Category: Poems

Is It Just Me?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 22, 2021 - Is It Just Me, Poems, Sports, The Arts, Writing
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Today, I am going to start a new feature–Is It Just Me? Is it just me but I now really miss the Olympic coverage of equestrian events and women’s water polo? Is it just me but August is dragging on more slowly than February? Is it just me but I sort of like the nickname […]

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Poetry Day at the Soapbox

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 27, 2021 - Features, Poems, The Big 60, Writing
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It’s poetry day at the Soapbox! A few days ago, I celebrated my birthday. In honor of this occasion, I have written a poem entitled “Sixty Years Ago” Sixty years ago. . . John Kennedy was president. The first astronauts were in space. Gunsmoke and Wagon Train were on TV. June Cleaver did housework in […]

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Thoughts on Not Winning a Nobel Prize

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 11, 2020 - Features, Poems, Writing
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Drats, I didn’t win the Nobel Prize in literature. I was starting to brush up on my Swedish and Norwegian, reading etiquette books (I don’t want to act like a troglodyte when I am hobnobbing with royalty) and skiing magazines, watching naughty Scandinavian movies, and chewing Skoal tobacco. Maybe my dream of being a Nobel […]

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No Writing Today–A Stream of Conscious Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 19, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Poems, Politics, Sports
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Today, I am suffering from writer’s block. Whenever that happens, I like to examine my more sensitive literary side and write poetry. Not surprisingly, I am going to compose another one of my stream-of-conscious poems: No writing today. I’m feeling Depressed That Christmas And New Years Came and went Quicker than Santa Claus Fleeing a […]

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Scooby-Do and Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 15, 2019 - Features, Poems, TV, Writing
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Friends, Romans, countrymen, readers of this blog, and all the Ordinary as well as the Unordinary Joes, lend me your ears–it is the halfway point to the Ides of March. Perhaps more than anytime of the year, the middle of September is a time of transition. Summer is turning to fall. The kids are back […]

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Another Poetry Day

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 16, 2019 - Poems, The Big 58, Writing
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It’s another Poetry Day here at An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox! This month, I will be celebrating another birthday. In honor of this most semi-semi-semi momentous occasion, I have written a poem entitled “I’m 58 (I’m Supposed to Be)”. I know this is probably not anything close to being a literary masterpiece, but every now and […]

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An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox Tradition–Horrible Holiday Poems

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 9, 2018 - Features, Poems, Writing
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Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is almost here. This is the time of the year when people celebrate their traditions like decorating Christmas trees, watching the annual broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, singing “Jingle Bells” in the neighborhoods, buying Clappers and Chia pets for presents, drinking spiked eggnog at company parties, and watching crazy uncles […]

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My Easter Parade, Plus an April Fool’s Day Limerick

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 30, 2018 - Features, Poems, Politics
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When I a child during the Stoner Age (the 1960s and 1970s), I was mesmerized watching Judy Garland belt out the Irving Berlin tune “Easter Parade”. Since Easter is just around the corner, “Easter Parade” has been popping up in my cranium for the past couple of days. And this morning, I began thinking–what if […]

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So Much to Write

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 24, 2018 - Features, Poems, Politics, Sports
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Today is just one of those days in which there is so much to write about, I don’t know where to start. I can be controversial and write about the gun control issue. However, I am in no mood for controversy. Because spring is here and Easter and Opening Day is just around the corner, […]

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Happy Birthday My Love!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 9, 2017 - Extraordinary Margie, Love, Poems
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This weekend, my significant other will be celebrating her birthday. Since I am a gentleman, I will not tell her age. Let’s say she doesn’t look like a day over 39.99. In honor of this day, I have decided to write a few love poems. Granted, I will admit I am not the second coming […]

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