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Topsy-Turvy

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Topsy-Turvy



Imagine if everything was topsy-turvy The sky was a bright yellow green Grass was a deep shade of crimson The strangest darn sight you've seen People walking around upside down No need for wearing shoes Six foot birds with smelly breath A dog with a very loud mew It sure would seem like a funny world If all the pigs wore pants An elephant doing a pirouette Even crocodiles doing a dance You'd eat some meat for a midnight snack For the main course only good stuff Like some apple right-side-up cake Which you could always get enough What a topsy-turvy world it would be If you greeted friends with “good-bye” Total confusion would surely reign Happy things would make you cry © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:17:00 AM
    This is excellent writing from one of my favourite poets.Great write.I'm on to read the next one.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/19/2013 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW I thank you for those exceptionally kind words my friend. They are very much appreciated! Cheers!
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 9:04:00 AM
    I LOVE IT, Kenny! What a delightful piece you've written! Absolutely amazing! :) Yes, it would be nice if we grew younger as Harry wrote! HUGSSSSS!!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/18/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope you had a GREAT weekend my dear sweet Eileen! Until we talk again... love and big big hugs, Jacko xoxox
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:41:00 AM
    a lot to think about here, Jack, and yes it would be a strange world, like if we were born old, and just grew younger..enjoyed this Jack as i do everything you write...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/16/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "born old, and just grew younger" Now there's a thought! LOL That would mean eventually I'd end up in diapers sucking on... hmmm!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 8:52:00 PM
    I just loved your topsy-turvy write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! Your have mastered these hilarious poems here Jack! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/16/2013 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As always, thanks for being a friend! Have a great day!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:25:00 PM
    how nice to have rollore-coaster kind of fun with you, jack... charming!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/16/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A good description of my world some days! LOL Thank you dear Nette... warm hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Great mind tickler with it's imagery. Dragon and I giggled all the way thru...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/16/2013 5:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Mind tickler" like that expression! Many thanks to you and Dragon! Big warm hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Great wit and clever write Jack-- Topsy- Turvy is often the order of the day when it comes to human behavior :) This reminds me of the poem I posted a while back called "Oceans Odd Overtures"-- also everything back-to-front.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/15/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Going to check it out Kim! Thanks for dropping by... warm hugs, Jack xoxox