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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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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/7/2023 Thursday Monokutoday,
12/7/2023 WHERE'S THE WIZARD Rhymeirony,life,poetry,
12/6/2023 MAYBE Monokuconfusion,
12/5/2023 I WRIT A POME Rhymefun,poetry,writing,
12/5/2023 WHO Monokusatire,
12/5/2023 tuesday Monokulife,work,
12/4/2023 ANCESTRAL BONES Sonnetsun,winter,
12/4/2023 Monday Monokutime,
12/3/2023 I believe we are all cowards Free versecourage,fear,hero,life,
12/3/2023 The Goldfish Free verseimagination,
12/3/2023 sunday Haikudecember,
12/2/2023 sadness Senryuloneliness,
12/2/2023 to write Free verseinspiration,writing,
12/2/2023 Saturday Free versewinter,
12/1/2023 SOLSTICE SENRYU Senryuchristmas,december,
11/30/2023 Those Bells Free versehigh school,humor,poetry,
11/30/2023 I Think They Doth Protest Too Much Verseconflict,confusion,war,
11/29/2023 The Serpent Free versemetaphor,
11/28/2023 he wanders a lot Free verseage,peace,time,
11/27/2023 life lines Senryulife,
11/27/2023 December Haikudecember,
11/27/2023 how i hate that cooing pigeon Versedark,humor,lust,muse,poet
11/25/2023 A CROWN OF HORNETS I do not know?sin,
11/25/2023 BLACK FRIDAY Senryuirony,thanksgiving,
11/24/2023 THE WARMTH, THE CALL, OF APPLE PIE Rhymethanksgiving,
11/24/2023 MYSTIC METAPHOR Rhymedream,muse,poetry,sleep,
11/23/2023 CLUCK U Limerickhumor,word play,
11/23/2023 OH CLUCK Limerickhumor,thanksgiving day,
11/22/2023 STARS OF CLARITY Free verselost love,
11/22/2023 Solstice Ploy Sonnetseasons,
11/21/2023 WE ARE NOT FUR BABIES Free versedog,funny,pets,
11/19/2023 Brain Drain Monokumuse,words,
11/18/2023 November's Raindrops Sonnetautumn,seasons,winter,
11/17/2023 FALLING Free verseseasons,winter,
11/17/2023 MIDNIGHT'S TRYSTS Sonnetlove,lust,moon,
11/16/2023 stop thinking I do not know?humor,irony,
11/16/2023 A Quiet Protest Monokuconfusion,humor,irony,pol
11/15/2023 NAMELESS Free verseage,friendship,growing up
11/15/2023 WAIT HERE Free versechristmas,humor,marriage,
11/15/2023 Hook Line and Sinker Monokufishing,humor,marriage,
11/14/2023 Takeoff Lanternebird,winter,
11/14/2023 I Have an Aversion to Prejudice Rhymejudgement,prejudice,
11/14/2023 HOW MANY WHAT Questionkugames,nonsense,
11/14/2023 PERSONALITY TESTING Monokuhumor,self,
11/14/2023 I Prayed Free verseprayer,
11/14/2023 Oh, Cluck No Monokuhumor,
11/14/2023 leaves Haikuwinter,
11/13/2023 Oh, Let Us Write Coupletpoets,silence,writing,
11/12/2023 hide and seek Monokugod,
11/11/2023 SUBLIMINAL STUPIDITY I do not know?word play,
11/11/2023 THAT THING Free versedark,introspection,memory
11/9/2023 WINDSONGS Verselife,time,wind,
11/9/2023 November Snapshots Free versenovember,rain,
11/8/2023 in plain sight Limerickthanksgiving,
11/8/2023 On a Last Dance Free verseage,devotion,life,love,ma
11/7/2023 Of Wingless Doves Free versepeace,
11/7/2023 CHANGE Monokuchange,irony,
11/6/2023 Good Night Monster Rhymechildhood,mom,scary,
11/6/2023 Oh Hell Tetractyslife,
11/5/2023 Stoicism Free verselife,spiritual,strength,
11/5/2023 Metaphysical Migrants Free versepeople,
11/4/2023 Labyrinthine Free verselife,mentor,wisdom,
11/3/2023 Ripples In Time Monokuirony,
11/3/2023 A Muted Landscape Free versepoetry,words,writing,
11/2/2023 Wild Birds Personificationbird,humor,identity,
11/2/2023 Which Witch Limerickhalloween,
11/2/2023 Truth Be Told Free verseirony,truth,
11/1/2023 Speech Monokuhumor,irony,
10/31/2023 Poetic Hide and Seek Free verseallegory,life,poetry,poet
10/30/2023 November's Creep Free versenovember,rose,
10/30/2023 A Reverie of Darkness Verseanalogy,
10/29/2023 Keep Verseaddiction,anger,hope,life
10/29/2023 Victory's Defeat Rhymechildhood,children,growin
10/29/2023 Wild Animals Personificationanalogy,evil,irony,
10/29/2023 October's Farewell Kiss Monokuautumn,beauty,
10/28/2023 The Last Organ Grinder Monokuhumor,
10/28/2023 A Metaphoric Blue Rhymepoetry,poets,words,
10/27/2023 Last Call Free versehumor,ireland,life,
10/26/2023 Whose Dog Is It Anyway Free versepoetry,words,
10/24/2023 Treeless Questionkuperspective,
10/24/2023 Broken Warriors Free verseanger,soldier,war,
10/23/2023 Musings On Faith Haibunfaith,
10/22/2023 Fall's Farewell Free verseoctober,
10/22/2023 The Minutia of Life Monokuhumor,irony,silly,
10/22/2023 It All Depends On What We Do Coupletgod,
10/20/2023 I Always Liked the Rain Free verseage,rain,youth,
10/20/2023 Thinking Monokutoday,
10/20/2023 The Rules of War Free versewar,
10/19/2023 Omg Free versegod,
10/18/2023 Junk Haibunamerica,family,military,w
10/18/2023 Formless Poetry Free verseart,poetry,poets,
10/18/2023 Overheard On the Parade Grounds Monokufunny,military,
10/17/2023 First Day Monokuchange,
10/16/2023 October Half Time Senryuoctober,
10/16/2023 Pond-Erings Versepeace,water,
10/15/2023 Pimp-Kins Monokuhumor,sexy,word play,
10/14/2023 Buyer Beware Monokuhumor,irony,
10/13/2023 Fall's Silenced Soliloquy Quaternautumn,
10/12/2023 Truth Acrostictruth,
10/12/2023 Chattering Chameleons Monokulanguage,truth,words,

