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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:6/26/2021 6:01:00 AM

Oh let’s just call it poetry

And let it go at that

And end the endless quarrel

This hissy hissy spat

For if it be – it is

And if it ain’t – it “cain’t”

Measure the inspection

When mundane’s considered quaint


Can it be a sonnet

Without a Shakespeare bonnet

Can it be “real” verse

When laced with idle curse

Or worse – a lover’s rhyme

Of roses lost in time


For it would seem the writer

Could have pulled the strings much tighter

Presented stanza’ed  ugliness

In phrases somewhat lighter


But then again it’s filtered through

My mind and all its ucky goo

And there it struggles hopelessly

Demanding that I set it free

From what the words have found in me


Oh, let’s just call it poetry

And let it go at that!!!



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Date: 7/9/2021 11:05:00 AM
Fantastic!! :)
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Date: 6/30/2021 3:08:00 PM
thanks for the smiles John:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/30/2021 2:08:00 AM
I like this one, John, brilliant:) I prefer rhyming forms, but then, any kind of poetry delights me:)
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Date: 6/27/2021 7:34:00 AM
John, creative and fun write, so many forms to untangle, and rules to unchain, but I sort of like the challenge, a bit like putting puzzles together, although writing a poem just called poetry fills me with joy, peace _Constance
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Date: 6/27/2021 7:26:00 AM
Live and let live ~ the good, the bad and the ugly ~ loved your poem, John.
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Date: 6/26/2021 9:26:00 PM
Not only in poetry our whole life is full of meaningless rules which we follow. I find these rules stifling free flow of thoughts. Some poetic form seem so silly. I prefer imagism. Good blog want to read what others say. Have a wonderful weekend.
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Date: 6/26/2021 2:05:00 PM
Rules is Rules and 'em Rules Rules The Roost Don't choose a Spade When a Shovel will do Or Dig with your hands, Free Verse
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Date: 6/26/2021 1:59:00 PM
I like this kind of poetry!!
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Date: 6/26/2021 11:34:00 AM
Let 'er rip!
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John lawless
Date: 6/26/2021 1:24:00 PM
alas, caught in the act of writing for my own contest.....
Date: 6/26/2021 11:24:00 AM
I agree, John. Cleverly and creatively written. Have a splendid weekend. :-)
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Date: 6/26/2021 8:54:00 AM
There is a lot of merit to what you are saying, John. I liked your poem. "Let's just call it poetry!"
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My Recent Poems

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9/17/2021 MEANDERING Free versepeace,time,
9/16/2021 VIROLOGIC Free verseirony,
9/15/2021 LAMENT Free verselife,
9/15/2021 BREATHLESS Versepoetry,writing,
9/11/2021 LONG LIVE THE KID INSIDE Free verseage,children,funny,growin
9/10/2021 A Visit from the Comment Fairy Rhymehumor,poetry,writing,
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9/5/2021 WHO'S WHO Free versebetrayal,city,people,
9/2/2021 Shells Tinkle Haikunature,ocean,
9/2/2021 Her Beauty and Her Sin Quintain (Sicilian)beauty,lust,sensual,
8/30/2021 HOW MANY IS TOO MANY Rhymeirony,poetry,satire,writi
8/28/2021 Back to School Daze Free versechildren,confusion,school
8/27/2021 Cheers Brian Sonnetfarewell,
8/27/2021 CHEERS Footlegoodbye,
8/26/2021 SILENCE Senryusensual,silence,
8/26/2021 VAGABOND DREAMS Free verseamerica,dream,history,
8/23/2021 KNOCK KNOCK Sonnetgrowing up,humor,identity
8/22/2021 TETHERED TO A MOMENT Free verseage,love,memory,old,sad,
8/20/2021 BUZZED Tankafun,summer,
8/19/2021 The Dandelion Wars Haibunsatire,society,
8/19/2021 Anna And The French Kiss Versefun,metaphor,senses,
8/16/2021 A Seagull's Summons Haibuncity,dream,kid,summer,
8/14/2021 ECONOMICS 2021 Free versehumor,irony,money,
8/13/2021 RHYME SCHEMES Coupletirony,poetry,science,writ
8/12/2021 Come Now Sweet Memories Sonnetage,longing,love,memory,
8/10/2021 Oh, lord, bring back the flattened earth Rhymehumor,
8/10/2021 BALL LOCKS Free versehumor,men,
8/8/2021 TARNISHED STONES Free verseamerica,change,immigratio
8/5/2021 Poo Poo Paradigm Senryuchildren,environment,iron
8/3/2021 CLASSICAL GAS Limerickhumor,
8/2/2021 irrepressible Haikunature,
8/2/2021 BIPARTISANSHIP Free versefunny,irony,metaphor,poli
8/1/2021 Imagine That Imagismimagination,life,
7/29/2021 THE NOSE KNOWS Couplethumor,love,lust,
7/29/2021 Holding Back Tears Monokuage,memory,
7/25/2021 A Goblin's Dirge Rhymesatire,
7/24/2021 CARDBOARD BOATS Quatrainchildhood,fun,imagination
7/23/2021 Door Mates Free verseamerica,courage,discrimin
7/23/2021 shadows Haikucity,nature,silence,
7/22/2021 A Vacuum Without Touch Rhymelife,love,
7/20/2021 The Space Race Monokuirony,
7/19/2021 I See Love Free verseage,life,love,wisdom,
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7/17/2021 WEEKNESS Free verselife,work,
7/13/2021 DUMPSTER DAWN Free versecity,morning,
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6/27/2021 SUMMER TIDES Haikusummer,sunset,
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6/20/2021 silenced Senryubullying,power,society,
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6/4/2021 Patience with a Purpose Free versenature,solitude,
6/3/2021 Contextual Comrades Incarcerated Free versebullying,poetry,spoken wo
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5/14/2021 Just Another Foul-Mouthed Saint Haibunlife,religion,spiritual,
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Dark Cinquaindark,death,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
Death becomes art Rhymedeath,depression,poetry,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
And still she smiles Free versedepression,friendship,lov
'Theatre Of The Absurd'-Catoptric Corridors of Time Rhymehumanity,metaphor,solitud

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