Category Archives: Massachusetts

The Veteran’s Shame

     Today, March 17th, marks the actual date that is traditionally celebrated as Saint Patrick’s Day. Below you will see the back panel of the T-shirt that is sold ($10.00 US) by the Malden, Massachusetts Irish American Club* in … Continue reading

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The Gerrity Stone

      With Saint Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, I thought I would get the ball rolling with a new poem.. The story of the title is a bit amusing, at least I thought so, but here it is in any … Continue reading

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An Angel’s Smile

     While I have complained lately about a lack of creative energy and a lackluster effort to improve upon that condition, sometimes it just won’t be stifled. Here is an example of that. I was standing in line to buy stamps … Continue reading

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The Letter

THE LETTER  Dear Linda Lou, the letter said, your dear old, faithful dog is dead, and I hate to be the one, to break the news. * Not much has happened, since you left town. Oh, the first parish church … Continue reading

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She Was A Witch

     As it is nearing Halloween I thought that we might like a little “witchy” poem. Short on time today, so “TH TH THAT’ S ALL FOLKS.” Have some fun with it and have a terrifying terrific Tuesday, Jake. SHE WAS … Continue reading

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The Summer Of My Discontent

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     This poem is dedicated to the Boston Red Sox and their 2012 Major League Baseball effort season..IT WAS HORRIBLE! No, even worse than that…IT WAS A DISGRACE. ‘Red Sox Nation‘ should be appalled at the events and performances surrounding this … Continue reading

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Beer As A Pacifier

     While in practice, the title of this poem works for me, but, there is more to it than MY bad drinking habits. Today I’m going to test your memories, before they forever fade to black. Three years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts, (July … Continue reading

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Poems By Request Double-Header

My niece Meghan from California, was back here (in Massachusetts) for a brief visit with her family recently and as we all  finished a fine meal at “The Villa Restaurant” in Wayland Mass. 01778 and our varied tastes and appetites had been satisfied to … Continue reading

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Thanks To Those Who Served

      This poem was the first and the last poem that I ever submitted to a poetry contest. I sort of got the feeling it was a scam when they kept telling me how wonderful my style was and how it reminded them of this great … Continue reading

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The Price of Love

      I must always offer a caveat, (which translates from the Latin to English as, “covering my ass”) before one of these:      The following poem, in no way or manner reflects my past or current relationship with my loving wife (Beth) of thirty-two years,(May 10th see, … Continue reading

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