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Too Young To Get Old

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Too Young To Get Old



I'm really much too young to get old Something's drastically out of whack I'm still this handsome, charismatic dude Why's this body giving me flack? Strange lumps have appeared all over my bod Don't think they were there yesterday My hair seems a bit thinner and greyer But I'm still young in other ways My body is falling apart bit by bit Takes me an hour to put on my pants I wheeze while watching sports on TV My wife never asks me to dance There must be a pill old geezers can take To slow down this ageing tommyrot I'm not ready yet for an old folks home Yesterday, I was still pretty hot This can't be, I'm much too young To say 'uncle' and throw in the towel Gonna fight like hell and never give up If I could only control my bowels! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 12:35:00 PM
    OH Jack....you made me laugh out loud, you may be getting older but way better! Happy belated birthday! XOXO

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/12/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Older and better!!! Yee haw! Thank you dear Cecillia for your birthday wish dear friend! Big warm hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 9:54:00 PM
    Hi Jack - Happy Birthday. Don't worry about getting old. They say that we are only as old as we feel. Old are the Rivers and they still run. Old are the trees and they bloom every Spring. We have something that the young people don't have - wisdom and more expirence. Good night.... Lucilla

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/12/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear sweet friend! You say the nicest things... big warm morning hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Question Jack? Reading lots of your poetry tonight,,,,,and just wondering,,If in fact you are getting old...how is it that 99% of your comments posted are from women? Me Thinks,,,,ya still got it kid..,..

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/11/2013 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ROTFLMAO!!! I'm OLD... I ain't DEAD!!! Us old guys never quite chasing pretty ladies... in our minds! I L-O-V-E the ladies... big warm huggeroonies XOXOXOX
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:12:00 AM
    That's man, he has an everlasting yearn to drink the drop of eternal life, keep on Jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/11/2013 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Unfortunately, the cup eventually runs dry! Thank you my friend for dropping by!
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:27:00 PM
    You had me at the title Jack. Most entertaining!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/11/2013 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mr. West Coast Man! Have a great day!
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Oh Jack, I hope this is an exaggeration, I'm sure your still pretty hot, and I bet you don't wear depends yet, so there, greeting fellow neighbor, xxx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/11/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hot! Hot! Hot still at 78... birthday boy today! Nope, no Depends yet or in the foreseeable future! Love ya MR! Warm hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Jack! Another fantastic write! It is clear that you are young at heart! Hilarious poem here and I enjoy your cool rhymes. The ending made me smile real wide. Keep fightin! I hope you have a fantastic week filled with happiness and inspiration my friend. Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are the sweetest my dear Laura! Thank you bunches for such kind words... what a nice way to end my day! Thank you, my friend Great big warm huggsies! xoxox
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Oh Jake......you are as young as you feel....Looking good there....So what if things take time...that could be a good thing...I answered your guestion about my origins. Go back to Beautiful Beirut to check it out....Hugs!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Teach! Don't think I ever growed up... why would I? Having too much fun... hugs from the heart! Muaaaaaaaaaaa! (that's a big smackerooonie!)
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 10:12:00 AM
    As I say... It's always good to fight another day... Dragon wants to help you fight your battles... Not that type of battle... Silly Dragon... What type? You'll understand some day... in a few centuries or more... No... Dragonhart is a M.O.V.I.E... You can't give Jack 1/2 your heart... It doen't work that way... But you are sweet... Silly Dragon...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Got tons of days left... never felt better, dear Carol! Give my regards to Dragon! Big hugs to both of you1 xoxox
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:45:00 AM
    this is so delightful and very true so glad I read it (fav) well done Jake love it (7) Shadow x smiles

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so kind my dear Shadow... much appreciated! Hugs from the heart xoxox
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Hi Pard! Another honest....delightful poem of reality! Love it! jimbo

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


    Thank you my friend... much appreciated! Have a good one! Jack
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:46:00 AM
    - Wishing you many, many happy years in the future ... use the day is yours! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you know the record for the oldest poet ever on Poetry Soup? I hope to set a new record! Warm hugs xoxoxox