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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.


ON A SNOWY MORNING...

Blog Posted:12/3/2019 9:32:00 AM

ON A SNOWY MORNING……

 

 

searching endlessly

seeking rainbows and friendship

alone in a crowd

 

 

and thus the vegans ate the grass

that sustained the herds

that fertilized the plains

that nurtured the grass

that the vegans ate

 

WHAT’S FOR DINNER???

 

 

I kept a thought alive

bedded it down in warmth

nurtured its growth

took it with me on long walks

sat quietly with it

questioned its veracity

doubted its truth

ignored it for a while

as it seemed an endless chore

this thought…..

 

and then I thought of you

and remembered

a thought I once had.

 

 

The Buddha hasn’t been the same

since the cat visited his garden.

 

 

I wrote a note to Santa

sent it on the wind

asked him for  a brand new knee

the kind that I can bend

 

John G. Lawless

©12/3/2019

 



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Date: 12/7/2019 7:56:00 PM
I like the last part where you did the knee poem. Very cute. As for vegans, let them eat grass! Most would rather smoke it.
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Date: 12/4/2019 2:24:00 PM
I enjoyed this. My favorite line, "and then I thought of you and remembered a thought I once had." merry Christmas, John, and I hope you get that knee.
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craig cornish
Date: 12/5/2019 3:06:00 PM
Oh, BTW Keith should know that he had to actually write a letter to Santa when he was nine which was then delivered by sled dog.
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craig cornish
Date: 12/5/2019 2:56:00 PM
Ditto Becca! Hey, and don't forget to wish a Merry Christmas to Ezra and the rest of your family - may happiness and love surround you.
Date: 12/4/2019 8:08:00 AM
Yes John, What poetry should be, meandering mental musings - this, like a smiling/pensive train of thought daydream.
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John lawless
Date: 12/4/2019 8:18:00 AM
sometime ya just gotta leave the muse unsupervised....mud pies anyone.
Date: 12/4/2019 12:18:00 AM
I've yet to see vegans eat grass (though grass seeds feed most of the world) but it may reach that point if the bees don't recover. Not quite sure I understand the write but certainly has one thinking in various tangents :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/6/2019 9:45:00 AM
oopsies! where's the delete button?! it's a good thing I don't read the blogs over breakfast - be choked to death by you two jokesters! :))
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/6/2019 12:56:00 AM
oh great! dealing in shekels means my US$ won't be getting their money's worth...I'll just purchase a bunch of online endorsements here...they're a dime a dozen...
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/5/2019 10:28:00 PM
I'll keep that in mind...better be cheap!
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
wow! how did you get so lucky? :))
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/5/2019 1:38:00 PM
lol! I'll wait for your review first :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/5/2019 11:14:00 AM
sounds like he needs a good dose of kava then...so generous of him to donate his brain..perhaps they will set it next to Einstein's and they can jus be talkin' telepathically for the rest of eternity...that would be ideal purgatory for his forceful behavior lol
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/4/2019 6:29:00 PM
lol! Keith, first go google it - I think it's the opposite of meagan.. after that, force the little Spock to smoke some grass so perhaps he'll start talking some sense! I know I'm dreaming but it's worth a try
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John lawless
Date: 12/4/2019 7:42:00 AM
just following the ramblings of a meandering muses mind...
Date: 12/3/2019 11:21:00 AM
John, a great poem, I enjoyed reading it very much... this line made me laugh though, "The Buddha hasn’t been the same since the cat visited his garden."
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John lawless
Date: 12/4/2019 7:46:00 AM
Hey, it was cold, snowy and the Buddha appeared to be wearing a very tall, snow white, cossack hat.

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