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Stretching My Legs

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Stretching My Legs



Stopped for a rest on my drive back home Got out to stretch my legs When I got back in I noticed a change It surprised this hard boiled egg The gas pedal was closer than it was before A fact it made me holler “What's going on? I'm really quite spooked!” “I must be one foot taller!” Now I know it's just an old expression You don't literally stretch your legs But for someone learning the english language These nuances are hard to peg “Cause if the stretching were really true I'd soon be over eight feet tall I'd have to build a room with high ceilings So I don't bump my head and fall! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Hey, there may be literal people in this world, but not many like you. Did you hear about the guy who was married to a gal who had a left eye that looked left while her right eye looked right? He divorced her for seeing people on the side.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Funny! Actually once had a French teacher in the lower grades by the name of Mr. Amyot! He did have eyes like you describe! He would ask a pupil a question and six would answer! LOL True story!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:48:00 AM
    Ha ha ha, this is quite the funny write my friend! I really loved reading this delightful poem this morning, sorry I didn't comment on this yesterday but my family has health problems that needs to be addressed! So I may not be around much this week! But I am here now and I really did enjoy this glorious piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear about your family problems... family first, ALWAYS! Thanks for dropping by my good friend!
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:11:00 PM
    These are really entertaining. You commented on my poem and said it made your day! This one made mine. I think we're even now! I'm reading some more! Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Even steven! Read on my friend... love your comments! Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Another truly enjoyable piece! You're heart & mind are of the youth & innocence. I love this!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm a very "literal" guy and I'm amused at some of the things like this there are in the english language! Thanks for dropping by my friend! Have a great week!
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:54:00 AM
    Dragon's cave has plenty of room to stretch... They say when he's grown he'll be humongius... Don't worry... They say you shrink when you sleep and get older, any way... LOL... Is that why I'm 5'2" ? Dragon says I'm not allowed to sleep any more... He wants to keep me around... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Been neglecting my P-Souper friends lately! Sorry... getting back to normal... g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y! Love and hugs as always xoxox
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:33:00 AM
    Oh Jack.... ;-) A lot of strange sayings for sure!!!! Cute poem KR....my new nickname for ya....figure it out!!!! Hope you enjoying your run through the week.... ;-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey that was easy! LOL Kenny here, saying thanks my dear friend Eileen! Huggs and much love, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Wonderful and witty light write. Can you imagine how difficult it is for people who don't speak English to tell the difference-- in a lot of our English phrases :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad my parents taught me when I was just a wee tike! LOL Big huggeroonies (how about that one!) LOL Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:25:00 AM
    Great write, so enjoyed this one, yes glad stretching our legs would be quite a dilemma, we wouldn't fit anywhere, I can see how our language would be confusing with are sayings, like this one, les sings, sueellen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    English with all of its nuances and subtleties can be very very confusing! Thanks again Sue-Ellen xoxox