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GROUND EDGES - a poetry contest - John lawless's Blog

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I am a retired Ironworker(35 years Local 7), a lifetime Boston, Mass resident.  I am old enough to know better - but don't.


GROUND EDGES - a poetry contest


Blog Posted:8/13/2017 6:47:00 AM

GROUND EDGES
 

 

Please submit one NEW, DATED entry

 

Any form acceptable just be true to the form

 

Return to those “thrilling days of yesteryear”** when you were those edges.

Before the gag of Political Correctness and the chokehold of the Thought Police

silenced the screams of honest inquiry and debate.  Before the onset of “micro aggressive censorship”.

 

WHO were those edges, what was that edginess, where has it gone, and why do we miss it so?

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Date: 8/15/2017 4:10:00 PM
this is making me edgy... john, though i'm clueless, maybe i'll find a way to post something feisty?..huggs
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Date: 8/15/2017 1:17:00 AM
??? (And I don't even understand what that is supposed to mean "when you were these edges".)
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Date: 8/13/2017 9:30:00 PM
I must agree with Andrea.
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Date: 8/13/2017 6:43:00 PM
?????
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