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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.

The new NORMAL may include

Blog Posted:5/16/2020 7:19:00 AM


The "NEW NORMAL" may include

Inflatable "social distancing suits".  They would not let you closer than six feet.  Shopping would look like a mass Sumo wrestling event.

Electronic "social distancing collars".  Now we'll know how Rover feels when he's gets too close to the invisible "electronic" fence.

And in a Biblical throwback.........BELLRINGERS.....

Two soup cans and a six foot string(some assembly required).  Ideal for quiet conversation.

Rubber mittens for those who have not mastered the digital challenge of rubber gloves.

Mood masks that will let everyone see how you really feel.

Velcro headrests to keep you from nodding out as you watch reruns of sports events and black and white situation comedies.

A "My Screaming Pillow" soon to be on the market.  

A government controlled toilet paper dispenser.

A plastic bag to put your thoughts in before sharing them with others.


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Date: 5/18/2020 10:43:00 PM
John I know how your dealing with this plandemic. I applaud you for seeing it for what it really is. In every bit of sarcasm there is a little bit of truth. Thanks for sharing...
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Date: 5/18/2020 1:30:00 PM
Haha. Really funny John. Did you see the pictures from the German cafe where diners were required to wear those great long foam swimming noodles on their heads? Seriously stranger than fiction!
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Date: 5/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
John, we can use some humor in these sad days of Covid 19 deaths and sickness, and fear, thank you _Constance
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Date: 5/16/2020 8:12:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2020 5:58:00 PM
Perfect! Just perfect my friend! Done with just the right touch of humor and truth! Thanks for the laughter!
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Date: 5/16/2020 1:43:00 PM
Mood masks! I had thought of fart effects footwear with whoopee cushion soles. xomo
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Date: 5/16/2020 11:07:00 AM
You forgot about the neon signs outside the supermarket saying 50 minute queue time ! Thanks for the giggle John, although I've been criticised for writing humourous lock down poems I've got to find humour in these challenging times:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/16/2020 9:04:00 AM
John: thanks for the laugh, we really need some humor these days. I especially like the social distancing suits but I would need to widen the doors to my house :-) ~beto
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Date: 5/16/2020 8:12:00 AM
really funny John, thanks for the laughter
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My Past Blog Posts

