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Hope I Don't Wake Up Dead

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Hope I Don't Wake Up Dead



The time is fast approaching We'll be on the move once more Our life has had a number of chapters Wondering what's next in store I'm filled with great expectations Can't imagine what lies ahead Really hope things don't turn nasty And one day I wake up dead! Sure would miss all the good things Like watching the kiddies at play Or a picnic in our favourite park Trying to keep the bugs away Must admit there's a couple of things Wouldn't have to worry bout no more Like credit cards maxed to the hilt Or fighting on distant shores No more cares about rush hour traffic Or the noisy neighbours next door Couldn't care less about the World Series Won't care if I don't hear the score Tornados, hurricanes, fires and floods Would be someone else's worry I'll be sitting in a big easy chair up yonder Absolutely no more reason to hurry The time is fast approaching Knew it would come sooner or later Been ready now for a bunch of years To ride the “UP” elevator © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:46:00 PM

    After reading the comments I'm happy to find it's just your imagination and not because you're sick or anything! I wonder how one can WAKE up dead? Lol... Sorry for not catching up with you recently... I'm actually a bit feverish and my brain hasn't been it's best lately.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/11/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey! Number one concern is your health... everything else is secondary! Take care my good friend!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:27:00 AM

    As the hour is approaching, To take the lift for the top floor, Do not be surprised, my dear Jack, If you see me at that Door! Ha-ha! Well, fine, but who is going to be the Mozart of giggles after you gone? Wait! Great work Jack. Have a look I have written similar things!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/10/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey! Maybe we'll finally get to meet face to face! LOL "Mozart of giggles " I am honoured! LOL Have a wonderful poetic day, my friend!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:10:00 PM

    Haha, you'd be better put in some disclaimers, Jack. You are not going any where. You 've got a lot of things to do :). Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/9/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a true story! LOL Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 3:12:00 PM

    Jack; This is a great poem and I hope that's just what it is. A poem. I do hope that you are not sick, but just in case I'll say a prayer for you. I am asking God to keep you well and to let you enjoy life till the last minute. That is what I want for everyone. Have a great day.....Lucilla

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/8/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry about that, my dear Lucilla. I can see why you might think I was on my death bed! LOL It's just a poem... I feel absolutely great! Certainly not ready to cash in my chips yet! Must put a disclaimer with some of these! Love ya! Big hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:14:00 PM

    What?!!! You'd leave me here ALONE with all those Trolls, dragons and... shudder... crazy kids of mine? They'd swamp my Hubby and me in craziness. You keep us grounded. Who would write my book for me? Oh No! That means I'd have to do something creative... OUCH! And I thought my roses got migraines... Take good care of him Obi Wan Cathie. I'm having too much fun the way it is. Even dragon is a looking worried at your words. After all. Your're our best readers. Whats a poem without appreciation?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/9/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Obi Wan Cathie gave me hell! Seems some people thought I was about to check out! Got a bunch of years yet! LOL xoxoxox
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:15:00 AM

    What floor would you stop at the 128th floor, or the 305th floor? Ha ha this is a glorious and intriguing write my friend! I truly loved reading this enlightening poem this afternoon! What a triumphant piece you have written Jack, Great work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 5/9/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just in case, I'm pushing the "UP" button anyway! LOL