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Just Smile, Smile, Smile

Listen to these words I say
I swear they are the truth
There's a love I feel deep inside
And its because of you

I wanted you to know my love
Each and every day
So each morning just as you wake up
It puts a smile there on your face

Just smile, smile, smile
Every single day
Smile, smile, smile
You make my world a better place
Smile, smile, smile
A love that is so true
Smile, smile, smile
I smile because of you

You make my life more beautiful
Just being who you are
Never let that go away
Keep a smile there in your heart

A love that fills your inner soul
Its what I give to you
I hope you truly understand
How you fill my heart too

Just smile, smile, smile
Every single day
Smile, smile, smile
You make my world a better place
Smile, smile, smile
A love that is so true
Smile, smile, smile

I smile because of you

Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts (Joe)
It can be a wife, a true love, a child or a even a loved friend. Let them know that they make you smile.
8.3k · Nov 2013
A Good Man Died
A Good Man Died

A good man died and we say goodbye
On earth he touched so many lives
A guardian sent to protect and serve
Now with Angels wings, much deserved

A good man died and so we cry
Friends and family salute his life
A man of courage who protected all
He stood his ground when duty called

A good man died we ask not why
For we know he serves on the other side
With a heavy heart we bow our heads
We pay respect for the life he lived

A good man died and we say goodbye
On earth he touched so many lives
A guardian sent to protect and serve
Now with Angels wings, much deserved

A good man died


In Honor and Respect
For
Detective, Ron Price
1940-2013
Columbus Ohio Division of Police
8.0k · Dec 2015
The Fear Of Failure
The Fear Of Failure

The fear of failure at least for me
Helps me to survive
It drives me to do better
And makes me live my life

The fear of failure pushes me
To make sure that I succeed
Shows me where I need to go
And what I truly need

The fear of failure guides me
Shows me where I'm at
Helps me to push forward
And makes sure I don't look back

The fear of failure is all I need
To make sure I stay the path
It shows me that the life I lead
Must be one of giving back

The fear of failure


Poem by : Carl Joseph Roberts
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7.5k · Jan 2015
United Nations
United Nations

Let us all now make this promise
To be signed by every land
If you hurt the children of this world
As United Nations we will stand

You may never use our children
As fighters in your wars
For our children are not soldiers
They are gifts to be adored

Don't think that you can take them
Or use them as your shields
That the killing of our children
Will help to change the way we feel

No one shall ever force a child
To preform like an adult
For that gift is only theirs to give
When true love is in their hearts

Know the world now stands together
For this fight is worth the cause
And our countries have no boarders
When children are involved

Let us all now make this promise
To be signed by every land
If you hurt the children of this world
As United Nations we will stand


Signed by The People of
The United States Of America

Poem by:
Carl Joseph Roberts
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We Are The First Responders

We are the first responders
The many in the blue
We protect you from the fires
And from those who would harm you

We heal with a helping hand
And respond to all who call
We are the first responders
The ones who see it all

You ask us to protect you
And you call when you're in need
You get mad if we're a minute late
To a crime we cant forsee

You run quickly from the fire
We run toward the burning flames
You take the drugs to harm yourself
Still we treat you just the same

We see a fear that's in your eyes
Yet we stand straight and true
We are the first responders
And we do this all for you

Carl Joseph Roberts
A tribute to the brave heros who lost lives on 9/11 and those who work and have worked as our country's first responders.  This is a repost of one of my earlier poems and one I hope touches people and makes them think about those who serve us everyday and those who have given all to help others.
5.7k · Nov 2013
Thankful
Thankful

Thankful for this life I live
And for my God above
Thankful for this time I have
To share with those I love

Thankful that I have my health
And the wealth that I may need
Thankful that I have a job
And loved ones next to me

Thankful for the friends I've made
Who stand faithful by my side
Thankful for the lessons learned
That now guide me through my life

Thankful that I have a house
A place that I call home
Thankful for my family
And the love felt from my son

Thankful for this land I love
And for those who fight for me
Thankful for all who gave their life
For this land that we call free

