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All about Up and Down

Updated on April 8, 2012

Up Up and Away

Up is up
Up is up
Sky diver coming down
Sky diver coming down

Up is up

Up is up

Down is down

Going up is usually good

Going down

Often brings a frown

Cups get filled up

But as its sipped

The beverage goes down

Statistics go up,

Sometimes go down

People grow up

At night,

Many stay up

Clothes get washed;

And should be put up

Pictures must be hung up

But wrongly hung

Pictures fall down

And breakup

Resulting in a cleanup

Climbing a mountain

You go up

Leaving, you go down

Balloons go up
Balloons go up
Elevators go up and down
Elevators go up and down

Come on down

Funny are clowns

But for some

They frown

There was a movie called


It actually went down

The hype was all blown up

Leaving many,

Not wanting close-ups

There is upstairs,


Uptown and downtown

Sky, clouds and space

Are up

Valleys, rivers and streams

Are down

Psychologists regularly say,

“Our time is up”

On the “The Price is Right”,

It’s “Come on down”

On HubPages,

Hubs are voted up

Or voted down

Scores go up

And scores go down

Shuttle launch
Shuttle launch

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Rockets go up

Before rockets go up

The clock always,

Counts down

Hot air balloons,

Blimps and planes

Go up

But in order to land

They must come down

Elevators go up

But also go down

People that gossip

Bring others down

Those who encourage,

Build others up

One thing is certain

As we close this curtain

Of up and down

Either adjective or verb;

Some use as a noun

This poem

Completely a blurb

But all in all,

I make this call;

Up is still up

And down is still down


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Music by 5th Dimension

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks so much Audrey, I appreciate the read and comment and voting UP. Lee

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      What an entertaining read and guess what (I voted UP)

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Wonderful Kieran. I appreciate the follow, the read and the comment. Have a great day and I hope it is an "UP" day for ya. Lee

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      GREAT READ!! Entertaining, had alot to say! Voted up, useful and interesting! The ups and the downs of life ...people may not think much about it, but I prefer UP. I have learned throughout my life that most often, when I try to bring a person who is consistently "down" out of it...I attempt to bring the person UP, that, eventually, that person brings me DOWN. Some people just don't want to go up, and prefer to be down. Not being critical, that is just the way it is. I have also learned that ACTION ABSORBS ANXIETY. You said SO MUCH with so few word! THANK YOU! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Christy. It helps to try and be funny with all of the usually serious genre I usually write especially at the paper. As always, thanks for following, reading and commenting.Oh yes I am following you on Twitter now. My main acct. is @Drtruthman3 Lee

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks teaches12345. This was kind of a last minute fun project to reach 35 Hubs and I find the nonsensical poetry relaxing away from what I normally write. Thanks so much for taking time to read, comment, vote and share. Lee

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      Kieran Gracie 5 years ago

      Reminds me of a story that could only happen in Ireland:

      A lady phones her best friend Sadie: 'Are in you in, Sadie?'

      Sadie says: 'I'm in and I'm up but I'm not down'.

      Think about it!

      Another great Hub, Lee - thank you, and voted UP (of course!).

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You are funny Lee! I vote up up up not down Hehehe

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I enjoyed this poem with the song playing in the background. It is very well written and I just love it! Thanks for sharing. Voted up (no pun intended) and shared on FB!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Michele, you are too kind. I appreciate the read, comment and vote. God bless. Lee

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks for your read and comment Debbie. Glad you liked. God bless you too. Lee

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You are more of a poet then I ever knew. Fantastic poem. Voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow., I plan on going up for sure.. LOL

      Great poem

      voted way up and away!!

      Be blessed