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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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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

 
Imperfections
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

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/1/2014Tooth and LetterDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)sad,
9/30/2014The White RoomRhymedeath,life,
9/25/2014Anchored to My HeartLyricsad,
9/25/2014Walk-In ClosetsRhymebreak up,life,lost love,
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,
6/13/2014MidnightRhymeintrospection,
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