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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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Most Recent Blog Post


In Memory of An Old Friend
Blog Posted:7/5/2012 1:14:00 PM

 

I wrote this poem, "The Day We Burned Doug Richter", 

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=299834 

over one year ago.  I don't know exactly what brought that memory to mind at that time other than the fact it was a pretty vivid childhood memory that I have carried around with me throughout the years.

I lived in Centerville, Ohio at the time but have long since moved away from the area and from the many friends I had back then.

I just learned through some facebook friends that I have reconnected with that the Doug in this poem, one of my few real-life-stories, passed away earlier this morning.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and I just thought I would post the link to the poem here once again for whatever reason.

Rest in Peace my old friend.

Joe
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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 9:48:00 PM
    Awsome Joe...my heart goes out to you...love ya, deb

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 4:35:00 PM
    Hi ya Joe. It is a small small world just like the Disney song goes...I have been racking my brain to see if I know this friend of yours...were you or Doug associated with Centerville Swimming, the Sharks swim club, or WTRC?...My kids swam competitively for 6 years and quite possible our paths may have crossed. I still live on the edge of Centerville to this day!...My heartfelt tho'ts are with you today as you are mourning the loss of a childhood friend. He seemed to be quite the outdoorsy type since he was an Eagle Scout leader and firefighter...Hang in there, Joe. (Your poem here is quite an amazing story. ) Best regards, gwendolen

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  1. Date: 7/5/2012 8:02:00 PM
    I think it was incredible how he tried to cover for you guys after what happened with the fire. He must have been an incredible friend. it is really sad to see people in your own age group just disappearing!! Yes, may he rest in peace.

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  1. Date: 7/5/2012 7:16:00 PM
    How sad to lose a friend.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Strangers Helping Out - One Donation at a Time
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 11:23:00 AM
An Update on the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" Contest
Date Posted: 3/27/2014 3:25:00 PM
If I Could Enter My Own Contest - Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 12:27:00 PM
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 12:38:00 AM
Harder Than it Seems
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 5:02:00 PM
Taking a Stand
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 10:46:00 AM
The 12th Man Includes Women Too
Date Posted: 2/22/2014 3:51:00 PM
Excuse My Brag
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 2:19:00 PM
Walking Fools
Date Posted: 2/17/2014 12:26:00 PM
Finding Evidence that Someone Found Use for One of my Poems
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 1:31:00 PM
What a Super, Super Bowl
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 2:20:00 PM
Don't Cry for me Argentina
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 4:47:00 PM
Thank You for Your Recent Comments
Date Posted: 12/19/2013 1:11:00 PM
The Comment That Became A Poem
Date Posted: 7/30/2013 5:39:00 PM
Getting Over the "Being Accepted" Hump
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 2:06:00 PM
A YouTube Fool
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What I Get Paid To Do
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 1:28:00 PM
The Curse of a Would-Be Poet
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 4:51:00 PM
Who We Are
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Poetry on Facebook
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 2:35:00 PM
I Am A Grandfather Again ... and Again!
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 11:59:00 AM
WARNING - This Blog Contains Explicit Material Intended Only for Adults
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 4:53:00 PM
My Two Cents (or More) on a Recent Controversy
Date Posted: 1/5/2013 12:23:00 PM
Unopened Presents
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Last Goodbyes - 12/14/12
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 4:44:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/16/2014The Red, Flashing 1 On My Answering MachineRhymelife,
4/8/2014Smile, If You're Feeling SadRhymeinspirational,
3/28/2014The Man in the Rosy GlassesRhymeintrospection,life,
3/27/2014Night SkiesRhymelife,
3/17/2014A St Paddy's Day LimerickLimerickfunny,holiday,
3/16/2014Hopes Come TrueRhymehope,life,song,
3/11/2014Life is What YOU Make itFree versedeath,life,
3/10/2014Anything GoesRhymemarriage,
3/10/2014Islands of PovertyRhymelife,political,society,
3/7/2014Memories on BranchesQuatrainimagery,seasons,
3/6/2014Dream LoveRhymefunny,imagination,life,
3/6/2014Coming of Age in Centerville with Baseball and GirlsRhymebaseball,growing up,nosta
3/4/2014The Bar Room Mirror ExtravaganzaRhymeimagination,introspection
3/3/2014She SingsLyriclyric,
2/27/2014The Carpenter's SonRhymereligious,
2/26/2014The Prom CorsageBalladlife,
2/22/2014Forgotten UmbrellasRhymesymbolism,
2/21/2014ClosetsRhymelife,
2/20/2014Why Her Mother CriesQuatrainlost love,
2/19/2014Share the LaughterRhymefor kids,
2/18/2014The Dad MantraRhymechildren,life,
2/18/2014Whispers of LightRhymeinspirational,
2/17/2014Dedicated to All the Boys and Girls Next DoorRhymededication,war,
2/14/2014Woo and Wow Me the Best that You CanRhymelove,
2/14/2014An Old Man's Piece of AdviceRhymeinspirational,introspecti
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