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Pretending You're Dead

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Pretending You're Dead



Pretending you're dead can at times be the pits It frightens the family it scares them to bits They run around screaming and covering their eyes They surely weren't ready for my big surprise Pulling this off was a lead pipe cinch Haven't seen Charlie or Aunt Abigail since The dog's on the roof, the cat's up a tree If the truth be known scared the crap outta me Decided to confess and tell them the truth Now my clothes are all ripped I'm missing a tooth They didn't see the humour they said it twern't funny Hightailed it outta there quick like a bunny The moral of this tale listen carefully please If you ever decide to pretend you're deceased My advice to you wear armor or such There's a chance you'll soon be needing a crutch © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 1:04:00 AM
    Have you ever written limericks? I can imagine you'd be good at them... you seem quite snappy with your rhymes. But seriously where do you come up with this stuff? This whole piece was so ridiculous and yet that was the genius of it. Btw... I've never heard the term "lead pipe cinch"... some Canadian thing?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/11/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tried a couple but haven't you heard... I'm the QUATRAIN KING"!!! LOL I stick with what I know and don't venture into the unknown! :) Hmmm "Lead pipe cinch"... don't know where originated! It's probably no longer used much anymore!
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Your ideas have no ends or limitations. Sir, you surprise me! This playful innocent soul is beyond adorable! Enjoyed reading you.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/25/2013 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are ever so kind my good man! Your kind words are accepted and appreciated. PLease check your Soup Mail for a response to your. My sincerest good wishes, Jack
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:02:00 PM
    :-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/11/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Crafty, crafty humor. I guess you telling them they should be happy that you're really alive didn't appease them.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/25/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just having some fun my good man. I'm assuming this would be the reaction if I did pretend I was no longer among the living. But who knows, I could be wrong and instead there'd be a great celebration! LOL
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Jack my friend, May I give you an advise, Don't ever play this game, for you might be for a surprise! Ha-Ha! Good one, but we do not play with fire when we wear... inflammable clothes! Your friend, Demetrios

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/26/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will take your advice my friend... no sense pushing my luck eh! LOL Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 10:24:00 AM
    What did they beat you up while you were seemingly dead? Wow, this is a tremendous write my friend! You sure can come up with some ingenious poems Jack! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/25/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I truly believe I've lost control of my mind sometimes! I never know where it's going to lead me! LOL
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 10:12:00 AM
    HA HA HA HA HA HA! Good one. Yes, I know from experience that this IS NOT A JOKE! ;) Loved it, Jack. Simply loved it!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/25/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "From experience???" Tell me about it dear friend! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Loved it! I'd never do that... I'm an attention hog... When I get done they're the one's playing hide and seek... But they always look flustered when I find them... Don't understand why?... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 2/25/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's because you and those Trolls of yours are tricky and I would even hazard to say, a bit magical! LOL Hugs xox