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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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Date Posted: 5/25/2017 3:09:00 PM
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Date Posted: 5/13/2017 5:52:00 PM
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Date Posted: 2/7/2017 7:50:00 AM
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LEAVES TALKING - contest finalized
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5/22/2018 haiku coo-coo Senryuhumor,
5/21/2018 This Gathering of Words Free versepoetry,words,writing,
5/19/2018 SPLASH Senryuchildren,rain,
5/18/2018 A HISTORY OF MADNESS Free verseenvironment,war,
5/17/2018 Curse of Godless Demons Versedark,death,
5/16/2018 Dear Awakening Poet Prosepoetry,writing,
5/16/2018 haiku Haikusummer,
5/15/2018 In the Mists of Life Free versedeath,
5/10/2018 BEWARE, the Huffle-Winks Rhymechildren,fantasy,fun,
5/9/2018 HOT SUMMER DAZE Sonnetbreak up,first love,heart
5/9/2018 FISH TAIL Monokuword play,
5/8/2018 Music Box Memory Free verseage,love,soulmate,
5/7/2018 Her Lingering Touch Free versebetrayal,wisdom,
5/7/2018 Dust Devil Days Free versecharacter,love,
5/6/2018 Sniff, Bang, Chirp, Court, Hug - A RANT Versenight,sleep,
5/4/2018 haiku Haikuenvironment,ocean,
5/3/2018 a few haiku - and a senryu Haikuhumor,nature,
5/3/2018 The Beauty of Solitude Blank versesolitude,
4/29/2018 Death, Where Are You Rhymedeath,grief,lost love,
4/28/2018 haiku Haikutree,
4/28/2018 The Petals of Paranoia Free verselost love,youth,
4/27/2018 Alone Imagismallegory,
4/26/2018 KARMA Acrosticdeath,life,
4/25/2018 Dark Reflection Senryuevil,
4/24/2018 Poetic Wall Flowers Sonnetpoetry,writing,
4/24/2018 Haiku 4-24-2018 Haikuconflict,confusion,
4/23/2018 'haiku' Haikuhumanity,
4/22/2018 A Sailor's Triangle Rhymelove,passion,sea,
4/22/2018 In The Flames Of Future Suns Free versespring,
4/22/2018 SIGN OF THE TIMES Acrosticmetaphor,
4/20/2018 The Canyons of Slumber Versechildhood,children,dream,
4/19/2018 Senryu 4-8-2018 Senryuchildhood,children,games,
4/19/2018 US - YOU AND ME Rhymefriendship,
4/17/2018 Changing the Mind's Diaper Free versehumor,
4/16/2018 SENRYU 4-16-2018 Senryusociety,
4/16/2018 Seamless Patches - 1,9,16 Versedeath,hero,soldier,war,yo
4/12/2018 OF BLOODLESS THORN Rhymemuse,poets,writing,
4/8/2018 HAIKU 4-8-2018 Haikunature,
4/8/2018 MUSEBOUND Versemotivation,muse,poets,wri
4/8/2018 Rogue Market Free versechildhood,
4/6/2018 A LONELY SOCKS LAMENT Free verseallegory,humor,
4/6/2018 Shapeless Hearts Monokuirony,
4/5/2018 DIAPER RASH Free verseeducation,high school,soc
4/2/2018 HAIKU 4-2-2018 Haikupolitical,power,youth,
4/1/2018 TARNISHED REFLECTIONS Free verseage,memory,perspective,
3/30/2018 Haiku 3-30-2018 Haikufarewell,lonely,sunset,
3/30/2018 Sound Check Free verseperspective,poetry,song,
3/29/2018 An Evening Of Social Justice Free versesociety,success,
3/29/2018 Be Still Alliterationconfusion,
3/28/2018 HAUNTED Rhymefear,grief,horror,self,
3/26/2018 SENRYU 3-26-2018 Senryuvanity,
3/26/2018 HAIKU 3-26-2018 Haikuanimal,
3/25/2018 Tea's Time Free verseinspiration,poetry,writin
3/23/2018 GLASS SEALINGS Rhymeaddiction,drink,
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3/9/2018 HAIKU 3-9-2018 Haikuconflict,culture,
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3/8/2018 Mind the Paint Blank verseart,celebration,color,lif
3/5/2018 Nor'Easter Haikuspring,storm,
3/5/2018 Sweet Sun Sonnetsun,
3/3/2018 There is a Comfort to the Sadness Free versesad,
3/3/2018 Landlubbers Monokudrink,lost,people,
3/2/2018 Oh, March Free verseconfusion,march,
3/1/2018 Postage Due Monokuhope,life,
2/28/2018 Sonnet from the Porch on Geese Sonnetdeath,life,nature,seasons
2/28/2018 Spring - You Sly Fox Sonnetlost,love,spring,
2/27/2018 HAIKU Haikuspring,
2/25/2018 Conspiracy Theory Free versedream,introspection,sleep
2/25/2018 STOUT Hearted Men Limerickcelebration,culture,irela
2/24/2018 Phero-moans Free versehumor,love hurts,
2/21/2018 As I Was Walking in the Snow Limerickhumor,poetry,
2/21/2018 HAIKU 2-21-2018 Haikuspring,surreal,
2/21/2018 The 70's - the lost years Free versehistory,lost,
2/20/2018 Tables Turned Senryuhumor,
2/20/2018 Sunshine and Showers Imagismlife,seasons,
2/19/2018 February Feints Free versefebruary,
2/18/2018 POETS Free versepoets,writing,
2/17/2018 HAIKU 2-17-2018 Haikuenvironment,
2/17/2018 MOTHER Free versefamily,humor,mother,
2/16/2018 ROMANTIC - ACROSTIC Acrosticlust,romantic,sensual,
2/15/2018 Reverberations Blank versesilence,storm,
2/15/2018 ---you knew Verseabuse,betrayal,children,r
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2/13/2018 One for the Road Limerickhumor,
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2/13/2018 There Is A View Rhymegrief,moving on,strength,
2/11/2018 Haiku 2-10-2018 Haikubetrayal,
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Roadmap Rhymeage,
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Dark Cinquaindark,death,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
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