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Embarrassing Moments

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Embarrassing Moments



Think I'm starting to lose my grip Forgetting the simplest details Things that used to be second nature My mind is now easily derailed No longer able to draw on the past Embarrassing moments occur Vainly searching my once active mind My memory is starting to blur Going to work in my Jockey shorts Can cause quite a stir on the bus Most passengers pretend not to notice Nobody wants to make a fuss Slurping my soup in the local diner Where everyone knows who I am Wearing my best goin'-to-church finery My tie all covered with jam Life's little embarrassing moments Happen at a much faster clip Hopefully it's just a sign of my age Not a sign I'm losing my grip © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Well ties covered in jam are OK...just kinda napkins anyway...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Let's see... the last time I wore a tie was 19... no wait... 18... no wait it was 1993! LOL I'm a casual dresser dude! Love and big whopping hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:21:00 AM
    I would definitely go for the getting-older reason. You seem to have too much GRIP to be losing it. I'm not even twenty yet and people like to call me Space Case. Oh well... my mind may not be 100% in the moment of what's happening, but at least I take time to do something productive.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You really impress the hell out of me!!! Your are far ahead of your young years in mind and spirit and knowledge of what life's all about! You leave me AMAZED!
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Loved this one. Fortunately, there's more time for doo overs. Like a third visit to the kitchen to get whatever you went for... the first time. Also the big save when you do something wrong... Oppps... guess I'm getting older... I blame a lot on senior moments... My falling resulted in a broken bone... but I've got time to sit around... unfortunately, they've discovered my cause is neuropathy... Hey! It could be worse. With epilepsy, syncopy, and neuroopathy... All the same symptoms... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I feel so fortunate after hearing all your hardships! I'm wondering when I'm going to get hit. And after everything that's happened, you still have an unbelievably AMAZING attitude towards life! Love ya dear lady! Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Haha, you are not losing your grip, Jack. Everyone has those blank moments such as -what was I coming here to get? Where did I put my keys? But you know what? You now have an excuse - to blame on your age :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/12/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Exactly! I can blame it on my age!!! LOL xoxox