just jack

just jack

A Poem by Jack...
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For the Self Portrait Poetry Contest

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just jack

 

Nothing very special here,

I’m young as old can be

Grey is just a state of mind

that’s come to set me free

 

Laughing at the future

as I’m tearing down the walls

Standing on a corner

with my cardboard sign and all

 

It reads, “I’ll work for poetry”

although that is a lie

Just a silly message sent

as you are driving by

 

Some insist a heart of gold

does beat inside my chest

I am merely but a man

who hopes to pass the test

 

Tapping on a keyboard

placing verses on this place

Wishing you to read them

although some you may erase

 

I always try to wear a smile

yet often times I frown

Happiness is happiness

but sadness gets me down

 

Know that I am very rich

though I don’t have a dime

My fortune is the people here

that I call friends of mine

 

A yellow shirt is what you see,

a half cocked smirking smile

Overweight, a little bald

and going out of style

 

I dream too much, I know it’s true

these visions that I see

Hope that when my life is through

you will remember me

 

But if you don’t, well that’s ok

my tombstone but a plaque

Carved in stone for all to see

the words will read “just jack”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2013 Jack...



Author's Note

Jack...
Thank you for reading

For the self portrait poetry contest

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Gee
Simple,easy to understand poetry,but written very well.Enjoyed this Jack

Posted 1 Year Ago


Darlin i read you because of your dear smilin pic..arms tight around your two gals. I expected uplifing and charmin...
Nothing very special here,
I’m young as old can be
Grey is just a state of mind
that’s come to set me frEe"

Had me in giggles...appled up cheeks..all of the piece a complete joy to read. Enamoured by this and "just Jack" dollface!

But if you don’t, well that’s ok
my tombstone but a plaque
Carved in stone for all to see
the words will read “just jack”

With your silly sense of humor..maybe in parenthesis.."if youve dun me in, swear ill be right back! Boo!"
Loved
Calamity of Jennifer

Posted 1 Year Ago


You are exactly what this site should be about, Jack...I think too often this old cafe of ours borders on the absurd in the nom de plume department *laugh* Good, honest self-reflection in verse. I just love it, just Jack...thank you for sharing these thoughts with us. I am honored to be among your friends.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

As I am thirlled to have your friendship as well Kimmer. You were one of my first friends here, you .. read more
KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

One man's O is another man's...Ohhhh ;-) The smiles are mutual, as is the sentiment. xoxo
If being "just" is what it is - well that's the best there is to be. Just awesome that's what I think. Real, warm, funny - honest all those things are just the reason I keep coming back to read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you Tammy. It is friends like you who make me who I am.
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Pax
After reading this I felt like I have known you for quite some time now, I am very good at remembering names but saying "just jack"... I always remember a person with a good heart... you say your just a man, I, we all are... but your words makes a difference of who you are... knowing yourself is the best way towards a better healthy well being... Good luck on the contest my friend... I really like this piece here... i think its great!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so very much Pax. I appreciate your kind words about me. Happy you stopped by. You are correc.. read more
Pax

4 Years Ago

your most welcome, it's a pleasure to come by...
...just jack! No two words could better define you! My best to you in the contest!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so very much Kelly. I appreciate you stopping by.
Splendid Jack, happy-go-lucky and proud of it, you are indeed a man of worthy substance!

Another excellent entry for the self-portrait poetry competition, all I can say may the best Poet/Poetess win !

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Tom. Have you entered?
Tom

4 Years Ago

Have indeed Jack, take a look at my page it's called.. ' My reflection' !
I liked the humor throughout this self portrait. Great introspection. You allowed us to get to know you just a little more through your words. Perfect rhyming and rhythm! Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much my sweet friend. Happy you enjoyed this Jack Journey. :)
what a lovely self-portrait ....
thank you for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

And thank you for reading my sweet friend Holly. Nice to see you again.
i will not ERASE you, my friend...ever!

you are not just the image, the reflection of a poet...you are the paint that makes the portrait.

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Wow Jacob, I am humbled by your kind words.

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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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