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Blog Posted:5/5/2018 5:52:00 AM
I know many of you know of Jack, everyday he puts on a few limericks and some serious ones as well.He's getting on now( nearly 83) and as we get older we become limited in what we can do (we'll all get there someday) anyway he's thinking of hanging up his keyboard which is sad. So the purpose of this blog is let's give a bit of support to a fellow souper in his twilight years. Have a great weekend all. Tom.
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Date: 5/6/2018 4:06:00 PM
don’t pity the plight of Jack Ellison his mind can hold more than most fellas kin yet with his age he addresses the page as each dawn bids him – do it again - again
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/7/2018 7:58:00 AM
Scare over, he's back.
Date: 5/6/2018 9:26:00 AM
Jack Ellison don't you dare leave me! I always tell everyone "do what you think is best for you" but I'm telling you that you can't! ...please :(
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FJ Thomas
Date: 5/6/2018 11:46:00 AM
Part time works for me! As for salary, hmmm, I have some choice words I can give him -.- Seriously though, I'm tickled pink! But don't tell him because I have a feeling that will turn into a limerick that I won't be able to read in front of my children. And there grown lol! Thank you so much Tom :*
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/6/2018 11:09:00 AM
Good news FJ , I wasn't having it and raised awareness, jacks a dear old soul and thankfully he has decided to stay but on a reduced attendance. Now we have to sort out his enhanced salary lol.
Date: 5/6/2018 3:02:00 AM
Thanks for letting us know. I love Jack, and I will do what I can to make sure he stays.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/6/2018 8:08:00 AM
He's back thankfully.
Date: 5/5/2018 11:31:00 PM
Jack, I write with no pretense. Some of your limericks served as a great inspiration for my exploration of this genre, which I truly enjoy. In fact, the last few of my limericks started with Jack, which I started taking note from you. Your limericks did bring a chuckle to me as equally did you comments and interaction with the readers. There are a few faces a person will remember from here, yours is definitely one, as is your twins (Horn?) that treat us with a daily litany of humor. Thank you. And thank Tom for bringing this to the communities attention. Best wishes.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/6/2018 8:09:00 AM
He's reconsidered thankfully.
Date: 5/5/2018 10:07:00 PM
"PoetrySoup has a huge international community of over 30,000+ member poets"...Mind always boggled with this stat/claim. Look at "Member Poems New (PM)" daily. Maybe 30K Members but the participating cadre is minuscule in reality. One can have 1100 reads/visits or average 23 for a month. No rhyme (sorry) or reason. PS is what a few folks make it. E.g., names below familiar? Told Jack he is a core participant to maintain the integrity of this Community (as are we all). Poesy on! :-)))
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Date: 5/5/2018 6:18:00 PM
You still have a lot to say, I often think "nobody cares," and then someone will prove me wrong. Keep your brain at work for your own sake. Better than a crossword puzzle. I know that's true - I'm older than you.
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July Morning
Date: 5/5/2018 9:31:00 PM
I would never have guessed!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/5/2018 6:25:00 PM
I couldn't agree more Sunlite. Age shouldn't come into the equation.
Date: 5/5/2018 12:25:00 PM
Indeed, we tend to forget as time passes that behind every avatar on the Soup is a human being with all of the frailties and vulnerabilities that father time throws at us. Send Jack a bit of love, everyone, we all know where the ' x' is on the keyboard :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/5/2018 2:54:00 PM
Very well said Viv.
Date: 5/5/2018 9:46:00 AM
I truly dont understand whats going on today on soup, the powers to be, tells us there are thousands signing up. I also see the lists, yet periodically, i check the new poems list, and it is not unusual to see poems dropping off the bottom with only single figure views, also some of the top poets, get nothing like it once was...Why? i asked, are figure fabricated to attract advertisers?? or what?
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/5/2018 6:21:00 PM
JAN ALLISON Date: 5/5/2018 6:20:00 PM How interesting you've made that comment Harry. I've gone back to one of my pages of poetry from end 2015/start of 2016 nearly half the poems have over 1000 reads, yet its dropped off quite dramatically since then, I try to be as active as I can on the site so it would be interesting to know what has changed!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/5/2018 2:51:00 PM
Very interesting thought Harry.
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harry horsman
Date: 5/5/2018 9:48:00 AM
Jack i'll visit asap..stay put we need poets like yourself..
Date: 5/5/2018 9:42:00 AM
Hi Tom, This is sad to hear because Jack brings much joy to the soup. Thanks for letting us know:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/5/2018 8:31:00 AM
Tom, that is sad news for sure, I did visit Jack's last poem and left a comment, I have some poems myself with no comments, so I know how he feels ~
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/6/2018 9:14:00 PM
Tom, in the beginning when I joined there was lots and lots of commenting but it has dwindled down over the years for me anyways, but I admit that I do not comment as much either, life is always pulling me away, and I suppose that is a good thing, but my poetry soup suffers, perhaps there are many like me. Also commenting does depend on the time of day you post I am starting to think, for example if I post in the middle of the night which I sometimes do, I will get few comments, perhaps none, because my poem falls off the list by the next day, I think that is the reason . . anyways I write for me
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/5/2018 8:58:00 AM
Hopefully he'll reconsider BW, I dont know how things were before as I'm new on here. I do try and leave comments here and there but as you say time can be an issue sometimes but when you dont get any it must be a bit daunting and you think why bother.If everyone left at least one comment on someone's they don't normally comment on then things might improve. It does say to comment on others work to encourage others especially newcomers'. Tom
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/5/2018 8:37:00 AM
How true Keith, when we get to a certain age in the west, shove them in a care home seems to be the norm. But eastern cultures look after them at home until the end. Sad how things turn out.
Date: 5/5/2018 8:07:00 AM
I read his last post and all I can say is the older we get in the west the more irrelevant and invisible we become. If only we sought the company of our elders and revered age, experience and wisdom as they do in eastern cultures we would be far the wiser and enriched for it. Ain't that true, Jack?
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Date: 5/5/2018 6:35:00 AM
Oh thanks for letting us know Tom. Shall lend my support. Cant let our friend do that .....Maria :)
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