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Jack's A Nickname

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Jack's A Nickname



Jack's a nickname, my real name's Charles Guess I've got some 'splaining to do My sisters and Mom wanted “Jack Norman” Dad won, that's why you're confused My sisters and Mom said they wouldn't give in And would call me Jack anyway For my entire life been called by a nickname Confusing? You betcha to this day A bone of contention all through my life Whenever I'd sign legal documents Am looked at like I'm a bit on the shady side So I'd play up this silly pretence Acte suspicious, stutter and stammer Misspell my name C-a-r-l-e-s Get a kick out the sideways glances I get As they considered a possible arrest Finally fill them in on this problem I've had Since the very first day of my birth Chuckled as they realized I was who I was And apologized for what it was worth Jack's a nickname, my real name's Charles Now you know the rest of the story © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:47:00 PM
    I have a nickname as well Jack---Charles! My other nickname is Rusty, but honestly I like Russell better! But when I was a child they had to differentiate between my dad and me (we have the same name, I'm the II) so they came up with Rusty for my nickname! It's alright, but I like my real name better! And my middle name is Charles. We are alot alike in regards to our names,though I doubt your name is the same as your fathers! This is a fun write my friend, I loved reading it this evening!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Howdy, Charles. I know how you feel, my friend. I won't tell you the story surrounding my names lol. NIce one, Jack. I like. Licia :-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/24/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw c'mon... tell us your story! Please! Huggeroonies, Jack xox
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:26:00 AM
    Oka Jack-Charles, your beautiful either way xxx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/24/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now THAT'S sweet! Much love and bunches of big fat hugs! You made this guy's day!!! xoxoxox
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Dragon says your real name is Jack... And your nick name is Charles... He should know... After all he's told me he knows every thing... Snicker... LOL... PS. I'll still call you Jack... Tho Dragon says he likes Charlie Baby... I think it's time for another time out.... He can call himself anything he wants to! Silly Dragon... No Mama's not my real name either... Breathe into the bag... Slowly breathe into the bag... Darn!Where's the fire extinguisher when you need it!... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/24/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like what Dragon had to say... never thought of it that way... smart Dragon! LOL Hugs, Jacko xoxox