John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,678 Points [The Hobbit] (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

John F. McCullagh Poems

841. Branded 6/18/2014
842. Bastogne 3/27/2010
843. Fifty Words For Snow 3/4/2015
844. A Child Of Then 5/27/2012
845. All Who Remain 1/27/2015
846. Alcoholics Unanimous 11/24/2010
847. Eye Of The Tiger 12/14/2009
848. A Dark Day Without Rain 11/12/2011
849. Al Gore Doesn’t Recycle 6/5/2010
850. A Cry In The Night 11/4/2010
851. A Knife In The Heart 2/11/2011
852. Adam 2/7/2011
853. A Little Bit Of Brooklyn 8/29/2010
854. A Rose Amidst The Thorns 12/10/2010
855. A Brewed Awakening 11/29/2010
856. A Misplaced Minute 12/30/2009
857. A Study In Scarlett 12/15/2010
858. A Murder In Chatham 10/31/2009
859. Adam’s Rib 2/8/2011
860. 5-5-5-5 2/11/2011
861. A Man For All Seasons 1/28/2011
862. A Life In The Theater 5/1/2010
863. A Tenuous Tenor 10/26/2009
864. A Rose Without A Thorn 11/16/2010
865. A Prayer For Thanksgiving,2010 11/15/2010
866. A Pale Horse, George A. Custer And The Seventh Calvary 1/30/2011
867. A Year Ago Today, The 9/11 Poem 10/25/2009
868. A Snowflake’s Revenge 12/20/2009
869. A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) 9/28/2010
870. (it Was) A Very Good Year. 10/24/2010
871. A Cup Of Tea 2/16/2010
872. sacred Flame (A Tale Of The Neanderthals) L 2/26/2010

Comments about John F. McCullagh

  • alsimoes2332@gmail.com (4/24/2018 7:47:00 AM)

    Just wrote a book about teaching art inspired writing & poetry and would like to use The Eternal Question in my book. How do I contact Mr. McCullagh to get his permission?

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  • Mikhail Sonkin (4/28/2016 9:53:00 AM)

    Dear John,
    This is the first time when I tried to read contemporary English poem. I am a Russian who live in USA 24 years, and I am 71, and I write some poem too. My Russian friend translated some of your poems, I liked them so I decided to read in English.
    I love this poem. You are right in your last lines. In a two years I and my wife will have 50 anniversary of our marriage. It is an answer on your poem.
    Best wishes Mikhail Sonkin

Best Poem of John F. McCullagh

sacred Flame (A Tale Of The Neanderthals) L




The newcomers killed my woman,
Ransacked my cave and killed my child.
My brother and I had been out hunting,
The only reason we’re still alive.

We noticed first as we drew closer
The sacred fire had gone out.
We dropped our catch and sniffed the air-
When I smelled blood I grabbed my axe.

My spirit dropped, my heart was saddened
My woman and my child lay dead
The newcomers had speared the baby
A club caved in my woman’s head.

My brother took the child to bury
I built a rock cairn for my mate
I stroked her matted hair in ...

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The Man He Used To Be

He was a shadow of himself, the man I came to see.
Time had robbed him of his strength; sapped his vitality.
This man who rode the badlands, this man who'd hunted game,
leaned on his cane to greet me; In fear of why I came.

We long had been acquaintances, I wouldn't style us friends.
He was a politician, I'm a newspaperman.
I bore bad news to Sagamore Hill; He wouldn't take it well
It was ill tidings I'm afraid, that I'd been sent to tell.

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