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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.

thoughts on a murky morning

Blog Posted:10/28/2021 6:54:00 AM

October smirks

Kisses the maple goodbye

A loveless lament



My granddaughter asked: “what was it like sixty years ago”. I had all the answers.



The daily fishwrap

With the crap that’s in the newspaper nowadays people won’t even wrap fish in it anymore.



favorite slippers 

separating at the seams

duct tape or glue?



My nose smells.  My feet stink.



I believe we shrink as we get older because life keeps pressing down on us.



October’s grey sky

drapes a mountains majesty

in mystery’s cape



long mournful meows

the cat can’t reach the doorbell

concierge service



November hums

twiddling icy fingers

beauty and the beast


John G. Lawless


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Date: 11/1/2021 1:19:00 AM
Some wonderful eclectic thoughts here, John, well penned:)
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Date: 10/28/2021 1:32:00 PM
my favorite Kus here were slippers, cat one and November. Loved the fish wrappers line. It's SO true.
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Date: 10/28/2021 2:30:00 PM
That's what comes from sitting by the window the day after a Nor'easter blows through Boston. thanks for checking in.
Date: 10/28/2021 12:51:00 PM
John, your blog poem is a mix of awe and funny, wonderful murky thoughts ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
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Date: 10/28/2021 2:32:00 PM
...a poetic mix of awe and funny....I'll take that as a monumental compliment. Thank you, Constance
Date: 10/28/2021 10:20:00 AM
made me smile , have a great day John
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John lawless
Date: 10/28/2021 2:28:00 PM
hey Francine, good to hear from you.

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1/18/2022 IT'S STILL UP Limerickhumor,
1/18/2022 Hardened Teardrops Verselonging,love,memory,
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1/15/2022 TODAY - snip snip Monokuhumor,
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1/13/2022 TODAY - CAT NAP Monokucat,friendship,silence,
1/13/2022 PEACE Free verseamerica,irony,peace,
1/12/2022 I Would Listen To Your Voice Sonnetfear,friendship,life,trus
1/12/2022 Whispering Wings Haikudance,flying,raven,
1/12/2022 TODAY - WHO's counting Monokuirony,word play,
1/11/2022 TODAY - CITY FERAL Monokuanimal,city,irony,
1/10/2022 TODAY - BECAUSE Monokufun,nature,song,
1/9/2022 Basho - Haiku contest Haikunature,silence,
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1/9/2022 I would speak to you of doubt Sonnetconfusion,metaphor,
1/9/2022 TODAY - at gentle warmth Monokubaby,smile,
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1/7/2022 TODAY - thumbs up Monokudestiny,wind,
1/6/2022 I would speak to you of anger Sonnetanger,childhood,confusion
1/6/2022 TODAY - at a bird feeder Monokubird,food,humor,irony,
1/5/2022 TODAY - live Monokuanimal,humor,word play,
1/4/2022 I watched the news this morning Free verseamerica,betrayal,city,sat
1/4/2022 If You Asked, I would speak to you of love Sonnetlove,lust,memory,mystery,
1/4/2022 TODAY - hide and seek Monokucity,humor,weather,
1/3/2022 If You Asked, I would speak to you of God Sonnetconfusion,god,wisdom,
1/3/2022 TODAY - tomorrow Monokutime,
1/2/2022 TODAY - oops Monokudog,life,wisdom,
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12/28/2021 OPEN ME FIRST Senryuchildren,christmas,fun,
12/27/2021 Things to do in 2022 Listchange,humor,new year,
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12/25/2021 I See Haikumoon,nature,winter,
12/23/2021 What To Believe Blank verseconflict,rainbow,sometime
12/20/2021 THE EGRESS OF ACCESS Free verseconflict,confusion,metaph
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11/29/2021 Nobody asked - but Listhumor,irony,life,
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