Thankful for this life I live
And for my God above
Thankful for this time I have
To share with those I love

Thankful

Carl Joseph Roberts
We are, THE Ohio State Buckeyes

Those Oregon ducks look flashy
With pretty feathers made for flight
But The Ohio State Buckeyes
We will clip their wings tonight

Our Buckeye team beat Bama
They were ranked at number one
Now we get to go Duck hunting
With Cardale and his shotgun

The Ducks they did look good
Lets give credit where credit's due
They beat undefeated Florida State
So they deserve to be there too

With Ezekiel Elliott making runs
And Urban Meyer making calls
A quarterback known as twelve guage
The Buckeyes will win it all

So now we get to go duck hunting
And as a team we hunt as one
We are the Buckeye Nation
And Duck Season has begun


We Are
THE Ohio State Buckeyes

Game score
FINAL
OHIO STATE 42  Oregon 20

The Ohio State Buckeyes are College Footballs First Playoff National Champions

Poem by:
Carl Joseph Roberts
Buckeye Nation please share and help it trend.

For all those out of country, the national college American football championship in the United States is played tonight between, The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Oregon Ducks. The winner to be crowned as number one in college football.
As you may be able to tell, I am a Buckeye from the State of Ohio and in live in the Columbus  Ohio area where The Ohio State University is located.

Please add to a few collections and help it trend. And I accept any and all trash talk. I know on the 13th after the Championship game you will come back with how wrong you were and admit finally to the world that my Ohio State Buckeyes are the best team in the country......OR....lol
The Peppered Pickle Clown
(Peppered Pickle Day)

This is a story you may not know
And it's banned in pickle town
It's about a peppered pickle
That became a circus clown

He started out his short life
Looking through a stained glass jar
Watching his sweet pickled brother
Become a kosher star

Although his peppered pickled life was sweet
This peppered pickle wanted more
He would join the circus as a clown
And be a smash that fans adored

At first it started slowly
No fans would call his name
But a peppered pickle as a clown
Well thats funny just the same

As time went on he made them laugh
They started yelling for him more
Then a show was given just to him
And a peppered pickle day was born

All the fans they ordered pickles
On peppered pickles they would gorge
Then one day there came a time
When peppered pickles they ran short

The peppered pickle clown knew right then
That it was time to make his mark
So he made a deal with Vlasic corp.
To put peppered pickles in their jars

Well Vlasic corp. invited him
To come take a private tour
They said that he would relish it
And be a cut up in the stores

They put the peppered pickle clown
In a clown chair and tied him down
They said it was for safety
As the belt showed him all around

The belt went slow when starting out
Picked up speed as it went along
The peppered pickle clown was sliced and diced
Vlasic didn't clown around

So remember the peppered pickle clown
When you shop at your home store
He gave his life for stardom
And thats why you now pay more

Today is peppered pickle day
And should be known the world around
Made famous by a sweet delight
The peppered pickle clown

Carl J. Roberts
I know, I Know this is no where near my normal. No life lesson, memory from the past or make you cry poem. These past several weeks I have written those touching heart felt poems and well I just needed a break. So if you were looking for a life lesson today just shake your head and say, Joe, Joe, Joe..Really, Really. ..lol
5.2k · Feb 2015
Age Is Just A Number
Age Is Just A Number

Age is just a number
So refuse to act your age
Reach that point in your life
You don't care what others say

Do what makes you happy
What keeps you young inside
As long as it hurts no one else
Just go and live your life

Date those that are younger
Or older if you choose
Pick the path that you take
The one that best for you

Don't look back and then wonder
On things you should have done
Do all the things that you want
And begin to have some fun

Age is just a number
So refuse to act your age
Reach that point in your life
You don't care what others say

Age is just a number


Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts
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My New Found Fashion Trend

You know I never really understood
How they wear their pants that way
Pull them down to their knees
And walk around all day

But they say it is the fashion
It's a new trend I should try
That underwear is very cool
And catches peoples eyes

