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A Total Waste Of Oxygen

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A Total Waste Of Oxygen



As we turn the pages of our life And we reach the final chapter We realize it was pretty entertaining Now what the hell comes after Well it all depends on who you talk to No one has a definitive answer Until we reach that crossover point No one can predict the herafter If there was a way of maybe a preview To prepare us for what's to come We might wanna change this and that To delay that last final run Guess I don't want to know the exact date Kinda freaky I'd hasten to say When approaching that final moment What would be my last foray What if I've done nothing really special I die and I'm all but forgotten That dreaded fear, it was all for nothing A total waste of oxygen © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Jack, This is a very good poem. I enjoyed reading it....Roger

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Roger... your comments are much appreciated... Jack
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Jack Ellison never refer to yourself that way again!! Yes the wife/mother is coming out at the same time so YOU HAD BETTER LISTEN!!....it was still a good poem though ;)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/4/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes you were; but I have a feeling you are no stranger to chastisement ;)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Methinks I'm being chastised! LOL Thank you sweet Flo! Love and big hugs XOXOXOX
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 8:34:00 AM
    a very interesting write...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not my usual... must be the upcoming Christmas season that's making me reflect! Always a sentimental time for me! Love and hugs, Jack XOXOX
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 8:15:00 AM
    very insightful write...questions we have all contemplated.....thanks for stopping by..

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes! I guess we all, at one time or another, have these questions! Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:03:00 AM
    Well, this is an eye opener..I believe that everyone has a purpose upon this earth..The question is do we tune into our purpose and do what is expected of us?..This one is a thought stirring work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Christmas season does this to me! Thank you dear Sara for dropping by! Let me be the first to wish you season's greetings! Hugs, Jack XOX
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:54:00 AM
    one beautiful day at a time and all else is done according to a grand plan.. you are so remembered, jack.. simply gorgeous.. huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You touch my soul my dear sweet Nette! Thank you for the kind words you ALWAYS send me! Love and huggs... XOXOXOX
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:20:00 AM
    You know... I hear you! Eternal hugs XOXOX

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/3/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest sweet Sarai! Thank you soooo much for being my eternal friend... you are so very special to me!!! Love and huge hugs from Santa XOXOX
    Romani Avatar Sarai Romani
    Date: 12/3/2013 3:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love you Santa Baby!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Just for my unsavory poetry topics I know I'll end up in a very hot place. I'd better start writing about flowers and the ocean and stars and stuff. I'm not too bothered really. I just hope wherever I go I'll have an internet connection and a Santa for good company and poetry. Lovely write, my mad friend. Hugsasmoochies, Licia :-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ignore the "Soup mail" thingy... it got misplaced! Wherever you're going, I'm heading there TOO! LOL Absolutely love your unsavoury topics... adds spice! So save me a place right next to you okay, we;ll have a blast!!! Should be more of us! Big hugsasmoochies back at ya!!!
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Soup mail!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Jack. ...if and I do say if because I hope you outlive me.......go to the beyond where all is as happy as your writing there will be so many tears shed there will be a new ocean...guess we'll have to name it Hoo Ha Happy Waters...:-) :-) luv ya

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "nad hugs!" ???? huh! could it be I meant "and" LOL
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YOU ARE THE SWEETEST my dear Donna! Thanks a bunch just for being you and always sending me your love! Hoo Ha Happy love nad hugs, my dearest Donna XOXOXOXOXOX
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:14:00 PM
    It makes me feel bad for the atheists that they don't have anything they are expecting afterwards. I used to think I knew the answers but these days I just am not so sure any more. However, I cannot believe this whole journey on our life's path was for naught. Surely there is something And if it's a benevolent God, I think we have some really great things to look forward to!! I really enjoyed this read, Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Surely there is something" the great unknown! We will all know one day... until then we live in hope! Love and big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Hi Jack, Nice write contemplating ones life from an integrity versus despair viewpoint..Thanks for visiting my verse.. Ken

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Ken, for dropping by! Your comments are much appreciated my friend!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:26:00 PM
    excellent piece crafted jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Liam from across the ocean my friend! Much appreciated!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Each sunrise is a gift for us. Unwrap it. Don't peek beforehand. Just embrace what we do have and make great memories from that gift that is given to us. Nothing less...great writing & reflection, Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! You said it much more eloquently than I did, my friend! Kudos!!!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:44:00 AM
    This is a wonderfully glorious write my friend! And no, you are certainly not a total waste of oxygen Jack...not at all! I know about the preparation of ones own demise, I especially felt that whenever I had surgery when I was younger, I was afraid I wouldn't wake up after being put under! But alas, I made it, if put more confidence in me for future surgeries! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem here this morning! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are always so kind my dear friend Russell... it is an honour to know you! Cheers!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:50:00 AM
    I met GOD at 17 when I was accidentally electrocuted. He ask what I had done with my life... Then everything that had hurt someone else flashed before me... Even the things I hadn't realized I'd done... He told me to stay clean and I would blossom... He only cared about the state of my heart and what I'd freely done for others to help... He smiled and erased my sins... He didn't care about who would remember me... and I don't care either as long as he smiles upon me... There was sooo much love!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/2/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Beautifully written dear Carol... straight from the heart! xoxoxoxoxox
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Being famous is only a momentary foot note... His love is forever.