John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 5,019 Points [The Hobbit] (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

John F. McCullagh Poems

161. Cash For Keys 2/1/2011
162. Fair Exchange 2/1/2011
163. Baby Robbie (A Triolet) 2/1/2011
164. Et Tu? 2/24/2011
165. Move Over Moon 2/25/2011
166. At The Bottom Of The Stairs 3/1/2011
167. Welcome To Babel 3/2/2011
168. To The Lat 3/2/2011
169. Sudden Death 3/5/2011
170. Eagle 3/5/2011
171. To See, Again, The Stars 3/20/2011
172. The Sleeper 3/28/2011
173. In The National Gallery 5/3/2011
174. Repetoire 5/12/2011
175. Eight Minutes 5/13/2011
176. The Rolling Cones 5/13/2011
177. Galatea 5/14/2011
178. The Angel Of Death 5/14/2011
179. Wordplay 2/1/2011
180. Lights Out 2/1/2011
181. Ipocalypse Now! 2/4/2011
182. Until We Have Faces (Part One) 2/4/2011
183. The Goose Who Loved Golf 2/5/2011
184. The Axe Concerto 2/8/2011
185. True Confessions 2/9/2011
186. Prince Liam The Brave 2/10/2011
187. Motel Sex (And The Filthy Socialist Pig) 5/17/2011
188. The Parliament Of Whores 5/19/2011
189. Woodstock Generation/Memorial Day 5/30/2011
190. Virgin Sacrifice 6/26/2011
191. Evergreen 6/26/2011
192. Here Come The Brides 6/26/2011
193. The Eternal Question 2/13/2011
194. Cheep Thrills 2/18/2011
195. Old Number Seven 7/3/2011
196. Police Action 7/4/2011
197. The Gropes Of Wrath 7/17/2011
198. The Babe 7/18/2011
199. The Reign Of Tara 7/29/2011
200. Dante And Beatrice 8/7/2011

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 ...

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


A winter storm had dumped a foot
of wet and heavy slushy snow.
As the sidewalk does not clean itself
I dressed to face my winter foe.

I worked too hard, I worked too fast
as I shoveled out our walks and paths.
My heart was racing; I' was feeling done,
then a golden retriever came on the run.

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