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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.


Blog Posted:4/27/2021 4:47:00 PM


Ah, to blog, to allow the calloused fingers to run off at the keyboard spittle forming under their nails. To grasp a point of view, a passion, or a three day old slice of pizza and rant in poetic cadence lulling the listener to sleep before awakening them with a jolt of irony, a dab of fear, a lingering melancholy.  To tease, to taunt, to pander to the itchy fingers of the readers(if any).  To dare to think, to speak in metaphoric merriment or alliterative agony.  To throw down the gauntlet of inquisitive invitation, read the handwriting on the wall (correcting its spelling).  Ah to blog, to make visible the mutterings of muted fingers arguing over chicken wings.


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Date: 4/29/2021 5:36:00 PM
Some say when I blog it stands for Barely Lucid Old Goat! There's some truth to that depending on how many Glenfiddichs I've put away. I've always believed in the distillation of thought.
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Date: 4/28/2021 1:55:00 PM
Don't get that sticky stuff on your keyboard
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Date: 4/28/2021 10:59:00 AM
Beyond the Blog entry there be dragons!!!! :o/
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Date: 4/28/2021 9:09:00 AM
John, wonderful blog, wonderful writing, yes writing a blog is like stepping off a cliff into surging waves, love _Constance
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Date: 4/28/2021 7:32:00 AM
One must be brave to write a blog. There are so many different opinions on every subject, one is bound to strike a nerve and undoubtedly will find someone who has a different opinion. But to write a blog that inspires someone to reach beyond their normal comfort zone and create something that inspires others is a blessing. That is what makes it all worthwhile. Great blog, John.
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Date: 4/27/2021 7:39:00 PM
lol ~ delightful. Any chicken wings left?
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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 4/27/2021 4:47:00 PM
Date Posted: 2/11/2021 6:57:00 AM
Copy and Paste comments
Date Posted: 12/6/2020 6:16:00 PM
Have I Ever Told You That....poetry contest
Date Posted: 11/20/2020 5:35:00 PM
wordless wordiness
Date Posted: 7/14/2020 9:58:00 AM
When is a poem not a poem
Date Posted: 5/29/2020 9:08:00 AM
The new NORMAL may include
Date Posted: 5/16/2020 7:19:00 AM
Ah, to blog
Date Posted: 5/8/2020 8:11:00 AM
Table for one
Date Posted: 4/2/2020 7:56:00 AM
Two cats a robin and a slug
Date Posted: 3/19/2020 10:52:00 AM
Date Posted: 12/3/2019 9:32:00 AM
The six things you should forget if you wish to be a great poet.
Date Posted: 10/26/2019 5:38:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/28/2019 6:56:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 7:35:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/31/2019 9:05:00 AM
Regarding the BRING ON THE DANCING BEARS Poetry contest
Date Posted: 3/24/2019 8:17:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/23/2019 1:49:00 PM
On this night in 1954
Date Posted: 3/17/2019 12:03:00 PM
On this day in 1256
Date Posted: 3/15/2019 8:37:00 AM
ON THIS 1953
Date Posted: 3/8/2019 7:08:00 AM
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
5/4/2021 MOTHERS DAY Limerickfamily,humor,
5/4/2021 Just Stating The Obvious Free versesociety,
5/2/2021 Beauty's Quest Monokucute love,humor,romance,
5/1/2021 Beware the Fireworks of Joy Free versemetaphor,political,weathe
5/1/2021 FLOWER POWER Monokuflower,humor,
5/1/2021 TELL TALE TITLES Free versebooks,writing,
4/26/2021 HEADSTONE Monokudeath,life,time,
4/26/2021 Exit Strategy Monokubirth,death,
4/23/2021 ALL RISE Sonnetart,judgement,poetry,writ
4/22/2021 EARTH DAY 2021 Free verseearth day,growing up,
4/22/2021 COLLATERAL DAMAGE Monokuhumor,money,
4/20/2021 SPRING SENRYU Senryufun,spring,word play,
4/20/2021 Not So Obvious Free verseage,image,life,
4/16/2021 SPRING HAIKU Haikucolor,spring,yellow,
4/12/2021 SURVIVOR Free versedark,hate,innocence,pain,
4/11/2021 Corona Status Monokuhumor,
4/10/2021 SATURDAY Free versemorning,spring,
4/5/2021 House Cuts Monokuwisdom,
4/1/2021 Hen House Hijinks Free verseeaster,fun,humor,
3/29/2021 LOVE'S PONZI SCHEME Sonnetlost love,love,remember,r
