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You Coulda Walked

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You Coulda Walked



Not everyone's enamoured by my humour At risk of my head being bopped Say things in jest that are taken as serious Chancing a punch in the chops Like when I once said to a very large lady Pressing two in the up elevator “That's just one floor, you coulda walked!” Almost ended up on the floor Another time down in Old Cape Cod In a store getting out of the sun A lady knocked over a large display stand Yelled “Now look what you've done!” Dear Cathie turned ten shades of purple She was just about to blow a gasket However, luckily cooler heads prevailed Considered myself quite fortunate “Look before you leap” as the saying goes Often insert my foot in my mouth Runs the risk of hard blows to the head And injury to my parts down south © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Wow! You lead a dangerous life! I don't say things in public... more like around my house... But I can sit still and say nothing, according to the way my teenagers react, when they see me... I think they're spoiled, but they think I'm crazy... But what do I know? LOL... Good write.

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:02:00 AM

    As someone who occasionally suffers from foot in mouth disease, I can so relate. A wonderfully witty piece, very much enjoyed.

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 5:45:00 AM

    Superb! This is a fantastic write my dear friend! I truly loved reading this enlightening poem this morning! You have presented a glorious piece, one that resembles some days of my life, though not many I must say (depends on who you ask, ha ha). However, there are days I wish I could take back because of my stupidity! What a tremendous piece, I loved each line of this masterful poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 5:35:00 AM

    Oh Jack!!!!! Jack Jack Jack Jack....you MUST protect your parts down south, so yes, put a foot in your mouth! ;) You are a sweetie pie! You know that, right? HUGS!!!!