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A Happiness Sermon

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A Happiness Sermon

Doom and gloom sure aren't my middle names More like upbeat and happy for which I'm famed There ain't no damn future in promoting ill will Each morning the sun still peeks over the hill There's enough negativity in the world to go round Let's not encourage this scourge with a frown You've only one life to live then it's done Why not be remembered for promoting good fun It isn't that hard for mankind to achieve And it's never too late if we all still believe Things will be better for our kids and their kids If we just put our trust in the joy in our midst In this happiness sermon I'm trying my best Some say pshaw you'll fail in your quest I say to the nay sayers, just listen my friends We'll meet the same fate so let's laugh till the end © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:41:00 PM
    Jack; This is so nice and so original. I loved it. Why not not be happy? Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/10/2012 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Why not not be happy?"... EXACTLY! Thanks for your sweet words my dear Lucillia! Hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 3:06:00 PM
    I agree... Hence the Troll poems... I'm on a Christmas kick ,right now... Then back to my Trolls.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Busy, busy, busy... but must get over to see what you've posted lately! Sorry... :(
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 1:08:00 PM
    I am with you! Wonderfully written, truly inspiring!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A great big thank you my friend for those very kind words... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 6:54:00 AM
    This is the first thing read this morning. What a great way to start the day. Warm thoughts, Ralph

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy to start your day off with a smile my friend! Have a good one, Jack
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 4:32:00 AM
    Hi Jack could not agree more wonderful eths my friend going in my favs, all the best Owen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! You honour me my friend... thanks a bunch! Have a great day... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Very witty and enjoyable. All smiles here.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 4:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and have a great Sunday my friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Good stuff with a great message Jack, one smile can light up any heart whereas a frown can ruin the best of days so why not spread joy, and that you've done my friend, blessings, Carl

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/8/2012 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's mission accomplished if I've just brightened up one person's day! Thanks for the kind reply, Carl! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 8:57:00 AM
    good one Jack accept in this case your preaching to the Choir! Enjoyed the Sermon.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/8/2012 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Glad you could relate, my west coast brother! Have a great Sunday! Jackers