3/28/2021 SPRING RAINDROPS Haikuirony,rain,spring,
3/27/2021 Coffee and Consternation Senryuconfusion,humor,satire,
3/26/2021 PONDERINGS Free versebeauty,river,spring,
3/24/2021 Pure Play Haikuchildren,friendship,innoc
3/21/2021 I Burned a Book Today Free verseculture,poetry,society,wr
3/20/2021 NEW Haiku Haikuchange,humor,irony,
3/20/2021 an early bird Haikunature,
3/18/2021 AH TO REMINISCE Free verselife,memory,perspective,
3/16/2021 IN RETROSPECT Free versebullying,
3/15/2021 COMMON SCENTS Free versejoy,
3/10/2021 OH MARCH Free versemarch,spring,
3/9/2021 SIMPLICITY SLAIN Free verseconfusion,simple,
3/9/2021 TURNABOUT Free versehumor,silly,
3/7/2021 SPRING Haibunnature,spring,
3/3/2021 I Passed a Church Today Free verseintrospection,perspective
3/2/2021 Guinness Finesse - 2 Limerickdrink,ireland,
3/1/2021 Of Freedoms Rim Free verserights,words,
2/25/2021 HOME SWEET HOME Free versebird,spring,
2/24/2021 MUD Haikuspring,
2/23/2021 paper or plastic Monokudog,society,
2/21/2021 Keyboard Abuse Versehumor,inspiration,muse,po
2/19/2021 Counting Ku Senryuirony,
2/17/2021 What Goes Up Monokublue,humor,
2/16/2021 RAINDROPS - not quite Haiku Monokurain,
2/15/2021 It Was a Good Morning until Free versedad,fun,kid,
2/15/2021 MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT Rhymehumor,political,
2/11/2021 Shivering Applause Ottava rimaspring,
2/10/2021 The Big Gamble Monokuhumor,word play,
2/8/2021 BROKEN MOON Versemoon,sun,
2/3/2021 Virtual Flowers Senryuloneliness,valentines day
2/3/2021 OH, What is Love Free verselove,
1/28/2021 What Will We Teach Them Free versechildren,education,school
1/28/2021 a cowboy Monokufunny,
1/28/2021 Ah, To Love Again Versefeelings,love,
1/25/2021 chimes Haikurain,winter,
1/24/2021 NIGHT LIGHT PLEASE Free versechildhood,humor,prayer,
1/21/2021 JUDGE NOT Free versejudgement,
1/20/2021 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Monokuirony,
1/18/2021 BLUE JAYS vs CARDINALS Senryuhope,spring,
1/17/2021 Cardinal Haikuwinter,
1/15/2021 Synaptic Strings Free versedream,space,
1/13/2021 Evil Looms Senryuevil,metaphor,
1/12/2021 SHH tongue twister Monokumoon,sky,
1/11/2021 Sir Cumference Monokuhumor,
1/10/2021 Breakfast in Bed Sonnetchildren,dad,food,mom,
1/6/2021 The Last Love Letter Free versedeath,love,war,
1/6/2021 Trickle Down Life Free versefriendship,poverty,
1/3/2021 My Spiritual Journey Free versementor,spiritual,truth,
12/30/2020 commercial beggers Free versechristmas,
12/29/2020 Pir-o-wet Limerickirony,winter,
12/26/2020 2020 farewell Free verseconfusion,time,
12/26/2020 THAT TREE Free versechildhood,christmas,memor
12/21/2020 SOUL-STICE Free versehope,nature,
12/21/2020 TRIBUTE Free versepoetry,poets,writing,
12/21/2020 Boston - city snow Free versechristmas,city,
12/15/2020 The Good Gnus Monokuword play,words,
12/14/2020 The Vaccine is Coming Free verseconfusion,people,
12/13/2020 WINTER Personificationwinter,
12/11/2020 NOSTALGIA Acrosticage,nostalgia,
12/8/2020 Christmas Moon Limerickchristmas,funny,
12/7/2020 Cold Angel Tears Verseangel,memory,
12/6/2020 Scraps of Paper Quintain (Sicilian)age,loss,love,
12/4/2020 Pathfinders Lyricage,appreciation,life,you
12/1/2020 An Acquired Taste Free versebaby,humor,kid,
12/1/2020 Pen Chants Versemuse,poetry,writing,
11/30/2020 Adieu November Versenovember,rain,seasons,win
11/28/2020 Who Knows Love Free verselove,time,
11/24/2020 Never Trust A Hungry Mouse Senryuhumor,life,
11/23/2020 The Bucket Sits Idle Free verseage,family,life,
11/22/2020 WHAT Free versefunny,language,words,
11/21/2020 Just Wondering Free versemuse,
11/17/2020 Winds of Change Sonnetdream,metaphor,wind,
11/8/2020 Hai-sen-cryu Haikunature,winter,
11/7/2020 conspiratorial collaboration Monokuhumor,
11/6/2020 Star Light Star Bright Free versegrowing up,me,star,
11/5/2020 Time's Shadow Blank verseage,friendship,memory,tim
11/3/2020 It's what they do Free versemetaphor,
10/28/2020 AN INSANE IRONY Monokuirony,
10/25/2020 LIES Monokutruth,
10/17/2020 Barbed Wire Impressions -visual 2 Versefear,

My Photos

Fav Poems

She's Always Drawing Mermaids Sonnetsad,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
Dark Cinquaindark,death,
Paradise Now Free versereligion,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
Painting with Words Coupletpoetry,writing,
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

Fav Poets

JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Dialectic Crisis United States Flag United States Read