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Upbeat You Say

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Upbeat You Say



It's a brand new day that lies ahead Fame and fortune or heartaches instead Each new day, it remains to be seen Happy or sad or a place in between You can't just leave it to fate every day Your approach is key, you do have a say The same old story bout good versus evil Bout ying and yang, calm or upheaval No one's mastered this up and down stuff We try our best so that's surely enough What more can we do, just smile and say We're happy as all get out every damn day Heard it a lot but it's still true as ever Your approach is key, it's how we measure So as I proclaimed at the start of this poem Just plug away till the cows come home! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 2:46:00 AM
    :) when your poems makes my day, Thank You Jack.. love it :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/7/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friendly!!! Big hugs and much love, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 11:55:00 PM
    You're still your own quirky-self, but I feel your poems are delving deeper and deeper, becoming more profound. You introduce me to new saying each time, it seems... I've heard 'till the fat the lady sings - but 'till the cows come home? This is new to me...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/7/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    QUIRKY! That's it... have been trying forever to find a word that describes this old fart! That's it... QUIRKY and I'm damn proud of it! LOL "Till the cows come home" has been around forever but in this day and age, it's very seldom used I guess! This surely must be quite an education for you eh? LOL
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Lol, you got that right. It's a brand new day! It's ours to do what we want with it :). I think I am going to take the summer off from school and just PLAY :). You do the same, Jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm retired so I take EVERY day off! LOL Thanks for the kind words dear friend! Big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:15:00 PM
    this sure is cute, Jack. Love your homey style!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea for dropping by... great big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Wise words indeed. A positive outlook is the way forward...well what else can you do ;)..... I get a feeling of the 70's expressed in your poem and with that a good feeling.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's an age old feeling of wishing things were better but never once giving up hope! Thank you my good friend!
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Happy is a wonderful emotion, but much richness can be experienced through the gamit of emotions we have been gifted with. I do agree we have power to wield them in a way that will greatly influence our life's direction. I like your poem Jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a bunch my good friend. Us Canucks eh! Someone recently said in response to one of my earlier poem, "Canadian poets are the best!" Wowsers, I sure saved that one! LOL
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Just plug away? Shirley, you jest... Bling, eye candy for the soul, excitement, fun, thrills.... Yawn. I'm feeling wornout just writting about it... Get back to you I'm taking my blankie to the couch to sleep ON TOP of the dragon. If you can't beat them join em... LOL... OWWW. Quit hugging me Dragon... I'm not Godzilla OR your girl friend... You've got a soft tummy... No it's not an insult... Hey, I was trying to get some sleep here! Grandpa Troll... He won't share the couch! Dumb old Dragon...

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 5/6/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Where would the fun be in reality? I've got possibilies, fun, excitement, ect... I have kids at home, I've got plenty of reality... LOL
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOWSERS!!! You live in your own little world, doncha? Are there any other REAL people in there? LOL
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:20:00 AM
    It's all part of our day, whatever we make of it, either positive or negative, so we must make of it what we may! Your poem is very true my friend! I loved reading this illustrious piece this morning! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are always so kind and supportive my friend! Have yourself a super day!
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:58:00 AM
    My friend Jack! What a wise poem! Yes, each day is a pearl, For our endless neclace of life. No matter if it sad Or if it is bright! Wonderful! Thank you!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/6/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "endless necklace of life" great line my friend! Hope your day is a good one! Cheers!