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I AM

I am Tim
I am Tim
Tim I am
That Tim-I-am!
That Tim-I-am!

I do not like
that Tim-I-am!
Do you like
green eggs and ham?
I do not like them,
Tim-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

CUT CUT CUT.....That's Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham....now why did I start writing that...Oh I know must have been the 500 times I read it to my 4 year old daughter last weekend...I asked her older sister and two older brothers but no I did read them Dad-I-am!

A father of four and proud of them all
Youngest is still short, my oldest- he's tall
Give to them my time, wouldn't have it any other way
Playing tennis, coaching baseball or driving to ballet

Hard worker, they say, a motor that wont quit
Adapt with a hammer, chain saw or drill bit
Not afraid to get dirty, greasy, smelly or wet
Work sun up to sun down with barely a sweat

My friends are my treasures, I hold them real tight
Each one is special but they all are a delight
If they are ever in need, I'm there in a flash
Bringing comfort, happiness, and the occasional cash

I am quick with the wit and enjoy a good laugh
Not too into vanity, a quick shower no bath
I am a lover of woman and a lover of life
I am married to nature she is a great wife

Grew up rough and tumble, clawing for scraps
Volunteer, mentor, teacher, wore many caps
Wear my heart on my sleeve, shy away from a spat
Tim, Timmy, Timothy...I am who I am and that is that