So I decided I should try it
I pulled my pants down way too far
Then to show the world how hip I was
I walked through Central Park

All the children were excited
I saw them point my way
They even told their teacher
But she made them look the other way

Well then two cop's they came running
I assumed to see my style
I thought my trend was catching on
But the cop's they didn't smile

Those cops they'd start a new trend
One I didnt like as much
They put my hands behind my back
And slapped on silver cuffs

Now this jail cell seems so small
With this big man next to me
He says he'll be my best friend
And that he likes just what he sees

So glad to see the courtroom
Filled with people from the streets
But they say rethink your fashion trend
If you're wearing a G-String

Now the judge he was not happy
But he did not give me time
He said wear a G-String where you want
No one can take that right

You see the Judge he wore a G-String
Underneath his long black robe
He did not find me guilty
So a free man I could go

So I walked outside of the courtroom
As a free man once again
And became so very famous
For my new found Fashion Trend

Carl Joseph Roberts
4.6k · Feb 2014
Milestone
Milestone

Today I hit a milestone
Another year it now have passed
Looking forward to my future
Taking time to love and laugh

I remember as a child
I could not wait to grow
Not knowing all that I would see
What I would need to know

As a teen I never listened
To what others had to say
Believing that no matter what
My life would be okay

It seems like only yesterday
When I turned twenty one
That day they first presented me
My shield and my gun

I remember how I felt
The day my child was born
The special love inside my heart
For a soul that I adore

A marriage to someone I loved
That I vowed to always hold
Not knowing of the future pain
And how it would unfold

A life  with many ups and down
Some say rich as well as poor
Family, friends and those I've loved
Always welcomed at my door

Today I reached a milestone
Another year it now has passed
Looking forward to my future
Taking time to love and laugh


Carl Joseph Roberts**
February 6,
My Birthday
I run three miles, three times a week and workout on a regular basis to keep myself feeling young. I want to give thanks to all the great poets that have allowed me to read your works over this last year. I have been on Hello Poetry for one year as of February 20th. It is with amazement that each day I read amazing poems from so many amazing poets.. Each poem I read throughout the year I consider a present. Thank you all.
4.4k · Mar 2014
My New Found Fashion Trend
My New Found Fashion Trend

You know I never really understood
Why they wear their pants that way
Pull them down to their knees
And walk around all day

But they say it is the fashion
It's a new trend I should try
That underwear is very cool
And catches people's eyes

So I decided I should try it
I pulled my pants down way to far
Then to show the world how hip I was
I walked through Central Park

All the Children were excited
I saw them point my way
They even told their teacher
But she made them look the other way

Well then two cops they came running
I assumed to see my style
I thought my trend was catching on
But those cops they didn't smile

Those cops would start a new trend
One I didn't like as much
They put my hands behind my back
And slapped on silver cuffs

Now this jail cell seems so small
With this big man next to me
He says he'll be my best friend
And he likes just what he sees

So glad to see this courtroom
Filled with people from the streets
They yell rethink your fashion trend
If you're wearing a G-String

Well the Judge he was not happy
But he would not give me time
He said wear a G-String where you want
No one can take that right

You see the Judge he wore a G-String
Underneath his long black robe
Since he did not find me guilty
A free man I could go

So I walked outside that courtroom
As a free man once again
And became so very famous
For my New Found Fashion Trend

Carl Joseph Roberts
One of my favorite poems, hope you enjoy.
4.1k · Aug 2013
Have You Ever Lost A Smile
Have You Ever Lost A Smile

Have you ever lost a smile
One you wished that you had back
A smile you lost freely
When a smile was all you had

Did you see the smile on their face
As they walked out of the room
Were you happy that you lost it
Because it changed their point of view

Have you ever lost a smile
That you gave to someone else
Did they take the smile and keep it
Or did they pass the smile around

A smile lost just may be found
If you look around the room
Someone else may have a smile
One that they dont mind you use

You can loose a smile every day
And still have one to loose
If you loose a smile to someone else
And a smile comes back to you

