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Never Throw In The Towel

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Never Throw In The Towel



Feeling kinda sentimental today Reflecting on years gone by The ups and downs, the good and bad The lows and so many highs That's what makes life so interesting Imagine if it was always clear sailing Nothing to discuss with the ones we love To help us when all else is failing These ups and downs are all part of life To remind us we're all human beings To keep us on the straight and narrow And keep us honest and feeling No one's immune to life's uncertainties Everyone must play by the rules Try as we might to find a shortcut We wind up looking like fools The bottom line is keep plugging away Do the best that you know how It's not a matter of winning or losing Just never throw in the towel © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:15:00 PM
    I had to read this. When I was real sick. I was ready to do just that, but than I said to myself - who am I to decide what to do with my life? Only God has that right. Thanks for sharing this with us.God bless you..... Lucilla

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/8/2013 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So very happy you found your way back with the help of the man upstairs! I am with you Lucilla! Love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:54:00 AM
    Jack, you make me fight and fight and fight until Almighty says, "Joseph, stop!" You are an inspiration Jack. Thank you....JM

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/8/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Still chuckling here Joseph! Thanks my friend for brightening up my day! Cheers!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Great advice for anyone. Thanks Jack for the inspiration and the effort you make to put smiles on so many faces. Always a treat to read your stuff. Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/8/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have missed you dear Laura! Guess I'm guilty too not checking out your poem! Let's fix that! Love and big warm hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Dragon's a bit contrite. Said he'd stop winding up the wet beach towel and zapping me with it... Wow! He listened to someone! Amazing! Good one there Jack! He also said he'd help me with my ups and downs by sitting on the end of my beach chair, and catapulting me into the water... Hey! It's fun... All the penguins are lining up for their turns... The Mary River Turtles are supervising for safety reasons... They're so sweet... Beside they want their turn, too... Now see what you started!... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/8/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You never fail to start my day off with a giggle... hmmm... maybe giggle sounds too much like a little girl... a GUFFAW! Huggsies, Jake xoxox