The new NORMAL may include
Date Posted: 5/16/2020 7:19:00 AM
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Table for one
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The six things you should forget if you wish to be a great poet.
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Date Posted: 3/31/2019 9:05:00 AM
Regarding the BRING ON THE DANCING BEARS Poetry contest
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On this night in 1954
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On this day in 1256
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ON THIS 1953
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Things to do when there's nothing to do
Date Posted: 2/5/2019 12:28:00 PM
Oh, What The Hell - Just toss one in contest finalized
Date Posted: 9/1/2018 1:59:00 PM
Stinkin' Contests.......fumigated
Date Posted: 8/19/2018 11:41:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/23/2020 OhHobbitfeetinBirkenstocks Vogonnostalgia,
5/18/2020 Time's Endless Deaths Free versetime,
5/17/2020 and that's the truth Senryuidentity,irony,judgement,
5/17/2020 Sprayed Spittle and Sanctimony Free versebutterfly,god,howl,
5/14/2020 SEVEN - Sunset Repast Free versesometimes,summer,
5/13/2020 Minnie's Moustache Limerickfashion,humor,
5/12/2020 CURSES Monokuhumor,word play,
5/12/2020 I Will Never Forget Monokuhumor,
5/11/2020 Blue Jays Senryubaseball,children,father
5/11/2020 LUNE - STONES Verselife,success,
5/10/2020 LUNE - IVORY Verselonging,music,
5/9/2020 Just Sayin' Versefamily,kid,
5/8/2020 Three-Ku Haikumusic,nature,
5/7/2020 Co-motion Haikunature,
5/6/2020 Planned Rabbithood Couplethumor,nature,
5/5/2020 Acorn-utopia Personificationfuture,tree,
5/3/2020 The Hole in the Fence Free versehumor,irony,
5/2/2020 Hop to It Senryugarden,lust,
4/30/2020 Tux and Tails Senryuhumor,
4/29/2020 The Prayer's of Darkness Free versejourney,surreal,
4/25/2020 Rabbit tail tale Limerickhumor,winter,word play,
4/24/2020 Rabbit Tails Two Limerickhumor,
4/22/2020 Rabbit Tales Senryuirony,
4/20/2020 Little Annie's Fanny Limerickhumor,
4/20/2020 Winter's Kiss Haikuseasons,
4/16/2020 I Know Nothing Listfamily,fate,funny,
4/15/2020 Rhyme Time Rhymegiggle,social,solitude,
4/13/2020 Monopoly Scrabble Rhymeart,humor,judgement,poetr
4/6/2020 spring training Senryubaseball,
4/6/2020 Their Timeless Moment Free verseage,metaphor,nature,peace
4/5/2020 What's For Breakfast Free versenature,
4/2/2020 The Stragglers Gate Rhymeage,children,dream,
3/31/2020 Truth Lies Sonnettruth,
3/31/2020 The Garments Hem Rhymebetrayal,courage,god,
3/29/2020 Corona Cabin Fever Listfun,humor,
3/26/2020 Socially Distant Monokuirony,
3/24/2020 God said OOPS Rhymeconfusion,god,
3/22/2020 The Wild Country Free verseadventure,childhood,city,
3/16/2020 I Know Why The Caved Bear Roars Rhymehumor,
2/27/2020 Failed Facade Free verselife,
2/22/2020 A Quartered Moon Versedark,night,
2/20/2020 All For One Monokuirony,
2/18/2020 Crannied Walls Free versecity,life,
2/15/2020 A Pickled Piper Free versechildhood,humor,
2/7/2020 WHO CARES Free verseamerica,city,
2/4/2020 The Equality of One Rhymefreedom,
2/2/2020 WHAT IF Sonnethumor,
1/31/2020 The Weathered Scarf of Tartan Pain Sonnetcourage,family,history,
1/31/2020 Haiku 2-1-2020 Haikunature,
1/30/2020 Cold Daybreak Lies Sonnetemotions,lonely,lost love
1/30/2020 Mind Games Senryumentor,
1/22/2020 OH Sadness Free versepeople,places,poetry,
1/22/2020 This Vagrant Lust Quaterndeath,music,
1/21/2020 Cityscape Free versecity,
12/27/2019 THEIR MOONLIGHT TRANSGRESSIONS Free versecelebration,sun,
12/27/2019 A Darkness Falling Monokuage,memory,
12/26/2019 I bear the scars of axes Personificationfamily,life,
12/24/2019 The Oil Soft Yoke Sonnetpoetry,
12/23/2019 Table for One Free versegranddaughter,grandmother
12/23/2019 MOCK MERRIMENRT Rhymechildren,christmas,confus
12/21/2019 FINISH LINES Free versechristmas,irony,
12/17/2019 Limericks - slightly bawdy Limerickhumor,
12/15/2019 empty nests Haikuseasons,winter,
12/13/2019 VIRTUAL INANITY Versechange,christmas,culture,
12/10/2019 A Ramshackle Faith Diminished Hexaverseage,loneliness,memory,
12/9/2019 THE BLUE DRESS Free versechildhood,confusion,
12/8/2019 The Imp Each Meant Free verseconflict,confusion,humor,
12/7/2019 infamy Rhymesoldier,war,
12/6/2019 Haiku 12-6-2019 Haikunature,
12/5/2019 SILENT ALARM Free versesenses,
12/3/2019 DOUBLE TALK Blank versefuture,peace,war,
12/1/2019 Footstep Sojourn Haibundecember,memory,snow,
11/28/2019 DRESSED TURKEY Limerickthanksgiving day,
11/25/2019 Forks and Shoelaces Rhymeage,health,
11/23/2019 opaque Free versedark,loneliness,
11/22/2019 THREAD BARE Monokufashion,irony,
11/21/2019 Structured Settlements Sonnetpoetry,writing,
11/20/2019 In the absence of complication Free verseimagination,
11/20/2019 Stuck in a Christmas Globe Free versechristmas,culture,society
11/13/2019 COLD CATS Free versecat,dog,winter,
11/13/2019 Graveyard Caste Sonnetculture,love,lust,society
11/10/2019 A Maples Meditation Blank verseallegory,beauty,spiritual
11/7/2019 Nest Eggs Free versefamily,time,
11/6/2019 The Cellar Circa 1953 Free versechildhood,scary,
11/5/2019 SNOOZE ALARM Free versemorning,
11/5/2019 HEAT - Sexyku Haikulust,passion,sensual,sexy
11/4/2019 Haiku 11-4-2019 Haikuwinter,
11/2/2019 FOR THERE ABIDE - AN ODE TO BACON Free versefood,funny,
10/31/2019 WITCH ITCH Rhymecat,halloween,
10/30/2019 Would someone please tell God Versegod,me,
10/29/2019 Nature's had enough of us Rhymeanimal,city,fun,nature,
10/28/2019 Alas Poor Pumpkin Rhymehalloween,
10/27/2019 RAPSCALLIONS Free verseanimal,funny,games,garden
10/27/2019 October Rose Free versebeauty,flower,
10/26/2019 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Free verseprincess,
10/24/2019 Doggone Senryudog,family,
10/23/2019 OCTOBER SUN Rhymeautumn,october,sun,
10/22/2019 scents and sensibility Senryumen,relationship,women,
10/22/2019 In Whispers of Sweet Praise Sonnetautumn,lust,relationship,
10/20/2019 BY HAPPENSTANCE Rhymeage,life,youth,

My Photos

Fav Poems

She's Always Drawing Mermaids Sonnetsad,
Paradise Now Free versereligion,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
Painting with Words Coupletpoetry,writing,
Dark Cinquaindark,death,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Death becomes art Rhymedeath,depression,poetry,
And still she smiles Free versedepression,friendship,lov
'Theatre Of The Absurd'-Catoptric Corridors of Time Rhymehumanity,metaphor,solitud

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