I am contest
I am male 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 4/11/2017 6:54:00 PM
It surely engages .although I was a bit irritated in the beginning thinking why such repetition of I'm Tim later settled down when the real reason came out. It makes good read.
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Date: 1/11/2017 6:02:00 AM
Tim, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and getting a glimpse of the Tim you are :) I realise we never see ourselves in the best light ever, but to me you are a wonderful person.
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Date: 5/11/2015 6:02:00 PM
Tim: I just finished reading all of your favorites. I especially enjoyed "HELP" and "I AM". When I comes to poetry, I'm looking more for laughs than serious "stuff". There is certainly a need for both, I just don't have it. Thanks for allowing us to read your work here at the "soup". oldbuck
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Date: 11/14/2014 2:14:00 PM
Tim-You- Am Tim-You -Am. Yes I like green eggs and ham Yes your poems I do like In a boat, on a bike You can put them up on top Reading them I will not stop! ah, guess you get the idea..BG
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/14/2014 2:36:00 PM
Lol...hugs BG
Date: 11/12/2014 12:47:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Tim! You sound like a great father and man...congrats! Love and Blessings, Rhonda
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/12/2014 12:54:00 PM
Thanks Rhonda I try like everyone else... Hugs Tim
Date: 11/11/2014 7:59:00 PM
Hi Tim, so nice to learn more about you through your fantastic well-written poem... good father, hard worker, good friend, witty, sensitive, and more. Congratulations on your win! Sandra
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:14:00 PM
Thank you Sandra...hugs Tim
Date: 11/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
Dropping back with my congratulations Tim. Glad to see you did so well.
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:14:00 PM
Thank you sweetie....hugs Tim
Date: 11/11/2014 3:25:00 PM
Way to go Tim, Congratulatuions on your win.
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:13:00 PM
Thank you fine sir...Did you hear about Jan's can?
Date: 11/11/2014 11:41:00 AM
Fantastic and fun !!! Nice to meet you Tim!! Congrats on a winner !!! All smiles from the read !! Great work !!
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:11:00 PM
Thank you Debra...hugs Tim
Date: 11/11/2014 10:22:00 AM
Tim, Timmy, Timothy; you are really funny; I love your dedication to the children and I wish all of them success in their undertaking, congrats Timothy and my Special greetings to Joseph son of Tim.
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:10:00 PM
I will pass the greetings on...thank you my friend...cheers
Date: 11/11/2014 5:41:00 AM
Congrats on win this is a fine pen Tim hugs
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:09:00 PM
Thank you Shadow...hugs
Date: 11/11/2014 1:16:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Tim:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:08:00 PM
Thank you so much Jan. It was such an easy write. guess I'm predictable ..lol..hugs Tim
Date: 11/11/2014 12:32:00 AM
This is so you, I enjoyed it thoroughly, congratulations on a terrific win. You made me smile as so often you do.
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/11/2014 8:02:00 PM
Thanks Richard
Date: 11/10/2014 10:07:00 AM
Tim Timuney tim tim chureeey (oh wait that song's about a chimney... my bad). I agree with Paul's statement... you looked like a down-to-earth person and now my suspicion has been confirmed! There were parts of it that kinda reminded me of that song Farmer's Daughter by Rodney Atkins. I'm amazed that you have time to take care of four kids, do fun-filled activities with them, all the while volunteering and getting here on the Soup. Well done, my friend! Impressive...
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/10/2014 1:45:00 PM
lol...Thanks Timothy...I do the song and the Rodney Atkins tune as well...cheers Tim
Date: 11/9/2014 2:51:00 PM
Excellent write meriting a top rating, Tim. Enjoyed your humour (written like Jan's) for starters and the main dish that followed. I had no doubt prior to reading this that you are down to earth, hard working and a great dad! May you always be who you are!! // paul
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/9/2014 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Paul...I think Jan has rubbed off on all of us a bit....Tim
Date: 11/8/2014 3:28:00 PM
- Nice to read: "you" ....... my friend - Luck in contest ! - Happy weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/8/2014 3:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend... Hugs Tim
Date: 11/7/2014 7:25:00 PM
Timotheos? My son's name is in there. You are so lucky to have four kids. I love children. Tomorrow I am going to my great nieces 6th birthday party. Hoot hoot!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/11/2014 6:16:00 PM
It was a great day!
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/7/2014 7:37:00 PM
Sounds fun Brenda.... Hugs Tim
Date: 11/7/2014 6:55:00 PM
An exceptional male. How nice for the children to have such a fine dad. Loved the poem and the insight into you Hugs and blessings Edith
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Date: 11/7/2014 6:57:00 PM
Thank you Edith my friend...hugs Tim
Date: 11/7/2014 11:51:00 AM
Dear Tim, How wonderful that you are blessed with four children and find time to enjoy so many activities with them in addition to volunteer work. "I am" impressed by your bio recounted in this delightful poem! Love, Carolyn
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/7/2014 11:58:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend Carolyn.... Hugs Tim
Date: 11/7/2014 6:31:00 AM
glad to have read this today, Tim! twas fun and a great write!
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Date: 11/7/2014 9:30:00 AM
Thank you Hija...glad to let you peek into my simple life....hugs Tim
Date: 11/7/2014 5:47:00 AM
Please, listen to me my friend, Tim, Timmy, Timothy I have something to tell you that you might not know, your name is Greek, "Timotheos" you are called which means " The one that reveres or honors God" So I am not surprised you are such a great guy! Excellent my friend!
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/7/2014 9:29:00 AM
Thank you my good friend......Tim
Date: 11/6/2014 11:39:00 PM
this is fantastic, Tim. I really love reading all this stuff about you. And arthur sure loves you too!!!
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/6/2014 11:44:00 PM
Thanks Andrea....I usually don't like to write about myself but this one sounded fun....hugs Tim
Date: 11/6/2014 11:32:00 PM
I do not like green poems and ham I do not like that poet called Sam I really don’t give a who or a damn So I will eat my green eggs with bacon, and not Sam. Now words are words to most of you here And most of you there, really don’t care But I will stand tall, and tell you all right A poet named Tim is pure delight Cause when it comes to Christmas and holiday cheer He slayed the Grinch without any fear I may not like green poems and ham But Timmy’s a fine dad, the best dad-I-am
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/6/2014 11:36:00 PM
Lol...thank you my friend
Date: 11/6/2014 6:46:00 PM
Tim of many hats i do like the write, each time you write I get to know a little more about you and the more I like. You sound a lot like my youngest son that is 31 but he has no babes :) hugs eve
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/6/2014 6:53:00 PM
Thanks Eve...I do write from the heart....hugs Tim
Date: 11/6/2014 5:51:00 PM
Love the humour Tim gl in contest hugs
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Tim Smith
Date: 11/6/2014 5:52:00 PM
Thanks Shadow...hugs Tim
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