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Can Still Bring It

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Can Still Bring It



At seventy-eight, I can still bring it Still creative, I'm living proof Something that stays with you I guess No matter the snow on the roof Still get a blast when I help some folks Announce their coming events To see the happy look on their faces Not a look that they can invent It's certainly got nothing to do with ego Had accolades to fill a lifetime Keeping myself active is how I see it Keeping my neurons in line The day I lose it will be a very sad day Life will no longer be fun Gonna dig a big hole and crawl right in My work on this earth will be done! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:58:00 PM

    Another fun piece, I am with you....when I finally lose it. It's time to move on =)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/27/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To explain, I'm a retired graphic designer but still remain active creating a quarterly 32 page newsletter for the community I once lived in. Thanks a bunch my friend!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 12:09:00 AM

    This is adorable! It's been a while since I've read your work! I missed it! So glad you're still moving and with such confidence and gaiety. Your rhymes are golden, because you yourself are golden! Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/8/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laura sweet Laura, where have you be'd??? I've missed you dear Laura... great big huggeroonies, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:44:00 PM

    soupity do dah !

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So cute! MUAAAAAAAAA!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 3:33:00 PM

    May that day be FAR from you, my sweet dear Jack. :) I'm so glad that you are still creating and bringing joy to others through your skills...Don't forget us here on the soup! We adore you!!! I adore you! You better be around for a LONG time! My heart can't bear the thought of that HOLE in the ground. Don't mention it again! Please....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What hole??? See I've forgotten already! You are a sweetheart my dear Eileen! I ain't going anywhere... having too much fun with all my wonderful friends on the Soup! Talk again tomorrow sweet lady... huggles, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 1:19:00 PM

    .... Yes, you have in you Jack .... I hope it will be the last thing you do on this earth: Spreading joy and laughter!! - But it's a long, long time until that day comes my friend. - You know: A good laugh prolongs life! - I think you've got many extra years .... - Continue to spread your joy and laughter ... - Have a wonderful fun weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll still be writing poetry as they're closing the lid! LOL As they say, laughter is the best medicine! Big warm hugs Anne Lise xoxox
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:47:00 AM

    You know the old saying... Use it or you lose it... In your case NOT a worry! You did 3 poems a day for 3 days in a row... You go Jack!... OOOppps! No! Dragon! That doesn't mean Jack has to go way... Yes, He and Cathie are my friend, too... It means he can go and write some more fun for a Long... Long... time.... Shewww! He almost smoked me over that miss understanding! Silly Dragon! Not to worry... I had m,y fire retardent suit on!... LOL... Do you realize you're always getting me in trouble!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are a certified KOOK! And I mean that in the nicest way! LOL You brighten up my every day! 3 poems a day 3 days running... I'm pooped! I didn't say I pooped!
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman Date: 9/7/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually, it's kinda fun and adds spice to this old life... Gotta run! Dragon LIKES chasing me, you know... Na Na NaNa NA!... Can't catch me!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:52:00 AM

    love your philosophy Jack, we all could learn so much form you,,,and that is only reading your poetry,

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YUP! No deep dark secrets... wear my heart on my sleeve as they say! Thanks a bunch, Harry
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:30:00 AM

    I hope my neurons are firing as rapidly as yours are, when I am 78. Hmm that might be impossible since I don't think they have ever fired that rapidly haha.... anyway... LOVE this poem dear Jack, and please, don't stop writing.. hug xoxoxox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/7/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You, dear Becca, need never worry about that. You are an amazing poetess with a loving heart! So happy to call you my friend! Big hugs xoxoxox