John F. McCullagh

Veteran Poet - 1,478 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

The Quiet Ones - Poem by John F. McCullagh

My brother-in-law is the tightly wound sort.
Self contained in his miserable way.
Always quick with a quip or a nasty retort,
and, most likely, a miserable lay.

His job unfulfilling, his woman unwilling.
His co-workers thought he was gay.
He labored long hours for his indifferent masters
for infrequent raises in pay.


When he defenestrated his co worker Sally
and police asked me, what could I say?
' It's always the quiet ones
you have to watch out for-
I knew this would happen someday.'


Poet's Notes about The Poem

No actual Sally was defenestrated for this piece, but Sally should watch her back...

Comments about The Quiet Ones by John F. McCullagh

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (10/4/2013 1:49:00 PM)

    Dodgy, dodgy, enjoyed the rhyme, good piece. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,896 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/22/2013 8:19:00 PM)

    you have to watch out, thanks.
    please read my poem'Family members' and vote if you so like. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013


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