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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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The Comment That Became A Poem


Blog Posted:7/30/2013 5:39:00 PM
So, here is what happened…

I was reading some poems the other day and read one posted by Mystic Rose (MR), titled, “Love and Death”. I am an admitted sparse commenter and habitual offender of reading and not commenting. But, when I do leave a comment, I try to relay what the poem meant to me; the message I gathered the poet was intending me to take away. I try to do more than simply say, “I like your poem”. Many of you probably don’t know this … because I leave so few comments. Sorry.

MR’s poem “Love and Death” was one that moved me to let her know that I got it and it meant something to me, so I left a comment.

Lo and behold, MR took my comment, added structure and form to it and reposted it as a poem paying homage to me for leaving, (her sentiment), a wise comment. This poem is titled, “Thank You Joe Flach”.

I am honored and flattered by MR’s thought here. Certainly, I was not writing a poem – I was simply leaving a comment telling MR what I got out of her poem. The real poem is “Love and Death”. All of this is simply a great example of what it means to be a member of PoetrySoup; mutual love, respect and admiration among some really terrific members of this site.

I am so glad to be a member of this Internet community and wish to thank all of you for the time and effort you put in into making this such a wonderful escape from the other world in which I live.

Thanks MR! And thanks to all of you.

Joe

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 9:52:00 PM
    joe, vie is a natural... she can turn any line around and create something beautiful through her words.... that was compliment for you... thanks for sharing!...:) huggs

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:58:00 PM
    I'm glad when people take the time to read my poems. Hopefully one time this will happen to me!!!

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:49:00 PM
    wow,that is so nice. Vie is a sweetie. I will have to check out this poem she wrote for you!!!

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    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 7/31/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All of you women here are sweeties - some of the men, too. ;-)

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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
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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
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Date Posted: 2/17/2014 12:26:00 PM
Finding Evidence that Someone Found Use for One of my Poems
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Don't Cry for me Argentina
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Thank You for Your Recent Comments
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My Poems

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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,
6/13/2014MidnightRhymeintrospection,
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,
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