree with you every second is precious but like them most when reading your verses, all the best Owen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow... very nice my friend! Much appreciated... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:17:00 AM

    Nice one jack and you sure sound like you like to squeeze every second. well done, I laugh when \i think my husband married me for my money then found i didn't have any...ha ha, I got my own back and by staying married to him for this last 33 years. I will be taking some of yours soon now I can get back into a routine xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Make each second count! Like I said in the third stanza, your account may be closed at any time! LOL Thank you dear Mandy... love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:54:00 AM

    So true jack!Love every line of this poem!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my good friend! Hope you use your 86,400 seconds wisely... have a good one, Jack
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:14:00 AM

    "what profit a man........................" very true Jack it appears you have already been making good use of your seconds. Well done jack.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/5/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There is another one available to you with an unlimited balance once you have overdrawn the current account.
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Must make good use of 'em EVERY single day... never know when your account gets closed! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:11:00 AM

    Yes we should treasure these moments we've been given. Well penned.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you a bunch my good friend... use your 86,400 seconds wisely! Have a great day... Jack
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:53:00 AM

    Jack I love your sentiments in this gem, hope you are enjoying you 86 400 seconds today :) have a blessed one

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I enjoy my 86,400 seconds EVERY day... enjoy yours! Love your kind words Wilma! Big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:38:00 AM

    Money does not make you happy Jack, but would like to have some more .... Wish you a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry... all I can send you are smiles and happy thoughts! LOL Love to you Miss Norway!
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 11/5/2012 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can send you my account number ... lol .. - Anne-Lise :)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 11/5/2012 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wish I could send you some... dear sweet friend! Love and big hugs, Jack xxx