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Can't Handle This Blip

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Can't Handle This Blip



They shut off our power for about 3 hours To make needed repairs they say D'ya know how that affects our daily routine Like our arm's been cut off half way No heat, no lights, no computers, no telly We might as well cash in our chips Aware it was only from nine until noon But my mind can't handle this blip Anything different from my normal routine Throws me in a kind of a dither I get all sweaty and my eyes bulge out My speech starts to slip and slither I once was able to handle these disruptions When I was young, handsome and virile Now that I'm a slobbering vile old man My mental capacity has fizzled Some people suffer from a power shortage Every single day of their lives Got nothing to do with a disruption in hydro Their ageing is in overdrive © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Ha ha Jack so funny, your a star....Seren

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/4/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "your a star"... may I quote you dear Seren? LOL Big big hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 1:59:00 AM
    I love your poem so much my dear friend, Jack! A well done poem written by one of my favorite poets who I'm sure will forever young and virile in mind. I enjoyed so much and thank you for sharing and the big smiles! love and hugs, Leonora

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/3/2013 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so delighted to know you my dear Leonora! You are one of my sweetest friends here on the Soup! The first name I look for when checking my "Inbox" is yours! Hugs and oodles of love, Jack xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:19:00 PM
    we are all very spoiled, hahaha. this is a great humorous one!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/3/2013 5:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear Andrea! "Spoiled"... good word! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Lol, oh, that is just too funny! Jack, you can tell like it it, ha. I don't know if I can handle disruption either. It would definitely throw me in overdrive :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/3/2013 5:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You were missing for a couple of days, hope you are feeling okay! I guess we all freak out when the power goes out! We are so dependant on technology these day! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Ha ha, this is another one of your hilarious and masterful writes my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this afternoon! Your lack of power has reminded me of times in the middle of the night when we lost power, and our clocks went off! It's amazing how much we depend on such a small little thing as the time of day! It drove me crazy! But I did enjoy the candles in all the rooms! That was fun! Anyway, this poem is another spectacular write of yours! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/3/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You never fail to brighten up my day, Russell! Again, thanks a bunch - Jack
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Hahaha! Oh Jack- you are so brilliant. I love reading your work, it never ceases to bring smiles to my face. :) I am totally with yah on this one- having no electricity... OH MY GOODNESS, it is brutal!! LOL.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/3/2013 4:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOWSERS!!! Going to save this one my dear Anne... you are the sweetest! You sure put a smile on MY face! Big big hugs and oodles of love! xoxoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Eexcrementaly heard

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/2/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't think I've ever had a comment like that before... LOL
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Sooooo cute Jack... I am so spoiled since the days I grew up with an outhouse and no indoor water at all. I feel your pain!!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/2/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We actually once had an outhouse too!!! YIKES! And this is Canada... imagine the winters! LOL
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 7:45:00 AM
    I've had a power shortage to my brain for years... Yoiu think that's bad... I have two teenagers going nuts when the powers out... One ran his phone down to nothing then told us to run the car so he could recharge his phone battery... At $4.00 / gallon... r.i.g.h.t... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/2/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We used to have those strange people (teenagers) living with us! Trust me they eventually leave, hopefully before you're old and drooling like me! LOL