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Blog Posted:6/7/2021 5:27:00 AM

Due to health issues Jack Ellison is calling it a day here on soup. He's been on soup for ten years now entertaining us with his sometimes bizarre limericks but he has written many serious poems too. I'll be sorry to see him go and I wish him well. He's just posted what looks like his final poem. Called THE TIME HAS COME. Tom.

 
Think it's about time to call it a day
Brain doesn't function in the same old way
Effect of my seizures
Good wishes my readers
It's been a magical ten years, so farewell I say
 


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Date: 6/12/2021 5:53:00 AM
Thank you all for the lovely comments you've left for Jack. It's always a shame when we lose one of our soup family. Tom
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:48:00 PM
Tom, it is very gracious of you to honor Jack. And Jack, what a classy way to depart the soup family. Your limericks and legacy will be long remembered. You will be remembered especially as The Master of Limericks. God Bless. Bob H
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Date: 6/8/2021 2:05:00 PM
Tom, thanks for posting this blog entry. I have enjoyed Jack Ellison's grand sense of humor and his limericks ever since coming to Poetry Soup. I will greatly miss him, and I wish him the very best in the coming days, months, years. I hope he will come back, at least occasionally, and bless us with his good humor!
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Date: 6/8/2021 1:15:00 PM
It feels like the end of an era. Jack, I wish you all the best. You're going out with a bang with last poem as POTD! I hope you show up here from time to time.
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Date: 6/8/2021 5:08:00 AM
A sad day for the soup....I will miss those beautiful and bizarre limericks and that "can do" attitude Jack.
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:41:00 PM
Jack_ you made many happy. The lights aglow will last because of you! Friends like Tom, make PS a welcoming,warm, home.Your goodbye poem is perfect Happy sails ahead. Pangie XX
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:33:00 PM
He's definitely part of the family and will be dearly missed ~
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Date: 6/7/2021 8:43:00 PM
Jack, take good care of yourself. You will be missed here at Poetry Soup. My best to you. ~ Brandy
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Date: 6/7/2021 8:05:00 PM
Kind of you to post this, Tom.
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Date: 6/7/2021 8:05:00 PM
I feel sad for him. It's awful to feel this way and have the joy gone so you can't even feel like being at soup. I too wish you all the best, jack.
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Date: 6/7/2021 2:31:00 PM
All The Best to you Jack. Take care beloved poet. ~
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Date: 6/7/2021 10:10:00 AM
Best wishes to Jack-- There once a poet named Jack~ For 10 years he emptied his sack~ Each day an eager nick knack~ Each day's flower rose from the black~ He wrote limericks without flack~ His footsteps eager those to track~ Jack's humor never one to lack~ For he milled his words without slack~ His final crossing, now, takes us aback~ For in sadness it's time for him to pack~ Them were good years that we wish to have back~Ty Jack
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:41:00 AM
Hi Tom, Thanks for letting know, I have enjoyed Jack’s funny and witty limericks and I will miss them-Alexis
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Date: 6/7/2021 8:46:00 AM
Sorry to see you go Jack, you and your Limericks will be surely missed… Belle
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Date: 6/7/2021 7:57:00 AM
Hello Happy Jack, I am sadden by this news. I will miss you my friend. Thank you for letting me know about your leaving. Take care of yourself. Love, Darlene your friend.
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Date: 6/7/2021 5:57:00 AM
thanks for letting us know Tom, I have had fun reading many of Jacks poems:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/7/2021 6:09:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I've enjoyed the banter with Jack over the last few years and it's a shame ill health gets in the way. Tom

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