John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,852 Points [The Hobbit] (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

John F. McCullagh Poems

841. The Runaway Slave 4/8/2010
842. The Cenotaph 8/2/2014
843. The Falling Man, A Poem Of 9-11 9/2/2011
844. Last Song - Whitney Houston, R.I.P. 2/12/2012
845. A Streetcar Named De$ire 8/20/2014
846. Autobiography Of A Snowflake 12/5/2009
847. Time In A Bottle 9/20/2013
848. Who Will Watch The Watchers? 6/27/2014
849. Branded 6/18/2014
850. Bastogne 3/27/2010
851. Fifty Words For Snow 3/4/2015
852. A Child Of Then 5/27/2012
853. All Who Remain 1/27/2015
854. Alcoholics Unanimous 11/24/2010
855. Eye Of The Tiger 12/14/2009
856. A Dark Day Without Rain 11/12/2011
857. Al Gore Doesn’t Recycle 6/5/2010
858. A Cry In The Night 11/4/2010
859. A Knife In The Heart 2/11/2011
860. A Little Bit Of Brooklyn 8/29/2010
861. A Rose Amidst The Thorns 12/10/2010
862. A Brewed Awakening 11/29/2010
863. Adam 2/7/2011
864. A Misplaced Minute 12/30/2009
865. A Study In Scarlett 12/15/2010
866. Adam’s Rib 2/8/2011
867. 5-5-5-5 2/11/2011
868. A Murder In Chatham 10/31/2009
869. A Man For All Seasons 1/28/2011
870. A Life In The Theater 5/1/2010
871. A Tenuous Tenor 10/26/2009
872. A Rose Without A Thorn 11/16/2010
873. A Prayer For Thanksgiving,2010 11/15/2010
874. A Pale Horse, George A. Custer And The Seventh Calvary 1/30/2011
875. A Year Ago Today, The 9/11 Poem 10/25/2009
876. A Snowflake’s Revenge 12/20/2009
877. A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) 9/28/2010
878. (it Was) A Very Good Year. 10/24/2010
879. A Cup Of Tea 2/16/2010
880. sacred Flame (A Tale Of The Neanderthals) L 2/26/2010

Comments about John F. McCullagh

  • (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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Their Day At The Beach

It was cold for early June; a pause between two storms.
The surf -rough, the water-cold, but the reception would be warm.
Our Higgins boat made steady speed taking us to shore.
For some it was the Longest Day, for many others the last they saw.

The scene awaiting us was surreal; a muck up like the worst.
The Germans kept the corpsmen busy- if they didn't kill them first.
The leaden rain was constant as we struggled towards the shore.
Our platoon was decimated; many saw the end of war.

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