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A Happy Camper

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A Happy Camper



Life's taken on a whole new meaning At this late stage on my trek If I never ever see another tomorrow It's complete as it'll ever get Much happier now than I've ever been There's joy in my heart everyday The world could end but my life's complete There isn't much more I can say A most fortunate soul if there ever was one Don't know if I deserve this much joy Not going to fight it, going with the flow Happy as a kid with a new toy This may sound a trifle over the top I'll admit I'm blabbering on But happiness has taken over my soul Each day from the break of dawn A happy camper am I © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:10:00 AM
    I love it Jack, Im so sure your happiness is contagious, keep it coming.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/20/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love spreading it around... there's too much of that other crap! xoxox
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 5:58:00 AM
    you never disappoint Jack and this is a classic example full of happiness and well being very inspiring love it Shadow x smile

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/12/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is not made up, this is exactly how I feel... one of the lucky ones, eh!!!! Thanks for your always kind words, my dear Miss Shadow... hugs xoxoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 4:07:00 AM
    Jack - Thanks for getting my morning off to a great start! However, I disagree with one line, you DO deserve that much joy because you've earned it!...I'm sorta in the same position having retired in 2011 from a very stressful career in the printing industry...Got me a cozy little place close to my family and I'm happy as a clam - Tim

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/12/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Similar backgrounds Tim... a graphic designer for about 55 years! Retired in 2009! However, I was a free lancer and it was a whole less stressful with a couple of very steady clients! Happy retirement my friend!!!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:49:00 PM
    Dragon says he feels the same way since he discovered barbecue sauce... He says when you flame every thing... the sauce makes every thing zing!... He's got me there... with that one... LOL... Wait til he discovers the salsa I bought for him tomorrow... Hope my tennis shoes survive it... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/12/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, if you ain't happy, you must be sad.. and that's no fun! Soooooooo Big huggers to you Miss Carol xoxox
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Jack---This one made me smile!!! Thx so much for sharing....enjoyed every word in this poem...crafty you are! Julie :-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YOU ARE SWEET!!! Thanks a bunch Miss Julie... big huggeroonies xoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Such joie de vie - I want some for me! Your joy of life radiates from you like the rays of the sun, my dear friend. So happy for you; keep on writing with joy - you make the rest of us smile! Hugz xox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/11/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You, Miss Wattle, and everyone else here on the Soup are a very major reason for my joy! Can't wait every morning to read all the sweet words of love and encouragement! Love ya my new found friend... xoxox BTW I'm sending some of that joie de vie stuff that I had left over! :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:30:00 AM
    i'm with you on this one, jack.. follow your bliss, it is a birthright...your works fill me up!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/11/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's the only way to fly, my dear Nette! You are sweet... big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:09:00 AM
    We all deserve joy. Whether or not we embrace it, is up to us. You, clearly, are. You cherish it. You value it. That's more effort than most make when they don't comprehend what's right in front of them. Blabber on, you awesome man.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/11/2013 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my good buddy! Yes it certainly is up to us... a positive attitude does the trick! Your poetry is amazing but your reviews are also amazing... thank you again!!!!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:48:00 AM
    :) I'm so happy that you're are happy, Kenny! May every day be filled with joy and laughter! :) Hugs from Beirut!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/11/2013 5:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Eileen (well it's morning here!) Thank you sweet lady for your joyous words... they're flying right back to you now as I write!!!!! Love ya Miss Boop... Kenny xoxoxox