My Photos

Fav Poems

She's Always Drawing Mermaids Sonnetsad,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
Paradise Now Free versereligion,
Painting With Words Coupletpoetry,writing,
Dark Cinquaindark,death,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Death Becomes Art Rhymedeath,depression,poetry,
And Still She Smiles Free versedepression,friendship,lov
'theatre of the Absurd'-Catoptric Corridors of Time Rhymehumanity,metaphor,solitud
Moonless Curse Senryuappreciation,hope,longing
Rise Up and Sing the Sun Sonnetday,
Sacred Dwellers Coupletanimal,native american,sp
Scurry Now a Panther Comes Your Way Free versepoetry,
Totems of the Mind Free versehistory,muse,mystery,
In Praise of Anonymity Free versepoetry,
Resolutions Rhymenew year,
Courage Free versecourage,love,
Understanding Free versetruth,
The Souls of Leaves Rondeaunature,
God Was Wearing a Dress Free versespiritual,
The Park Fountain Free verselight,moon,night,spiritua
Lightning They Name Is Woman Personificationsky,
Meditations On a Derelict Wharf Free verseage,hope,mystery,visionar
A Life Not Lived Ethereeangst,anxiety,betrayal,co
All That I Have Taken In Free verseeve,nature,spiritual,suns
On Rainy Afternoons Free versechild,sad,solitude,
In All Its Splendor Haibunautumn,nature,seasons,
Your Name Free verseanxiety,childhood,fear,
The Poets Are Dead Free versewriting,
Seattle Streets Free verseage,old,
Wasted Things Free versepoetry,
Tomorrow Free versesunset,time,
How Much More God Versechildhood,memory,
Nameless Rhymesad,
Dew Kissed Dawn Free verseappreciation,light,mornin
Snowflakes Free verseanalogy,life,perspective,

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Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Nette Onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Dialectic Crisis United States Flag United States Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
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