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Boyhood Optimism

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Boyhood Optimism



T'was a bright new world way back when My whole future lay just up ahead Nothing could have ever darkened my skies Had absolutely nothing to dread The powers that be had a handle on things We went about our daily routine Never worried about the ills of the world As content as we've ever been As I've grown older and now a senior Still have that boyhood optimism There's still killings and much destruction But positive in spite of the isms The world has never been an idyllic place Since the very beginning of time So go with the flow it's the best thing to do Things will seem brighter you'll find May seem like an ruddy expert on life That person has yet to be born Just bumble along as best that you can And wake with a smile each morn T'was a bright new world way back when © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:56:00 AM
    It's always a bright new morn when we read your poems... Dragon says to say hi to Cathie for him... I think Dragon has a crush on her... It seems he's taken down the poster on Godzilla but is still in those impressionable years... He's always mooning over his penguins so don't worry he won't come to visit... for a while... LOL... I'd love to see you face when he does... Your friends... the Eastman Clan

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/21/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey! Thank you Eastman Clan! Youse guys is da bombs! Cathie says hi back but he better not get any ideas. I'm a very jealous man and can get quite nasty! LOL
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:16:00 AM
    - Always opptimist always happy. - Love it Jack !! -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/21/2013 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's the only way to be! Love ya! Big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:06:00 AM
    This is a harmonious and wondrous write my friend! I truly loved this tremendous poem this morning! What a stupendous piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/21/2013 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell!