My dear friends, I didn't write “My Time Is Up”
just to see what kind of a response it would create!
I was totally sincere. I have been a member since
2012 but recently noticed my readership was dwindling
and assumed it was just because I was running out
of gas. I've posted over 5,000 poems but the friends
I have made over the years have been more important
and such a great joy to me than any of the kudos or
accolades I could EVER have received! You have all
kept me young at heart and anxious to greet each new day
with a huge smile in my heart! I am seriously considering
changing my decision. As I said at the beginning,
this resolution was based on the feelings that I have
described. I would find it awkward and insincere at
the moment if I was to immediately reverse my
decision! However, I am considering a compromise,
such as posting two or three limericks a day instead
of my usual five. Broken Wings when reading what
I was considering wrote and told me this, “I have poems
with no comments that ended up winning contests!”
This totally blew my mind! She also told me she noticed
the site has recently changed quite dramatically.
People's lives are much busier and have less time for
leisure activities. Others have also commented that they
have noticed a steady lessening in readership. I totally do
understand but being retired with nothing but time on my
hands, the loving interaction and friendships are MOST
important to me!!! I hope this hasn't sounded like a cranky
old man, that's definitely not who I am! Now that I've
exposed my soul, please accept my sincere apologies!
You guys are all amazing poets and loving friends!!!
I apologize! Love to you all, Happy Jack XOX
Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2018