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Betwixt And Between

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Betwixt And Between



Betwixt and between Sadness and mirth Happy but sad For dear Mother Earth Feeling sorry for Adding to the mess Not really aware Of my part I confess Betwixt and between Feel guilty at times Having so much While others are crying The worldwide problem Of hunger and disease Is difficult to remedy Near impossible to ease Betwixt and between I sit here and cry 'Bout the inequality Don't understand why Do we throw up our hands Say nothing can be done Go on and forget it Just enjoying the sun Betwixt and between Filled with sadness and love Gotta keep on trying With help from up above © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:29:00 PM
    I do at times feel a bit selfish to complain about petty things... when others so far away are fighting just to survive. This was a heartfelt piece and a great reminder to not always think about your current situation, only. I love your title - even if betwixt means the same thing as between... lol.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/5/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Betwixt and between is an old saying from way back. But what you say about people just fighting to survive... because we feel so helpless, we try not to think about it. Very sad!
  1. Date: 5/4/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Great work..Apparently about Earth Day..Enjoyed reading this one today..Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/4/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Was not on my mind my intention when I wrote it but it definitely fits doesn't it! Thanks once again Sara! Have a great Sunday! xoxox
  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Know exactly what you mean Jack...I think about this every time I give my dogs table scraps...that some people would love them...makes ya cry....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/4/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The equality in the world is disgusting... we really don't know how fortunate we are! Love ya Donna... xoxoxox
  1. Date: 5/4/2013 10:56:00 AM
    You're probably not adding near the mess as my Dragon is... especially to my roses, today... So cheer up you're solving a problem by writting about things along the way. And if you want to clean up the earth... If it'll make you feel better, I say... I'll give you a shovel, if you come by my friend. For here, there's a lot to do... My Dragon gave the roses another migraine today... I'll let you clean off the poopy doo, asa favor to you today... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/4/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOWSERS! Do you tell Mike about your Dragon and the Trolls? LOL xoxoxox