Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

A Different Jack

Jack Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison - LIFETIME Premium Member Jack Ellison - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Different Jack 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.

Read Poems by Jack Ellison

Best Jack Ellison Poems

+ Fav Poet

A Different Jack



Know this sounds a bit unusual For the Jester of P-Soup fame But lately on the scale of one to ten Each day's gone down in flames It happens every once in a while No reason to have the blues Maybe it's just a stretch of bad weather Or maybe the six o'clock news News could be the real culprit It constantly talks about war Tired of hearing the same old stuff Fed up to the very core Even the stuff on the science channels Predicts the end as we know it As well as the threat of nuclear war Tired of it, don't give a sh-t Whatever will be, will be, my friends What can one person do Seventy-nine and had a good life Pray our kids will make it through © Jack Ellison 2014

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 8/9/2014 8:13:00 PM
    Oh my friend Jack. Just be blue. No need to beat it. We cannot do or feel anything that God does not want us to experience. So ... You know how to surf, don't you? The wave lol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/9/2014 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great advice, my dearest Toquyen! XOX
  1. Date: 8/9/2014 7:16:00 PM
    we're all entitled to a bout of the blues from time to time and it's great that you're able to express that in rhyme. hope you're feeling more up soon...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/9/2014 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my dear Ilene! No need to worry though... I don't stay down long! Life too precious and short! XOX
  1. Date: 8/9/2014 10:36:00 AM
    Don't worry. God won't end the world when he's got Dragon around to play with us! Your poems have been Va- Va- Room, Off the charts good! Take it from me, It's not what you read that counts. It's what you read into it. LOL. Boy am I on a roll today! We'll probably never meet. I just don't travel, except to the internet, and McDonnells, and to chase those silly pigeons who are sucking down my bird seed like vacuum cleaners. Dragon brought them back from the park. Penguins AND pigeons! Honestly!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/9/2014 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "It's not what you read that counts. It's what you read into it." Well said, dear Carol XOXOX
  1. Date: 8/9/2014 9:05:00 AM
    The final verse speaks volumes Jack! Great poignant write my friend Hugs Jan xxx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/9/2014 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "A different Jack" to be sure! Thank you dear Jan XOXOX