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Hey Wait A Minute

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Hey Wait A Minute

Hey! Wait a minute, what's going on
Is this how it's supposed to be
All stooped over, walking with a cane
Always needing to pee 

Told where to go and what to eat
Try so hard not to drool
Remembering days when I was the one
In control, I was so cool

Mom didn't tell me there'd be days like this
Happy in her own little world
She wanted to give me the inside scoop
But her flag became unfurled

All I can say is, I've enjoyed my trip
If I bite the bullet tomorrow
It's all been an absolute downright blast
So don't go showing me sorrow!

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 10:27:00 AM
    It's not how much time you have left, but how you spend it... After all those romantic poems my guess is it'll be with Cathie. You friend, Carol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/29/2012 5:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "but how you spend it"... so very true Miss Carol! Cathie and Jack forever... as we ride off into the sunset!
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:10:00 AM
    Great work Jack... If I can pray for you, I'll say "You will continue to flourish like the Palm Tree" "You shall be a joy of many generations" Esquire! Thanks for stopping by my poems.

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


    You are very kind, my friend! Thank you muchly... love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:33:00 PM
    What's all that talk about going out of here, Jack? You are not done yet, my friend. You have some work to do - like making me laugh. Yeah, you are not done yet, dear friend. Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We're all destined to get there eventually! Trust me, I'm certainly not ready! I feel it's a long way off for me! Hope you are well... great big hugs and much love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:06:00 PM
    May you always be in good health and be blessed in every way ..Enjoyed reading our creative work this evening..We all who are growing older want to stay in the best health and not get down but we never know what the future holds..They say that exercise is the key to staying well though..Thanks for stopping by..I don't see how those young ladies wear those heels..I have not been able to wear a high heel since I was young like maybe in my late twenties..I have had spinal problems..Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've been one of the lucky ones... seventy-seven and absolutely no health issues nor have I ever had any! So this poem certainly was not autobiographical! I also couldn't understand why women tortured themselves with those high heels! YIKES! I wish you good health health, dear Sara! Love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Here's wishing you many many more active years, friend!! jag

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jag! Never felt better... big hugs and much love! Jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:46:00 AM
    I hope you have a number of years before you get to this point.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Right now I feel like I'm on top of the world and have many more years before I bite the bullet! Happy thoughts, Jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 6:56:00 AM
    jack, very good....David

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks my friend! Good wishes... Jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 6:44:00 AM
    What is it with you more elderly gents, always talking about dropping off your perches. None of you want to go so don't dwell on it , it will shock you when it happens. Give us a lift Jack, not a funeral but we'll give you a blast when you do succumb somtime in the next 50 years or so xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/27/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was just my lame attempt at humour, my dear Miss Mandy! I can honestly say I have never been happier or healthier or felt better in my whole life. Just my unsuccessful attempt at humour I guess! I'm here for many more years to come! Love ya... big hugs, Jack xox