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The Bad Finger

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The Bad Finger



If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute Trying to express what we say Sometimes words are just not enough We surely need some other way If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute Couldn't show our utter disgust About this and that about ying and yang About which politician not to trust If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute Frustration would rear its head Valium would surely be the drug of choice So we use the bad finger instead If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute No words are clearer than this Talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening A sign you surely can't miss If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute Need to just take a very deep breath There's nothing that's really that important Sometimes lose it myself, must confess © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 8:53:00 AM
    LOL.....the bad finger does communicate more effectively than the words ever could. Maybe I should give it a try, since I have never and make my point, for they don't seem to hear my words. Ha. ha Great write Jack! Hugs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/21/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sure give it a try and let me know how that works out! LOL Coming from a lady, it should have even more impact! LOL Thanks again for dropping by my dear Cecilla! Huggs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Your anology here is great my friend and your flow is always world class.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/19/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW Thanks for this encouragement, my good friend! Have a great day!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Sir ,being a pakistani poet, I am very much glad to see your flow of verse in resplendant shape.Very well written.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/18/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A very big thank you my good friend! Cheers1
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Naughty, Kenny! You haven't really given anyone the finger, have you???? The man who wrote the Kindness poem? It's Ok if you have...I forgive you! ;) Yes...verbal communication is so important! HUGS JACK!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/17/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I confess... yes I actually have! LOL Do you still love me Teach? I will be devastated if you say no! Big big warm and tender hugs, Jacko xoxox
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:41:00 AM
    You should see how Dragon expresses himself. It's rather Hot! and I do mean HOT!... LOL... PS. Don't tell Dragon but I've replaced the roses with fake ones and sealed them in plastic. All I need do is hose thm off... I'm way ahead of that silly Dragon, and I do mean SILLY! Oh Oh! Is he behind me again? I've GOT to put a BELL on him!... Sigh!... Gotta run... and haven't had my morning coffee yet... Hey! He just flamed my ROSES... This means WAR! Silly Dragon! I'm getting the HOSE!... HA! ...LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/17/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEY! Go get your morning Kick-A-Poo-Joy-Juice! That Dragon is sure a silly one... big big hugs xoxox
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 8/17/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lake here we come!
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:06:00 AM
    - Agree with you ..... ...take a deep breath...- well written - Have a great weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/17/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise. Can I let out my breath now? LOL Hugs and warm thoughts, Jack xox
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 6:55:00 AM
    LOL, the bad finger, oh yes, in flaring anger that finger seems to have a life of its own! Have you ever done that while driving? That seems to be the most popular place for it to be shown! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this evening! What a lovely piece my friend! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/17/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm pretty sure EVERYONE has done that at least once while driving! LOL Cheers!