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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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Below is the poem entitled Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder which was written by poet Jack Ellison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Been said many many times
But I'm about as fond as I could be
Methinks I've proved it just fine

So don't need none of that absence stuff
Do you catch my drift as they say
I'll permit it for maybe an hour or so
But that's it and certainly not for a day

There's a very severe penalty you must pay
Should you exceed the allotted limit
A basic one hundred kisses and hugs
Plus another twenty-five more per minute

That might seem like a real hefty fine
But it's there to shown you how serious
It is to deprive this depraved old soul
He can wind up disoriented and delirious

Bottom line is, please handle with care
My kind doesn't come along often
Treat me well and I'll be yours for life
I'll make your heart melt and soften

© Jack Ellison 2013


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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Hmmm, despite the temptation of that hefty penalty I don't think I could stay away from you for a day! lol :) Loved it! xoxox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH YOU ARE SWEET, Miss Wattle! Woo Hoo!!!!! What are you doing tonight my dear friend? LOL Love and big hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Yup, that last stanza says it all. We are all fragile. For some, they just have bigger walls than others. Excellent lines!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my talented friend... as always, much, much appreciated!!!
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Your last stanza......pure gold sweet Kenny.....Hugs from Miss Boop....Won't stay away long but then again....that fine is appealing...Ha ha!!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awww you are such sweetie Miss Boop! You are why this site is so amazing... love ya! xoxox
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:01:00 AM
    You've already touched this family's hearts... Yes! Dragon... We do too have hearts... Who else would give you 3 breakfasts... And every night an extra big dessert that fits your size... See... Honestly! You'd think we were starving him!... It's those growth spurts you know... We keep lots of healthy, yummy snacks in a special refrigerater... just for his pleasure... SEE... DRAGON!... We love you tons... And looking at you...there will be tons to love... someday...What! Gotta run... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You've been my most loyal friend since joining the Soup... friends for life! Love and monster hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Enjoyed your lovely poem Jack, I always handle with care:) love Elizabeth

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear Elizabeth for your loving words! Love and big hugs, Jack xoxox