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Electric Shock Treatment

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Electric Shock Treatment



I'm sure this has happened to most of you You come up with this brilliant thought Before you have a chance to write it down It vanishes like a shot You try and try so hard to remember This amazing new invention But your mind's gone south for the summer And has no capacity for retention You start to sweat and feel the panic It was a marvellous new discovery It was going to change the way of the world But the odds are slim for recovery You consider the electric shock treatment By sticking your finger in a socket Thought better of it coz your hands were wet And your hair would take off like a rocket So you resign yourself and figure it's gone Suddenly it pops back in your brain The thing you were trying to remember so bad Was your mother's and father's last name! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:26:00 AM
    This is so funny. You should be featured at every session of Congress!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/11/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad to hear it gave you chuckle my friend... happy Sunday!
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 10:21:00 AM
    My Hubby is my memory... And I really do get electric shocks to my brain with my VNS (Vegus Nerve Stimulator). You might say it's electrifying! In a small way... Every 25 minutes... It makes my voice sound like I have a cold for 45 seconds each time... (It's connected next to my voice box... And No... It doesn't hurt... ZAP.... Attracts and kills a lot of mosquitos tho... No Dragon... That was a joke... Really! Silly Dragon! No not all... The mosquito part... LOL

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 8/11/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's nothing more and a fancy pace maker... No worse... And it keeps the Epilepsy at bay so I can write... I see it as a plus.
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YIKES! What a thing to have to endure! How can stay upbeat all the time like you do? You're amazing Mrs. Eastman! Big warm heart hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:55:00 AM
    hilariously funny I love it Jake got to be a 7 real winner Shadow x smiles

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are more than kind dear Shadow... big warm hugs xoxoxox