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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

©10/28/2021



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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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John lawless
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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John lawless
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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5/10/2022 EQUAL PAY Monokuwork,
5/9/2022 SPRING FLING Haikucreation,life,nature,
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5/7/2022 ODE TO AN ODE Odewriting,
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4/20/2022 THOUGHTS OF NOTHINGNESS Rondeaulife,metaphor,
4/19/2022 LIGHTEN UP Monokustress,wisdom,
4/16/2022 SOMEWHERE IN SPRINGTIME Haikulife,nature,spring,
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3/31/2022 PERFECTION Free verseirony,metaphor,perspectiv
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3/18/2022 En Garde Monokuhumor,irony,lust,
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