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Happy Or Sad, It Is A Choice

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Happy Or Sad, It Is A Choice



Why is one person more popular than another? Could it be their approach to life? People gravitate towards upbeat individuals To forget their own trials and strife If given the choice to be happy or sad Why would anyone chose the latter Life's too short to get hung up on negatives When really so much doesn't matter Life was meant to be lived like a stage play An opening, a middle and an ending With so many diversions to test us each day Our quest must be totally unbending There is no substitute for a happy full life When you're gone and lovingly remembered People will only recall the good times you had So be cheerful till you get to December © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:44:00 AM
    wow what a tribute write my dearest friend jack,,, so Lucky..awesome sharing .. and i just so lucky to read your inspiring poem... thanks you my poet :) for sharing <3 <3 <3 much luv and hugs far off :) Sk

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/19/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you my dear sweet Sukmawati! Your kind words are very much appreciated! Please come back again... love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Looks like you're still cheery IN December Jack! It's true what you say... people will typically only remember the good times they had once someone leaves... and so what more to remember the person when he/she was happy all the time! You're such a breath of fresh air on this site!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/18/2013 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am humbled by your comments! I have found a new good friend! Cheers!
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:03:00 AM
    I've heard it's a way of traveling and not a destination. Beautiful poem, I enjoyed reading this morning.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/18/2013 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well said my friend... thanks for dropping by!
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Happy full life of what? Toots R Us..? I started a poetry group but no one showed up... They must of had good taste or good sense... LOL... So I'm going to another one this week... I should be able to bedazzle them with my poetry... or make them run again.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/18/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If any of them escape across the border and end up here, I'll hold them for you! You certainly should bedazzle them... maybe it would also help if you mention that you know ME! LOL xoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:57:00 AM
    - I wish that everyone was happy - It's good for the soul to smile and laugh! - Thank you for spreading joy here every day,Jack! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/18/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear Anne-Lise! Keep smiling... hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:48:00 AM
    This is a very wondrous and incredible write my friend! You have impressed me with the splendor of this wonderful poem! I truly loved reading this delightful piece this morning! What a positive poem, such a remarkable write, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/18/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOWSERS! You are some kind of a friend to have here on the SOUP! Your kind comments brighten up even the cloudiest of days! Thanks once again my good friend!