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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 six things you should forget if you wish to be a great poet.

Blog Posted:10/26/2019 5:38:00 AM

Ahh, errr, ahem,......DAMMIT......I FORGOT THEM!!!

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Date: 11/12/2019 2:34:00 PM
great read ;D
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Date: 11/7/2019 5:10:00 PM
I do agree. Those are wrong words for a poem. Thank you for telling us about thes words. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/4/2019 11:06:00 AM
I was all ready to take some notes, John, you got me!
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:04:00 PM
Very funny - I was all geared up to learn something but laughing is always preferable, right? No? Well, it is what happened and I thank you that it did.
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Date: 10/30/2019 10:49:00 AM
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Date: 10/29/2019 9:50:00 AM
Hahaha :D
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/6/2019 5:34:00 PM
Miss ya! Gonna write something?
Date: 10/26/2019 1:06:00 PM
I'm here for fun I write pooetry not good poetry lol :-) hugs Jan xx
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/26/2019 9:04:00 PM
I love bad girls!!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/26/2019 7:30:00 PM
You write good poetry, Jan! But I guess at some point you decided to shift to S#&@! LOL! (sorry.. i be a bad girl here :0)
Date: 10/26/2019 12:34:00 PM
Hello Lawless John, I don't do those um- words at all.By for now : Darlene
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Date: 10/26/2019 11:39:00 AM memory one of them?
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Date: 10/26/2019 10:51:00 AM
Fantastic , John.. I am not a poet.. just here for fun and the love of the members that are here :)
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/26/2019 9:07:00 PM
Thank you Laura, people like you I love your encouragements do help.. Hugs Ev
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/26/2019 7:28:00 PM
You ARE a wonderful poet, Eve!! :)
Date: 10/26/2019 10:43:00 AM
John... ahh yes !
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Date: 10/26/2019 9:25:00 AM
Perfect! This is going down well with my chilled Amarula Cream this early evening - Cheers!
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Date: 10/26/2019 7:42:00 AM
Lol! ;D,
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Date: 10/26/2019 6:45:00 AM
Best blog ever!
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