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A Bit Of A Ham

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A Bit Of A Ham



The time has come to bare my soul It's certainly long overdue The greatest passion in my life has been To get laughs and more than a few A standup comedian I'd sure like to be If I had to do it over again Performing on stage in front of a throng Earning great fortune and fame Something inside's been trying to get out This unfulfilled passion of mine A bit of a ham, feel obliged to admit Applause is totally sublime To be realistic I've missed the boat Circumstances forbade me my dream A family came along for which to provide But I never lost my passion it seems Imagine a seventy-eight year old comedian Doing standup on a New York stage Not likely but I know I'd still be able to wow 'em The thing that's against me is age © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Ahhh go for it...all towns ave open microphone nights at clubs.....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/29/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Afraid I missed my chance but thanks for the encouragement anyway! Love ya dear Donna! xoxox
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Dragon says never give up... What you need is inspiration... He seems to be getting his muse from those crazy penguins... They'll do any thing for laughs... And as he learns to laugh... it's helping him immensously... We're taking less time outs at the lake... He's even been letting the penguins use him as a float to play off of in the lake... For fancy diving, and sliding into the water, ect... Let your imagination run away with you... Like you say, Life's always more fun with a smile...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 7/29/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Methinks the opportunity is long gone but thanks for the encouraging words! That Dragon of yours is hilarious! Love ya! Hugs, Jack xoxox