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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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A YouTube Fool


Blog Posted:5/17/2013 7:05:00 PM
Thanks to recent contests and blogs bringing my attention to YouTube poems, I have become obsessed with putting some of my poems in this format.  The key word there is, "obsessed".

Over the past few days I have completed about 1 project a day in creating video poems.  I should burn myself out here shortly.

The first three were pretty easy to knock out - one each for the births of my grandchildren:

  • Summer's Arrival
  • My Son Holding His Son
  • Estella and Holden

These, of course, are getting views from family members.  My daughter shared the "Estella and Holden" link on a facebook page for parents of twins, which helped it get a few more views.

Then it became a little bit harder to find poems that I felt would fit that format.

I am particularly pleased with how the poem I wrote in memory of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, CT turned out - "Last Goodbyes".  It is slowly getting some views each day.

I even put my "Write me a pub drinking song" contest entry, "I Don't Have a Drinking Problem" in this format with a horrible rendition of the song.  If you were to listen you would probably conclude that the song and singing of it is purely ironic (and moronic).

Any way, if you have any curiosity to see how another poet here has tried to put their poems to video you can find all of my poems on my channel at: 

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTdg8rnOgyXirpfOIGm4agQ

You can just click on any that strike your fancy.

So, I thank and yet curse those of you who put me on to this.  Just what I needed, another damn obsession.


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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Enjoyed these very much, just back from watching them and they are wonderful. It's great to hear your voice, making each one more personal. Be sure to check out some of ours too....Becca's are wonderful, as are Brian's, Roys, Ray Dillard, Debbie and several others...... I have done 3 so far (youtube name is alicedustykid)..... and yes it is addicting and such fun...I'm hoping to add a few more. here are a couple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huza5He36b0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAchI2nu9yY

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