Smile


Carl Joseph Roberts
The Ohio State Buckeyes
National Champions

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
National Champions of the land
They said we could not beat the ducks
But we proved them wrong again

First playoff champion to be crowned
The Urban legand had a plan
He would stuff the ducks with poison nuts
Then tar and feather them

The ducks they did put up a fight
And a salute we give to them
It took the Buckeye strength and speed
To finally brake them in the end

So let us all now stand in honor
And let it be known throughout the land
The Ohio State Buckeyes
Undisputed
National
Champions

The Ohio State Buckeyes
National Champions January 12, 2015



Final
Ohio State 42 - Oregon 20

**Poem by: Buckeye Carl Joseph Roberts
LoL guys its just a poem for me to get out being happy for my team. Ist fine not everything has to trend and not everyone has to like everything all the time. Write for the love of poetry not for anything else.
Great game, share with friends.
3.3k · Feb 2015
True Religion
TRUE RELIGION

If you must **** for your religion
Then your religion is not true
For the true God showed compassion
And he died for me and you

No true religion will require
That you take somebodys life
You cannot force them to believe
When they don't think the way you like

A true religion sees no difference
In those who will believe
Men and women stand together
And as equals they are seen

The choice it must be given
For a religion to be true
It is only God from up above
Who in the end can then judge you

If you must **** for your religion
Then your religion is not true
For the true God showed compassion
And he died for me and you


Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts**

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In response to the Killing of 21 Christian Egyptians by ISIS. Killed for no other reason then being Christian and not believing the same as another. Christianity wants you to teach the word, speak the word but it does not require you to **** if the other will not listen. In Christianity Jesus gave his life for us so we would not need to give our life. Jesus gives each person the choice to believe or not but does not want you killed if at first you do not hear the word. Jesus continues to place himself in lives for as long as needed in the hope that his light is seen. No torture,  no death, just love.
3.1k · May 2015
Be A Shining Light
Be A Shining Light

Each morning just as you wake up
You have a choice to make
You can choose that you'll be happy
Or sad throughout your day

You can choose to see the good things
And not to see the bad
Look forward to your future
Let go of all the past

You can choose to think of others
Learn from your mistakes
Listen to different points of view
And give more then you take

If you choose each day to smile
You will make the world bright
Each morning just when you wake up
You become a shining light

Be A shining light

Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts
3.0k · Feb 2014
Dream Sex (LOL)
Dream ***(LOL)

Have you ever really noticed
How dream *** feels so good
Makes you feel so special
Lets you wish you could

You try to fall back to sleep
And hope it starts again
Or lay there and just reminisce
With something in your hand

Dream *** can be special
It can help you through your day
You can dream about those you know
Or those who have no names

Still dream *** can be harmful
If you let a name scream out
Especially if you're married
And that name is not your spouse

Dream *** was my downfall
With my wife last night and me
It turns out I had dream ***
With an ex girlfriend who she'd seen

This dream *** has a funny part
For it wasn't my own dream
My wife just started yelling
And hit me in my sleep

My wife was having dream ***
And it involved my ex and me
I remember cause it hurt so good
When she woke me from my sleep

I asked if dream *** counted
If it was *** just in her dream
She stared at me with those eyes
And I knew I wouldn't sleep

So I took my wife in my arms
To make love so she could see
That it was only dream ***
And she was the one for me

Now what I didnt tell my wife
Was of the dream she made me see
For I now wanted dream ***
With the girl out of her dream

I closed my eyes and started
Then hollored the wrong name
Quickly I then figured out
Dream *** always ends the same

My wife started hitting me
For having dream *** once again
So like most dream *** that happens
I got no happy end


Carl Joseph Roberts
And im not married, go figure...lol
2.9k · Mar 2014
Concealed Carry
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Concealed Carry can sometimes cause
More problems then its worth
If every time that you need
You always use it first

You're not supposed to stop and think
Of the fear that you may have
The pain that's caused by others
Is simply not allowed to last

