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Red Lights

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Red Lights



Look at all those obedient people Stopping at every red light In this day and age of overflow traffic Not stopping could cause quite a fright Unless you'd like some time in prison I suggest you slam on the brakes When you're approaching anything red Especially a redhead on skates The law clearly states maiming's illegal Has been for many long years So try really hard not hitting pedestrians The penalty is usually severe Look at all those obedient people It's not like it once used to be Running red lights was exciting sport Like chasing young girls up a tree © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 2:47:00 AM
    You would have been a naughty rascal in your youth. Approaching a red head on skates What an Imagination. Lovely love manel

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for visiting again, dear friend! Love, Naughty Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 9:35:00 PM
    Up a tree? What good are they up there? Oh yes... girls used to wear skirts...haha...cute Jack..

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bad Jack... GO TO YOUR ROOM!!! Ohhh those were the days! LOL Love ya! Big huggeroonies! xoxoxox
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Lol, only you would chase young girls up a tree, Jack. I have to admit sometimes I ran yellow light and it does become red 3/4 of the way. I am guilty :). Have been lucky -no ticket. Guess I shouldn't push my luck. So oh yeah, there are still a few of us out there ...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Everyone, and I mean everyone, no matter who they are, has been guilty of what you describe! They wouldn't be truthful if they said they didn't! Big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:36:00 PM
    As my family calls it "you're squeezing a lemon"... but in this case you're most likely "squeezing a cherry"... lol. It's amazing to think of how it was back then... no traffic lights (or really any rules for that matter). Cars just driving along with all the pedestrians and horse buggies alike. Chasing young girls up a tree? You're too funny my friend!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Of course, I don't remember the horse and buggy days but chasing young girls up a tree kinda rings a bell... it sure rang my bell! LOL
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 9:12:00 AM
    In the frozen North... you have red heads on skates? This I've gotta see... Hey Dragon! Get over here... We've got a trip to take!... Scared you, didn't I... LOL... Just kidding.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cathie and I would welcome you with open arms!!! I'll go out back and kill me a bear! Let my know when we can expect you... love and big hugs! xoxox
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Ha ha, I love that last line Jack, it's quite clever my friend, "Like chasing young girls up a tree" very funny my friend...did you ever do that? I have to admit, I never did that, I did however played tag with girls when I was in grammar school, ha ha! There were no stop lights there, anything went then...or so that's what the boys thought anyway! We always chased our crushes, ah puppy love! You should read my Melancholy Memory poem, it has to do with puppy love! What a great poem, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chasing young girls up a tree was... and still is... one of those exciting things in life! LOL