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Old Duffer-ing

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Old Duffer-ing



As we reach our so called golden years Time seems to pass by so fast We realize each day still has 24 hours But minutes take 30 seconds to pass A phenomenon known as old duffering It's the time to fit in all we lack No sooner it's the start of a brand new day When it's time to hit the old sack Where did it go, what the hell happened Was a dapper young lad then poof People are now asking if I need any help As I stumble around quite aloof The dazed look on my face could be why People are always trying to help Sometimes my trousers are on back to front And I quite often forget my belt Don't laugh, you'll all get there eventually Though it seems like forever away Surely hope you don't embarrass yourself By walking around nude all day © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:18:00 AM
    LOL!, you sure have a great way with words.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/20/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes I wonder if the censors are going to shut me down! LOL Thanks my new friend for ALL your comments! Love ya... hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Wonderful poem. Reality of life captured in so few a powerful words. JM

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Humour has crept in as it so often does. This other stuff is more recent! Thanks one more my very good friend! Jack
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Dear Jack, let your breath go! Not wanting to be responsible for your demise - early or otherwise - check my latest submission! lol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hmmm! Could it POSSIBLY be a LIMERICK... haven't looked yet... just a guess! LOL xox
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Hmmm, I feel a limerick in the air: There was on old duffer named Jack....his pants he wore on front to back.... (this one definitely needs working on!) xox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Can't wait Miss Wattle! LOL Gonna hold my breath till it arrives... so if you don't want to be responsible for my "early" demise.......... love ya sweet lady xoxoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:40:00 AM
    I know what you mean. Everyone here tends to wear me out! Mike has Grandpa Troll carry me to bed some nights or Hubby just covers me up with a snuggly blanket, other times... Dragon is harder to get to bed... Being young he winds down fast in front of our favorite TV shows... But it takes a BUTT LOAD of Trolls to get him to his cumphy cave!... LOL... Boy is he growing fast!... Time sure does go by quickly!... Don't worry Dragon is a sound sleeper and doesn't wake up when they drop him... LOL...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YOUR MIND... have you ever had it checked out? LOL It's not like normal people's mind!!! LOL Love ya dear sweet Carol!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:27:00 AM
    you are as young as you feel,jack... i will grant you ( and i) some lapses, ok?.. this is way out of the comfort zone of a poem; wonderful stuffff!..;) hugggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not sure what you would call it... a confessional??? LOL huggsies xoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Nah, I'll never do all that Jack, (as I smile) I'm sure I'll be astute to my surroundings (as I smile) this will never happen to me (as I smile)! I smile because it has already happened to me, I've been caught by my daughter as I walked naked through my house, I was soooo embarrassed! I haven't put my pants on backwards yet, but there is still time to do that one! And yes, time has accelerated 10x as fast now that I've gotten older, it's amazing how fast it's gotten! This is a Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/8/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is purely imagination... I have never walked around nude all day... at least not outside the house! LOL You did a lot of "smiling" my friend! Cheers, Jack