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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


I Am A Grandfather Again ... and Again!
Blog Posted:2/3/2013 11:59:00 AM

 

Estella and Holden


A boy and a girl just arrived in this world
To parents they both will share
Now from the house within will echo the cry of twins
As an answer to prayers from everywhere

After passing the test of a month of bed-rest
To ensure that they developed complete
For Mom and for Dad, no more rest to be had
As in tandem twins seldom do sleep

But living this way is a small price to pay
For the privilege of parenting twins
For only a special few have the bond of these two
Sharing the womb in which life did begin

Congratulations to my daughter and the man that they'll call father
For doubling up on our number of grandkids
We are so very proud that our voices shout out loud
With the love we feel for this thing you did


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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:08:00 AM
    That is just wonderful Joe...big congratulations !!

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 8:56:00 PM
    I love the poem, Joe! Congratulations!

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 3:24:00 PM
    What a wonderful and exciting addition to your family! Congratulations to you all !!

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Congratulations on the grand kids. Whoops... was that sleep I saw running outta the house... You may need to help Mom and Dad out occassionally so they'll be able to catch it occasionally.

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Big congratulations! My mum had 2 sets of twins 14 months apart, a while ago now, so from experience, it's when they're quiet you've got to worry, even if they're not talking or walking yet. In each set one would often climb out the cot, find my mother's supply of Christmas treats, and fill up the cot so both could enjoy the tasty treats! It's either a twin thing, or a Bell thing.

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 1:26:00 PM
    major congratulations to you all Joe that is wonderful news and boy some hard work ahead xx

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Congratulations....I'm awaiting twin great-grands myself. Bedrest on orders for Mom. Ours are to be both boys...identical !! Can't wait !! I know how proud you must be !! Glad everything went ok ...wooo hoooo Nothing like them grands !!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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
Getting Over the "Being Accepted" Hump
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 2:06:00 PM
A YouTube Fool
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 7:05:00 PM
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
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 8:53:00 AM
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
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 10:26:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/22/2014When First I Held Her Hand in Mine - QuaternQuaterndaughter,
4/22/2014Embers of TimeRhymeinspiration,life,
4/21/2014LifeRhymeintrospection,life,
4/20/2014The Day They Killed My Easter BunnyRhymeinnocence,
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,
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