Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

H-Less Jon

Jack Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison - LIFETIME Premium Member Jack Ellison - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled H-Less Jon which was written by poet Jack Ellison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Jack Ellison

Best Jack Ellison Poems

+ Fav Poet

H-Less Jon

Found a new friend, his name is Jon
Asked him, 'where the heck is your H?'
He tried to recall and seemed to remember
There was a shortage in 1938

Parents failed to put their order in on time
So Jon was basically out of luck
His H has been missing ever since then
Poor guy it really must suck

Imagine all the times people have asked him
Likely driving him out of his beano
Certainly can't be blamed for a tirade or two
Heard he's heavily into the vino

Strange how a small thing like a missing H
Can affect one's psyche to the core
If you happen to have an extra H lying around
He'll pay a big bunch of moolah I'm sure

Found a new friend, his name is Jon...

© Jack Ellison 2012

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 11/21/2012 4:42:00 PM
    Great down-home humor Jack!...My middle name is Hugh so I may have an extra one somewhere... I'll check in my attic - Tim

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/21/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim... if you find one, my friend will pay big bucks for it! :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Funny! Is "Jack" short for "John?" Seems some parents forgot what they named their sons and just started calling them 'Jack!'

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have heard since I was a wee snort! However, in my case, not true! My real name is Charles, strangely enough, my nickname is Jack and all I'm ever called or known by! Now you know the rest of the story! LOL Hugs and much love, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:33:00 AM
    On the other hand, I've been packing around a totally useless "H" for years! Enjoyed this, JoHn

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/10/2012 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So maybe you could donate your 'H' to my new friend! LOL Have a great weekend, Jo"H"n
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:28:00 PM
    Hello Jack, thank you for the smile...pd

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/9/2012 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Silly eh... big huggeroonies, love Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:34:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Jack. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

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


    You are so sweet Miss Sunshine! Thanks for those kind words... have a great weekend! Hugs and much love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:53:00 AM
    My Dad grew up in the 30's and 40's so I've heard a lot about the way of live and shortages since I've been here with him as he's been talking about the past. Our topics always seem to be in tune between us... It's amazing when that happens... Say hi to Cathy for me. Your friend... Carol PS. I usually read your poems to my Hubby, but at the moment am reading them to my Dad... You brighten him up with laughter.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/9/2012 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Choked up a bit after reading your last line, Miss Carol! Glad I could brighten up your Dad's day! Tell him to "hang in there, buddy" Love and big big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Hey Jack... there's some sleazy looking guy downtown who says he's selling some 'H'... would Jon be interested... Terry (funny idea for a funny poem)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/9/2012 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Guess it will depend on what he's asking! I'll talk to him, I'm seeing him tonight. LOL Have a good one, Terry!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:19:00 AM
    very funny, but most men named jon (short for jonathan) that i know spell their names minus the "h." great poem, though!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/9/2012 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just met this Jon fellow and thought, what a great idea for a poem... silly eh! Love ya! Hugs, Jack