Concealed Carry is hard to hide
When it always stays with you
It becomes the thing that you use most
When you dont know what to do

Concealed Carry might just be
The worst thing you can use
You should always try to talk things out
And do whats best for you

When you Conceal Carry feelings
And do not set them free
They become the worst of weapons
And can drop you to your knees

Concealed Carry can sometimes cause
More problems then its worth
If every time that you need
You always use it first


**Carl Joseph Roberts
Im a cop so no gun fanatics about our rights to carry. I carry and I believe you have the same right as long as we all abide by the same laws there should be no problem. Its the crazy ones who carry that worry me but i hope that I or a fellow conceal carry will be there if that were to happen. Ok, my rant is over and my poem was not about any of that I just didnt want to get the hate mail from the far right. Im right in the middle on most issues.
2.8k · Jan 2014
To Finally Do Whats Right
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To Finally Do Whats Right

Someone from so long ago
Has come into my life
Giving me a second chance
To finally do whats right

Not knowing how to start again
We stumble through the night
Tell each other stories
Of how we've  lived our lives

We sit and talk for hours
Reminisce about the past
Share our thoughts and feelings
And take some time to laugh

We have that something special
That we feel deep inside
The comfort of two long lost souls
Walking side by side

Someone from so long ago
Has come into my life
Giving me that second chance
To finally do whats right

I think I'll  do whats right


**Carl Joseph Roberts
2.8k · Sep 2015
My Last Day
My Last Day

It's My last day at work today
A new journey to begin
Just two short weeks ago
I turned my notice in

Memories with fantastic times
As teardrops fill some eyes
We share the stories of our past
And I say my last goodbyes

I will finish off my final day
And do my very best
Give to them on my last day
As I did on all the rest

I take my one last journey
To meet with all my friends
Listen to them wish me well
Hug and shake some hands

I walk away my head held high
And say there's no regrets
Knowing that the job I did
It was my very best

It's my last day of work today
A new journey to begin
Just two short weeks ago  
I turned my notice in

It's my last day


Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts
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2.7k · Jan 2014
Acting Out Of Habit
Acting Out Of Habit

Acting out of habit
I go about my day
Pretending that the love I feel
Will somehow go away

There is a feeling in my heart
That I hide deep within
A secret love that I feel
Whenever they walk in

I tell myself they're taken
I can never be with them
Knowing that with just a chance
I would let a love begin

I cannot change who I am
Or the way I feel inside
Hopeing they will somehow see
And want me in their life

Acting out of habit
I go about my day
Pretending that the love I feel
Will somehow go away

Acting out of Habit


Carl Joseph Roberts
2.7k · Jan 2014
The Power Of A Whisper
The Power Of A Whisper

A whisper makes you listen
It can stop you in your tracks
Can gives words different meaning
Create memories that will last

Whispers cause new feelings
They can change a point of view
Will help to stop the anger
When someone's mad at you

A whisper gives true comfort
Allows a calming peace within
If you listen very closely
You'll hear a whisper in the wind

A whisper sometimes can be heard
From way across a room
To feel the power of a whisper
Just whisper I Love You

Whisper

Carl Joseph Roberts
Well crap, game is over and they beat us.
I write these words with sadness as Michigan State wins the game fair and square, no tricks, no bad calls just man on man beat us.
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My Team, My Dream, My Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes
Each year their games I view
My team still undefeated
And ranked at number two

We now must play a team up north
But not the maize and blue
We beat that rival of our school
Now we'll beat the green ones too

With the game this week that we must play
We know one team must fall
With Buckeye Pride and heads held high
We will sing our victory song

The champion who will win this game
Will wear the Big Ten crown
They will give to them a trophy
And a parade for all in town

Then one more game that we must play
To be the number one of all
As college football champions
We will raise that Chrystal Ball


Go Bucks.... O. H. _
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THE Ohio State University

