Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Joe Flach's Blog

About Joe Flach
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo


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.

Come join my FaceBook Page, "Poems, Lyrics and Stuff by An Average Joe" -

The Warped Mind of a Would-Be Poet

Blog Posted:9/12/2012 10:37:00 AM
I just can’t help it.  This is the way my warped mind works:  I am walking along the River Walk by my hotel in San Diego.  Parked alone in an empty parking lot is a Lunch Truck with a big sign advertising their “Patty Melts”.  By the time my walk is over an hour later, I am singing this made up verse in my head:

Just one kiss upon her lips and Patty melts into my arms

There is no surprise, one look in her eyes and Patty succumbs to my charms

Not too much of my magical touch and Patty surrenders herself to me

They grant my wishes if I wash their dishes - I get my Patty Melts for free


I am just too weird!  Glad to know I am not alone - ;-)

Please Login
  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Sounds like a fun trip/walk. I like San Diego.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/14/2012 9:31:00 PM
    Sounds like a poet's mind to me. funny stuff. Lee

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:23:00 AM
    Hi Joe sounds perfectly sane to me who wrote about a Pallets life after looking t a coffee table on my veranda, al the best weirdo's forever I say, all the best Owen

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 1:18:00 AM
    Stand tall and proud young skywalker you are the Weird One, your father a dictionary your mother a thesaurus and what they produced we have before us, one weird mixture of related words that need to escape xx

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:13:00 PM
    That's just how a poet's mind works, Joe. STand proud!!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:43:00 PM
    you are certainly mirror who i am, joe... now, it's no secret most of us have ringing tones in our heads!.. nice piece!:) huggs!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:14:00 PM
    You're not alone! LOL!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:08:00 PM
    LOL! Loved your imagination... You think you're wierd... Read my Ninja Trolls... That imagination... Gotta love it!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 11:02:00 AM
    so cute, Joe! Perhaps you were hungry. hugs, catie :)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:52:00 AM
    What can I say, Joe? A poet's mind works in very weird ways.... :) I don't think I saw a river to walk by in San Diego either :) LOL...

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 8/6/2014 6:32:00 PM
A Promise to Myself
Date Posted: 7/23/2014 10:21:00 AM
A Question for My Fellow Poets - Men and Women
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 9:00:00 PM
Everybody Has a Holy Grail
Date Posted: 6/22/2014 3:37:00 PM
Maya Angelou
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 10:01:00 AM
Very Punny Stuff
Date Posted: 5/21/2014 6:47:00 PM
Seeing Your Child Off to War
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 1:04:00 PM
Tears for Oso
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 5:52:00 PM
A New Milestone
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 12:46:00 PM
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes - Today's the Day - UPDATED WITH PICTURES FROM THE WALK
Date Posted: 4/25/2014 10:42:00 AM
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes - Contest Winners Posted
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 12:32:00 PM
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

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/19/2014A Man With Rhyme to ReasonBalladlife,
9/17/2014The Ballad of Goodie-Two-ShoesBalladlife,
9/16/2014My Life of QuicksandRhymeallegory,bio,life,
8/12/2014She is LoveLyriclove,
8/11/2014Purely ParadiseLyriclove,lust,
8/10/2014I Am HereRhymedesire,
8/4/2014A Six Pack Love AffairRhymefunny,life,
7/30/2014Random Acts of KindnessQuaterninspirational,
7/30/2014Facade of ContentRhymelife,
7/23/2014A Father's TearsRhymesad,
7/22/2014Any Time You Need a FriendRhymefriendship,love,lyric,
7/15/2014Her Last PoemRhymedeath,sad,
7/6/2014Slave to a Woman's TearsRhymelife,
7/4/2014Emptied BottlesRhymelife,sad,
6/24/2014Poets Who Write Love PoemsFree versepoetry,
6/22/2014The Summer of 1974Rhymebio,memory,
6/19/2014We Both Get PassionateRhymelove,lust,
6/18/2014A One of a Kind WomanRhymegirl,
6/17/2014My Inability to Let My Inabilities Stop MeRhymeinspiration,life,
6/16/2014The Rolling Hills of LifeRhymeintrospection,
6/12/2014So, Now WhatNarrativeintrospection,
6/10/2014Sometimes We Just Have to Get NakedRhymelife,
6/2/2014Soup Song Sing-a-longLyricsong,
5/29/2014The Caged Bird is Set FreeElegyangel,eulogy,poets,

My Photos

ps_Boulder River 052.JPG

Fav Poems

No Fav Poems Selected

Fav Poets

No Fav Poets Selected