Below is the poem entitled Young Whipper Snappers which was written by poet
Ellison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Was self-employed for thirty-five years
So when I finally called it quits
No big party, no expensive gold watch
No well wishers, no funny quips
As I quietly sailed off into the sunset
I heard this young fellow say
“Another piece of deadwood we're rid of!
Let's go, it's a brand new day”
That's funny, I said the very same thing
He's right, it's a brand new day
No more stress no ridiculous deadlines
Finally time for making hay
Young whipper snappers have no idea
Their time will come sure as rain
“Another piece of deadwood we're rid of!”
It'll be they who'll hear that refrain!
© Jack Ellison 2013