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I Was Me

First I was me,
Selfish as can be,
Wanting everything from A to Z
And wanting it all for me.

Then I became we,
A part of an us.
I learned to share, give and take
I learned how to trust.

Next I was you,
Believe me its true.
I would rather give than receive,
It was you I wanted to please.

Now I am them,
A family man.
Giving my children,
All that I can.

If you look real close,
It is easy to see,
I am older and wiser,
And no longer a me.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Joe, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 2/13/2011 8:54:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on having another featured poem this week on the Soup.. wow ..wonderful ... with luvll

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 3:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your "featured poem" this week~~

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Super piece, Joe. This would fit the didactic form also. Congrats on having this fine piece selected. Dave

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 8:30:00 AM
    Nice poem, all the stages that a good man can move through. Enjoyed reading it, it would make a good anniversary gift or card! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week on PoetrySoup Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 6:38:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. great one to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 8/26/2010 9:47:00 PM
    VErY COOL poem. One that really enjoyed reading and a big congratulations to you. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/26/2010 9:47:00 PM
    gotta fav one this good!

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 7:42:00 PM
    Simply awesome, Joe! Congratulations on your worthy win! I wish all men would come to this "place". Life is tough, but this just shows that a man, a real man can reach this place in his life. Awesome. Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 11:58:00 AM
    congrats on your win with this amazing poem

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 9:11:00 AM
    I'd like to be part of an "us" too, Joe. Trying to keep hope alive as I remain "a me." Congratulations on two wins in one day! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 4:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joe in Paula Swanson's contest "Your Existence". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 9:06:00 PM
    Joe, this is awesome advice and a truly wonderful poem! I am sending a copy to my son. It is Excellent and I am so happy to see it high up in the winner's list. I will also put it into my favorite file. You are a wise and humble soul who knows the secret to living a happy life. Congratulations! Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 8:34:00 PM
    lgreat just great. I think you really know who you are. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 8:09:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on your success in Paula's contest .. with this great write my friend.. enjoy your great moment of victory again .. with luv.. ciao..

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 4:38:00 PM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Joe. If you would like to have more of your poetry read limit your postings to 3-5 poems per day. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol