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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.

FRIGHTDAY (aka Friday)

Blog Posted:11/5/2021 8:04:00 AM


FRIGHTDAY (aka Friday)

My eyes have the aura

of Maples in autumn

the rum bottle empty

I got to the bottom


I’m viewing the sun

through a blurry red haze

as I follow the demons

that haunt these “fright” days


tired and shaky

a physical wreck

I only showed up

To pick up my check



John G. Lawless


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Date: 11/5/2021 3:22:00 PM
John, fun poem, I like Fridays as it is the day before the weekend ! ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Date: 11/5/2021 8:39:00 AM
Going to work to pick up a check. Good one, John. I get Fridays off, so I always refer to my Friday movie day as TGIF: Thank God it's Friday!! I'm going to see Spencer today (about Princess Diana). In fact, I need to leave right away because I'll do a gym stop on my way. You are on fire with your poems for the days of the week!
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Date: 11/9/2021 8:19:00 AM
Well, Andrea, I think I have used up my seven logs......glad you enjoyed them

My Past Blog Posts

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STEM CLASS - circa 1955
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FRIGHTDAY (aka Friday)
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Copy and Paste comments
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wordless wordiness
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Two cats a robin and a slug
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The six things you should forget if you wish to be a great poet.
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/26/2022 Nor'Easter Haikusnow,storm,wind,winter,
1/26/2022 COVID PRISON BLUES - with apologies to Johnny Cash Rhymefun,humor,satire,
1/26/2022 SUNRISE ALERT Haikugood morning,sun,
1/25/2022 FREE RANGE VERSE Free versefun,poets,writing,
1/25/2022 Rainy Day Smiles Monokuhumor,
1/24/2022 Who Knows Who Knew Monokuconfusion,word play,
1/21/2022 I DON'T GET IT Free verselife,
1/21/2022 I Saw God Rob The Poor Box Free verseallegory,angel,god,life,
1/20/2022 This Chalice of Night Versedark,drug,evil,
1/18/2022 A Matter of Perspective Free verseanimal,humor,
1/18/2022 IT'S STILL UP Limerickhumor,
1/18/2022 Hardened Teardrops Verselonging,love,memory,
1/17/2022 The Eyes Don't Lie Free versechildren,people,prejudice
1/16/2022 Splintered Edges Coupletpoetry,writing,
1/15/2022 homage Haikusun,winter,
1/15/2022 TODAY - snip snip Monokuhumor,
1/14/2022 MAN DATE MANIA Rhymehumor,irony,satire,
1/14/2022 TODAY - red capes Monokunature,word play,
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,
1/9/2022 The Touch of Poetry Free versemuse,poetry,poets,writing
1/9/2022 I would speak to you of doubt Sonnetconfusion,metaphor,
1/9/2022 TODAY - at gentle warmth Monokubaby,smile,
1/8/2022 TODAY - pratfalls Monokuhumor,
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,
1/1/2022 Today Free versechildren,innocence,
12/29/2021 The Flowers Of The Mind Sonnetdark,dream,silence,
12/28/2021 OPEN ME FIRST Senryuchildren,christmas,fun,
12/27/2021 Things to do in 2022 Listchange,humor,new year,
12/26/2021 An Infinite Number of Poets Rhymehumor,poets,writing,
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
12/19/2021 GIDDY-UP Free versemetaphor,poetry,writing,
12/15/2021 PRE CYCLED Rhymeage,fashion,pollution,you
12/13/2021 THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Monorhymeconfusion,political,power
12/12/2021 a fistful of wishes Listdream,hope,peace,
12/11/2021 PIG WRESTLING Monokuanti bullying,bullying,co
12/11/2021 bird brains Monokubullying,
12/9/2021 3AM in a windy city Rhymecity,life,loneliness,
12/9/2021 The Hole Story Rhymechristmas,satire,
12/8/2021 Cat's Eyes Haikucat,winter,
12/8/2021 PS - IT'S POETRY Rhymehow i feel,poetry,writing
12/7/2021 Foreverlasting Night Sonnetdesire,lust,passion,
12/5/2021 Alberta Texas Florida - WHAT Listhumor,
12/4/2021 Wandering, Not Lost Free verseage,memory,metaphor,
12/3/2021 Beauty's Phoenix Glow Sonnetpoetry,word play,writing,
12/3/2021 NAMASTE Free versemom,morning,
12/2/2021 STREET FLOWERS Free versechildhood,city,life,memor
11/30/2021 WHO'S in charge Monokuhumor,word play,
11/29/2021 Nobody asked - but Listhumor,irony,life,
11/27/2021 Seasons Greetings - hiku Haikuchristmas,
11/27/2021 JOINING HANDS Free versegod,satire,
11/23/2021 Don't Blame The Pilgrims Otherfood,humor,thanksgiving d
11/22/2021 FLASHES OF LIFE Free versehumor,life,perspective,
11/20/2021 The Wild Life Free verseanimal,city,humor,
11/19/2021 the sightless are not blind Versecharacter,introspection,l
11/19/2021 an unlikely foursome - HIKU Haikufear,life,mother,
11/18/2021 MITTENS Monokuchildren,education,winter
11/17/2021 joy hiku Haikuchildren,city,snow,winter
11/15/2021 Christmas Haikuchristmas,
11/14/2021 DIPLOMACY 101 Coupletpeace,political,war,
11/14/2021 A fisherman's platter Monokufishing,humor,
11/12/2021 COLD HANDS Monokuautumn,word play,
11/12/2021 Autumn's Butterflies Verseautumn,character,
11/11/2021 In The Lea Of The Rolling Soft Bends Verselife,
11/10/2021 TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE Free verseveterans day,
11/9/2021 To Paint With Worded Brush Free verseart,imagery,poetry,writin
11/9/2021 one thing or the udder Monokuhumor,
11/9/2021 A Little Bluer Please Personificationappreciation,art,poetry,
11/5/2021 MINED GAMES Free verseconfusion,people,politica
11/1/2021 A feathered flap Monokubeauty,judgement,
10/31/2021 Upon the Morrow Rhymeangel,november,snow,
10/28/2021 PAW PAUSE Rhymeanimal,children,pets,than
10/28/2021 BULLY BULLY Limerickbullying,
10/28/2021 A PHILOSOPHIC AGE Rhymeage,philosophy,
10/27/2021 ENDANGERED SPECIES Free verseabuse,animal,sad,
10/26/2021 IT'S COMING Free versenature,storm,weather,
10/25/2021 HELL HATH NO FURRY Rhymechildren,growing up,humor
10/22/2021 Puppet Tears Quaternirony,leadership,
10/21/2021 Last Call Senryuautumn,irony,
10/20/2021 Contrarian Two Step Rhymehumor,life,
10/19/2021 A Ship of Fools Free versehumor,metaphor,
10/16/2021 THE GOLDEN BOWL Free versefunny,heaven,poetry,
10/16/2021 NIGHT OWLS Senryuloneliness,night,

My Photos

Fav Poems

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