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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 it's 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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WARNING - This Blog Contains Explicit Material Intended Only for Adults


Blog Posted:1/10/2013 4:53:00 PM




"PEACE ON EARTH", WAS ALL IT SAID

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBx-hHf4BE

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Yep, sometimes we're like bees to flowers. Nice one Joe, sadly I don't know the song. Have a koolio day :)

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Well, now I know how to get more readers for my blogs - a teaser for a title.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 5:46:00 AM
    lol.... I like the pick pocket - always one in a crowd ;-) Pieces and Loaves to you as well, Joe :-)

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:10:00 AM
    Ha Joe, I did wonder if I was adult enough to go for it but then I saw how you responded to those very harsh words, which i thought admirable, and I knew you were probably pulling a fast one (English for joke) so I gave it a go and thank goodness I was right about you . loved it xx

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 11:19:00 PM
    I was drawn by the writers name and ever so, just a little bit, ever so lightly blinking nosey. Lol. Was great ..... Seren

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 11:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "Come into my den", said the spider to the fly. ;-)
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:35:00 PM
    One of my fave movies ever! Love the song too..I have to admit you roped me in with the "adult content" got me curious!

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 10:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Deb, it was suggested to me that a title with a warning like that would be a magnet to some folks. I bet many have taken a peek inside but are to embarrassed to admit it with a post. Curiousity is not necesarilly a bad thing.
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Why you cute lil stinker, you! Ha Ha! I LOVE this song, if its the one I think is... Listen children to a story... one of my faves. Hey, I did just write something explicit, but I hope somewhat tasteful. Hey, its cold in Canada. We keep warm the old fashioned way :) Hugs Cyndi

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 11:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, click on the link below the saying and you can hear the song for yourself.
    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 9:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, last time I typed the words, ADULTS ONLY - I ended up in the middle of controversy. So, I couldn't help myself from making a few folks' blood pressure soar by seeing a warning like that again. I know, I know, I am a baaaaaaaad boy. Now I need to go find your poem - it's a little col her, too.
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Fell for it hook, line and sinker Joe!...I put that little gem on my internet fav's list for further viewing...wasn't the song the theme to 'Billy Jack?'

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it right, Tim - Billy Jack - an old classic. The acting is so bad in that movie, you have just got to love it. Gives it almost a documentary quality.
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:00:00 PM
    hahahaha.... Let there Be Peace on Earth !!!

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, Debra. And good thing I used the right word for "Peace", huh?
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:56:00 PM
    I knew it was gonna be a joke and just had to come and see what folks said!! For sure, it's the adults who need to learn peace and TEACH it to all!!

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad you trusted me Andrea! You know me for the mild-mannered, harmless guy that I am. And yes, Adults need that Explicit reminder!
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:37:00 PM
    You got me! : ) Have a good evening.

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As long as I got a smile out of Ruben! Bet you thought I was causing trouble again, huh?
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Just listened to this from your facebook post, great song... think I'll watch Billy Jack tonight

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/10/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, one of my all-time favorites - both the movie and the song. Sometimes, I ... Just ... Go ... BERSERK!!!
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:56:00 PM
    I know, sometimes I can be a real wise cracker! But, I just can't help myself! Have a good day, folks.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 3/31/2014 11:23:00 AM
An Update on the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" Contest
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