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A Greek Adonis

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A Greek Adonis



Okay my friends now let's just see Do I have any weaknesses of my own? Nope, after careful investigation I find I'm just perfect to the bone I'm a doggone stunning specimen Of a homo sapien supreme With bulging muscles everywhere My tummy is tight and lean So muscle bound, can't even bend To tie my oversized shoes Haven't seen some body parts Since nineteen sixty-two What's my secret you may ask To my Greek Adonis form? I chew on nuts and alfalfa grass Celery and cobs of corn Not your cup of tea you say? So keep up your over stuffed ways Like the very famous Goodyear Blimp You'll be drifting away in the haze! All in jest! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/5/2013 2:40:00 AM
    Dear Jack, how marvelously written! I could stop laughing. Being formerly an Adonis myself I see (or don’t) see the point. I am a Canadian citizen myself, living in Greece now. Thank You, you made my day with your superb verse!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/5/2013 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey! Great to meet you my friend! I see you are a relative newcomer... WELCOME! I joined in August! Previously belonged to another site but switched to P-Soup and surely haven't been disappointed. A GREAT bunch of people here! (con't)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/5/2013 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Where did you live in Canada? I call Freelton, Ontario my home. It's a small town about 60km southwest of Toronto. Had fun with this silly poem... glad to hear you enjoyed it! Until the next time... your new friend, Jack
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Oh Oh! That diet is messing with you if you're eating those things... TSK! TSK! LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 5:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just a mere shadow of my former self! LOL Actually corn's okay but those other three items are pretty low on my list! Love Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:33:00 PM
    hahaha, good it's in jest, by the next to last stanza, I thought it might be a cow in pasture! You are GREAT, jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I used to weigh about the same as a cow but since I lost 42 pounds, I'm this slim trim Adonis type specimen! LOL Love ya! Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:13:00 PM
    This is a fantastic and a fabulous write my friend! You have delivered yet another fascinating and delightful poem into our heads! I really loved reading this wondrous and enlightening piece this afternoon! What a 'perfect' poem for a man with a 'perfect' body, lol! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "a man with a 'perfect' body"... well not quite perfect but there's still hope (maybe not)! LOL! Have a great day, my friend!
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 7:06:00 AM
    You are in fine form with this piece. Well done Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A little bit of frivolity for a Thursday morning! Have a great day!
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:32:00 AM
    You start out the new year with a smile, Jack. - Thank you! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mission accomplished then... love ya! Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:26:00 AM
    I wonder what it is - that chews on nuts, alfalfa grass, celery, and corn? Hmm? Whatever it is, it sounds cute. Funny write, Jack. Enjoyed!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Having a little fun Toquyen! Have a happy day!