Joe Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,170 Points (Drogheda, Ireland)

Joe Hughes Poems

81. Ode To The Chip 3/21/2007
82. I'Ve Heard That Christ Was Irish 3/22/2007
83. The Garden Chair 11/17/2012
84. Glencolmcille Girl 3/29/2013
85. Medicine Time On Ward Five 3/4/2016
86. The Gambler 11/25/2015
87. The Water Bottle 3/4/2016
88. Hidden Lives 10/11/2016
89. Brighton Promenading 8/11/2016
90. The Boy 11/24/2017
91. Three Little Faces 6/6/2017
92. The River 8/12/2011
93. England 11/24/2016
94. A Quiet Read 5/24/2013
95. The Mask 3/31/2007
96. The Dementing Priest 1/10/2007
97. Fitting In 12/30/2008
98. The Wake 9/26/2008
99. Do Not Post Your Poem Here 4/22/2009
100. Brevity 4/2/2007
101. An A - Z To The Sales God 9/5/2007
102. Health Fanatics 2/3/2009
103. Dog Owners 2/21/2009
104. A Noisy Donegal Night 10/8/2007
105. Her Little Blue Number 3/19/2007
106. Strawberry Jam 6/6/2017
107. The Lying Photo 11/17/2012
108. Tools 3/9/2012
109. Alcoholic 10/8/2007
110. A Healthy Life 12/28/2009
111. El Dorado 3/12/2008
112. Night-Time Walking 6/6/2017
113. The Padded Room 9/2/2007
114. Young Mother 5/16/2007
115. Double Meaning 2/15/2009
116. A Catholic Hell! 2/11/2007
117. The Old Man At The Sea 3/6/2012
118. A Bubble 12/19/2006

Comments about Joe Hughes

  • Francis Duggan (8/17/2017 7:10:00 AM)

    Joe Hughes is a poet who writes with a sense of humor that is infectious, i am just one of many who enjoy reading his whimsical poetry he reminds me in his style of writing of James Stephens, Joe is just one of those people who does not take himself too seriously and there ought to be more like him, good on you Joe keep them coming.

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  • Steven Taylor (11/20/2009 8:42:00 AM)

    Thank you for the kind comments on my poems. I like the Bubble. I tend to be a positive poet who emphasizes the positive mood. I began writing poetry by experimenting with everything. You have good riming. It is interesting that you and I took opposite objectives. In Fog, I was placing the emphasis on the negative acpects and ended with the positive, and you placed your emphasis on the positive and ended with the negative. I am sorry to hear about the demise of your bubble!
    Steve Taylor

  • Lucianne Fasolo (8/23/2007 8:56:00 AM)

    I can't believe there is no comments here about you, you're in my favorite poem list! ! !
    Joe's poems are witty, very sarcastic at times and I love his simple but brilliant way of writing. He's really talented!

Best Poem of Joe Hughes

A Bubble

I am a fresh blown bubble,
Just born with lots of care.
I'm undecided if I'll burst
Or fly into the air.

I'm yellow, blue, some red and green
Six inches is my size.
I hover round the patio
But the sky is still my prize.

I've almost hit a garden chair,
I've just skimmed past a fence.
I've cleared some hedges and a shed,
I wobble as I dance.

And now I'm soaring, Oh! so high,
I never will come down.
I've cleared the eaves of houses
And I'm heading into town!

Goodbye young child way down below,
The world now lies in ...

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The Dementing Priest

I believe in God,
Or do I anymore?
I join my hands in prayer
But what for - I'm not quite sure.

I look into the mirror,
A dog collar I see.
I feel it, push it, prod it
And wrench it out - I'm free!

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