A Compromise



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

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Date: 5/6/2018 9:35:00 PM
Jack, I am so happy you have made a compromise and there is no need to apologize. I am sure you would miss the friends you have made here, I know I would miss my poetry friends. They are more important to me than any comment, glad you are staying . . .
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/7/2018 5:35:00 AM
You are absolutely right dear friend! Loyal and true! There is no doubt I would regret leaving these loyal Soupers! Thank you, sweetie!!! Love, Happy Jack XOX
Date: 5/6/2018 7:14:00 PM
Jack, You and I have very similar characteristics. Writing poems is a realize of feelings regardless of how many read them. If only one of my poems motivates one person to write a poem on their own, my goal is accomplished. If one person continues writing poems. my goal will have been meet. You have accomplished this by encouraging me. Jim Horn
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/7/2018 5:36:00 AM
Now that makes it all worthwhile my dear friend... here's to us!!!!
Date: 5/6/2018 1:58:00 PM
Jack, I read poems everyday but I do not always comment. I know it's not fair to the writers but my time is important and I can read more by not commenting. I apologize for not always commenting but you better not leave. You always provide a daily smile and it would be tragic if you did not.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 3:07:00 PM
I totally understand Daniel! I guess I'm guilty as well! So many poets on site now! Worry not my friend!!! Thanks for your kind words! Cheers!
Date: 5/6/2018 1:29:00 PM
Hello Jack, reading this compromise,has made me happy. you always make me giggle with your poetry.Like Heidi says and I agree .with my friend,you make a positive difference. have a nice day my friend. xxxx-ooooo
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/7/2018 12:15:00 PM
I am glad that I make you smile. xxx-ooo. Have a nice day my friend.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 3:01:00 PM
SWEET!!! You always make ME smile with your happy words dear Darlene!!! Love from Happy Jack XOX
Date: 5/6/2018 8:51:00 AM
This is great to hear you are re-considering Jack! Your happy writing makes a positive difference here :)
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 8:55:00 AM
Very sweet of you dear Heidi!!! Would have been difficult to leave all you sweeties!!! XOXOX
Date: 5/6/2018 7:50:00 AM
No apologies needed, we're all friends here.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 7:52:00 AM
Well, I certainly can see that... much appreciated my friend!!!
Date: 5/6/2018 7:24:00 AM
So happy to see that you are reconsidering. It was lovely talking you on the phone last night. Please look for an email - not a soup mail - I'll be sending it to you shortly.Till then my Canuky friend - Keep happy and smiling. Maria xox PS all decisions are reversible so don't feel bad about it. And I don't believe you can ever be 'cranky'
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 7:31:00 AM
Guess I kinda embarrassed myself, as usual, but there's a huge smile that just busted out across my face! You do it to me EVERY time!!! Love you to bits, Miss Maria, Happy Jack XOX
Date: 5/6/2018 6:49:00 AM
I'd kiss ya but I'm crying and I'd get snot all over you. <3
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 7:58:00 AM
Isn't it, "seulement un poo"???
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/6/2018 7:48:00 AM
Seulment un peu ;)
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 7:17:00 AM
So you parlez le française!!! LOL XOX
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/6/2018 7:08:00 AM
You've made the O town mo very happy. Mon coeur xomo!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/6/2018 7:01:00 AM
YEEHAW... now that cracked me up!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! Love, Happy T.O. Jack XOX