John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,741 Points [The Hobbit] (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

John F. McCullagh Poems

841. The Man In The Arena 7/24/2010
842. Who Will Watch The Watchers? 6/27/2014
843. Branded 6/18/2014
844. Bastogne 3/27/2010
845. The Falling Man, A Poem Of 9-11 9/2/2011
846. Fifty Words For Snow 3/4/2015
847. A Child Of Then 5/27/2012
848. All Who Remain 1/27/2015
849. Alcoholics Unanimous 11/24/2010
850. Eye Of The Tiger 12/14/2009
851. A Dark Day Without Rain 11/12/2011
852. Al Gore Doesn’t Recycle 6/5/2010
853. A Cry In The Night 11/4/2010
854. A Knife In The Heart 2/11/2011
855. Adam 2/7/2011
856. A Little Bit Of Brooklyn 8/29/2010
857. A Rose Amidst The Thorns 12/10/2010
858. A Brewed Awakening 11/29/2010
859. A Misplaced Minute 12/30/2009
860. A Study In Scarlett 12/15/2010
861. A Murder In Chatham 10/31/2009
862. Adam’s Rib 2/8/2011
863. 5-5-5-5 2/11/2011
864. A Man For All Seasons 1/28/2011
865. A Life In The Theater 5/1/2010
866. A Tenuous Tenor 10/26/2009
867. A Rose Without A Thorn 11/16/2010
868. A Prayer For Thanksgiving,2010 11/15/2010
869. A Pale Horse, George A. Custer And The Seventh Calvary 1/30/2011
870. A Year Ago Today, The 9/11 Poem 10/25/2009
871. A Snowflake’s Revenge 12/20/2009
872. A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) 9/28/2010
873. (it Was) A Very Good Year. 10/24/2010
874. A Cup Of Tea 2/16/2010
875. 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 ...

Read the full of sacred Flame (A Tale Of The Neanderthals) L

Until We Meet Again

I will not let my hand let go your hand.
How little time together here remains:
Dear sister- looking old, frail, and confused-
lost somewhere in Morpheus’ gentle dreams.


The taxi that I called is downstairs waiting,
and shortly I must tear myself away
Knowing that our parting will be final-

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