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A Hot Cup Of Joe

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A Hot Cup Of Joe



Is there anything finer Than that first cup of coffee? It's better than sex by a mile It lifts up your spirits Sets the tone for the day And forces the biggest of smiles People will wonder What you have up your sleeve They'll think you won at the track Unknown to them Is the fact you don't gamble And you're not into heroine or crack Now a hot cup of joe Is addictive they say But think of the lives that it saves It cuts down on suicides And domestic abuse That sends young folks to their graves It's a small price to pay Makes sure you're on board It keeps those Colombians employed Instead of drug runners They're coffee bean hustlers As a bonus their economy's buoyed So next time you visit A Starbuck's or such Remember it's more precious than gold For keeping us sane Our eyes on the prize Puts a stop to our brains getting old © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Nothing like the smell of coffee in the a.m., Jack; or in the afternoon...or night! LOL Enjoyed your Quatrain! Always, Annalise

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just got up... gonna go make myself one of those life saving brews! LOL Yee haw! Everything is right with the world... love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 10:26:00 AM
    i totally agree and like the way you've expressed your coffee-love!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/5/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There's a lot of us coffee addicts out there, eh! Thanks for dropping by Ilene... love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 10:21:00 AM
    I don't know if it makes me happy... But thank goodness it can wake me up! I think I would walk around all day and miss the entirety of it all without the caffeine... LOL... Actually 'm sure of it!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/5/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's what makes the world go round! LOL
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 5:35:00 AM
    Wow, is that good? Better than sex? Now that is really good, Jack. I drink frappuccino (Java Chips) at Star Bucks and it is the best. So I kinda know what you are talking about. We want happy folks, don't we? So whatever brings you joy, employ all, lol. And in the mean time if it helps the Columbians, the merrier :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/5/2013 5:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There would be a lot more grumpy people in this old world without that morning cup of joe. There's already enough nastiness! Maybe it should be the law that says every single person on the planet must drink one cup EVERY morning before starting out! No more wars? LOL Hugs, Jack