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Putting On The Dog

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Putting On The Dog



Company's coming, must clean house Pretend it's immaculate every day Why must we put on airs for our visitors Just show 'em our every day way It's all a big front this illusion we create It's never gonna be the real us Down to earth folks, we know who we are Never want to make a big fuss As hard as we try to ignore the norms We succumb to the desire to be One of those folks so we put on these airs But it's just not my cup of tea Maybe I should show 'em the real me With my clothes strewn all about Two day old cereal still sitting in the pot Dirty dishes all over the house Okay just kidding, Cathie wouldn't allow Our home to be seen in that state Rather be seen with her hair up in curlers Than dishes with leftover cake Company's coming must clean house That's not us, what you see's what you get If you're expecting us to “put on the dog” Not a chance, on that you can bet! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Hey you......how ya been?...I've been cleaning up after yet another storm! Anyway..love this charmer....you should arrange with some friends to stop by ...unexpectedly.....to surprise Cathy!!!! Oh bad me!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/26/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you know what you is suggesting??? I thought we were friends dear sweet Donna!!! LOL I've lived a long healthy, and happy life... not about to throw in the towel just yet! You're sweet but you do have a devilish side! Love ya sweet thing... hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Dragon says he wants me to clean house by taking out the dog... I think Dragons jealous that the dog can sleep on my bed... Sleeping with Dragon is kinda like sleeping with a lit cigarette... You never know when it will take off... When your older Dragon and can hold your fire better you can sleep with us... AAWWW Don't sulk.... Poor little thing... Dog and I will both sleep in your cave tonight with you...(We both have fire retardant suits... LOL) Besides we're with you every day... always...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/26/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "kinda like sleeping with a lit cigarette" LOL You are some kinda kook! And I mean that in the nicest way! LOL huggeroonies, Jake xoxoxcx
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:56:00 AM
    You have a very playful mindset and I love it to no end! Your inner child w/small whispers of your adulthood seem to be the driving force behind these charming pieces. Excellent! And, honestly, if you don't want people over the house...leave it a mess and embrace procrastination. =)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/26/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Procrastination"!!! Love that word... it's been a part of who I am as far back as I can remember! Thanks, my friend for dropping by. Your comments are always unique and interesting, not just, "love your poem" LOL