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Ralphie Boy

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Ralphie Boy



“You lose sixty seconds of happiness For every minute you're mad” So damn well cheer up everybody Things aren't really that bad Ralph Waldo Emerson said that While not exactly that way Ralphie was a pretty smart cookie So listen to what he had to say “If you build a better mousetrap The world will beat a path to your door” No truer words have ever been uttered An old smarty pants, that's for sure “Don't be squeamish about your actions Life is just one big experiment” Be not afraid to step out of the box You could be the next company president “You lose sixty seconds of happiness For every minute you're mad” So buck up my laddies and lassies It's the best life you'll ever have! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Yes, I agree...such a waste of energy...staying mad, keeping grudges..Well said, and Ralph Waldo was very wise and smart! Love this too, Jack! Love, Annalise

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/14/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always look forward to hearing from you, my dear sweet Annalise! Your comments are always so supportive! Love, love, love you! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 5:46:00 AM
    Hi Jack, I have not visited for long because I was away, now I am back and pay you a visit which was rewarded by this enjoyable poem of yours!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/13/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So happy to hear from you again, my good friend Demetrios!!! I was disappointed when you told us you were leaving the site! Certainly glad you're back... cheers, Jack!
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:26:00 PM
    This is so very awesome, a glorious write for sure my friend! I truly loved reading this delightful poem this evening! Sorry I have read this so late but family must come first and when one ends up in the hospital you have to take care of them. But I did make it here to read this illustrious piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/13/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, what's this about a trip to the hospital... hope everything's OK! Certainly no need to apologize, family always first. Let me know how things are... your friend, Jack
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 10:19:00 AM
    enjoyed...Linda

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a bunch, dear Linda! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Hey Jack... If Emerson is right... why aren't they beating a path to our poems... They're WAYYYY Cool... HUH...Maybe the Dragon is holding is holding them off... I'll have to have a talk with him about being so onery... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/13/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually I have the power to communicate with Ralphie boy from beyond. Told me to tell you, not to trust that dragon... he'll turn on you when it comes down to the crunch! LOL Hey! I'm just telling you what my friend Ralphie told me... xoxoxox
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:15:00 AM
    Always entertaining, Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/12/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Old Ralphie boy was a pretty smart cookie eh! Thanks for dropping by, my friend... cheers!