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Why Grow Up

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Why Grow Up



This question is often asked of me “When are you going to grow up?” My answer to that is “why grow up” “I'd much rather stay a young pup” Growing up sure ain't no damn fun To a world of conflict and strife Prefer to stay young and innocent like While leading a carefree life My single voice is of no consequence In the overall scheme of things Why should I rattle my li'l old brain In my world, it's eternal spring Things will go on long after I'm gone At my age my engine's on cruise One thing I've realized in all my years I've surely got nothing to lose © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:13:00 PM

    soup mail...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 3/5/2013 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just cannot understand how that happened! I have apologized to this sweet lady and told her it was ABSOLUTELY not intentional! Thanks for letting me know, dear friend! Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:33:00 PM

    Jack my sentiments exactly!! Well done and stay young!! Love deb

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 3/2/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm a young old geezer! LOL Love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:28:00 AM

    To live is to Learn. To learn is to grow up. But at our elderly Age that doesn't meant so much.... AAAhhh... The choices and freedoms that age does bring... Opens the world to childhood again. Written just for you and Cathie....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/28/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are at the top of the list in my books, sweet Carol!!! Cathie and I thank you and Mike for our dear friendship... big hugs sweet thing! xox
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:02:00 AM

    The good part is that at our age we can Choose to grow up or not... When we were younger we had no choice... Ah... The Freedoms!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/27/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How is you my dear Carol... everything cool? We just got dumped on with about 10 inches of that white stuff on the very day we are to pick up our new snazzy vehicle... bummer! Love ya... Jake xox
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:41:00 AM

    Oh and bt the way , don't grow up me friend we love you as you are xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/27/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely no fear of that my Mandy Tams friend! LOL Hugggggs!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:40:00 AM

    Hi there Jackers, I have missed seeing you ( my fault been busy) hopefully back up to speed soon and I will enjoy catching up.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/27/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey not a problem Miss Mandy! We all get bogged down at times! Love ya... big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:24:00 AM

    yes, what do we have to lose in living life with a lot of fun within our bones! I loved how you presented this poem, very fun and humorous! What a delightful piece, such an awesome poem, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/27/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy to know you're in agreement but I knew you would be my friend! Have a super Wednesday! Cheers!