Life In A Nutshell

     A little more self-reflection from the fringe..

     Have a wonderful weekend everyone and a Happy Father’s day to all of the dads out there.


Where's the reflection pool? I have to pee!

Where’s the reflection pool? I have to pee!


A Life In A Nutshell

I’ve been a heel

more times than a hero.

I’m farther from a ten

than a zero.

If a vice president

I’d probably be Spiro.

Huh, and if Emperor,

no doubt, I’d be Nero.


I was never

an honor roll grad.

And I hardly look good

wearing plaid

But I’ve had more good times

than bad,

and I’ve been more happy

than sad.


So all in all then

I’d say,

maybe something like,

Ah, what the hey

so what, if my hair’s

turned to gray,

and I am what I am,

now Go Away!”


Jack Downing

Mar. 2014

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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