Carl Joseph Roberts
December 2013
Yes I know this poem is very regional and it more then likely will not get a bunch of hits. Still this one is for me.  I am obviously from Ohio and Obviously a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. The victory over Michigan was fantastic and hopefully we can defeat a strong Michigan State team as well. If we win this weeks game we will play for the national championship and the crystal ball trophy. Such a great year for Buckeye Football. Go Bucks.
2.6k · Aug 2015
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is where the heart is
But my hearts no longer home
So I'll pack my bags and move away
To go find what I need most

I never want to look back
On all that could have been
I'll turn the page on this book of life
A new chapter will begin

I hope one day you'll understand
What I have to do
Move away from my home town
And start out someplace new

I never thought there'd come a time
When I would walk away
From this town where I grew up
And know I'll be okay

They say home is where the heart is
But my hearts no longer home
So I'll pack my bags and move away
To go find what I need most

Home is where the heart is


Poem by : Carl Joseph Roberts
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After many years in Ohio it seems my soul is calling me to another state. At 50 years old and with working in Law Enforcement for 27 years as well as private sector and flipping houses, it is now time to enjoy life a little more. At 50 I'm sure I'll still be doing something, just not sure what. Flipping homes seems to have been my passion these past 10 years so maybe that. Maybe something else that the man upstairs has planned for me.   I think for me it's just time to start chapter two.
2.5k · Dec 2013
Don't Drink The Kool-Aid
Don't Drink The Kool-Aid

Don't drink the Kool-Aid
That's a phrase you'll sometimes hear
It means don't believe every word
And don't live your life in fear

Don't walk around with blinders
Try to see the other side
You can listen to what others say
But make up your own mind

You do not have to follow
When someone makes a stand
There are many different points of view
Each side must get a chance

Your opinion may just matter
To no one else but you
The experience of a persons life
Creates their point of view

So don't drink the Kool-Aid
You can't believe all that you hear
Dont trust someone blindly
And don't live your life in fear

Don't drink the Kool-Aid

Carl Joseph Roberts
December 2013
For all the younger poets who may not know this. The phrase Don't drink the Kool-Aid was started because of the November 18, 1978 massacre when 918  people who were followers of preacher Jim Jones who while at a religious compound in Guyana drank Kool-Aid or a flovored drink laced with cyanide. It is believed that for many of these followers the drinking of this poison was voluntary.  Followers believed this one man so much that they were willing to give their own children poison. Since then this phrase has gained acceptance as meaning dont follow blindly.
2.5k · Apr 2014
The Volunteer
Sometimes the things that they do
Come from deep within their souls
Others may not understand
The passions that they hold

They will give their time to others
If they know there is a need
Volunteer to help someone
Get them back up on their feet

They do not ask for money
Want no payment in advance
Expect nothing to be given
When they lend a helping hand

The moment that we understand
They do this free of charge
Is when our lives begin to change
And it fills our inner heart

Sometimes the things that they do
Comes from deep within their souls
Others may not understand
The passions that they hold

*Carl Joseph Roberts
Candy Strippers, Election Workers, Church Members, Volunteer Firefighters and Police. There are So many who volunteer there time with no outward recognition required. To all who volunteer I want to say Thank You for all that you do.
2.5k · Jun 2013
Pure Love (Not a Poem)
What a specjal day I remember . I remember that small cry from a new born baby at exactly 10:10pm. I remember watching over him when he was one day old as his mother went back into the hospital for ten days to have surgery. I remember how unsure I was that week and scared to death. I remember his gentle smiles when I walked into the room and his eyes when he saw something new. I remember our walks in the park along the trails to see the deer and his excitement to get a .99 cent disney video from the Blockbuster. Back then thats all I could afford. I remember the game rooms and movie theaters and the holding hands and little kisses and hugs. I still remember every word of our special prayer and the father and son song I made up and yes made him sing..lol.   Watching as he ran with his friends down the street and seeing him look back to make sure I was still there and that smile, oh that smile.  I remember rockets in the park, the boat rides,  sitting him on the gas tank of my motorcycle and giving him a ride around the parking lot time and time again. I remember him sitting on his great grandfathers lap and giggling and hoping I would get the chance to see my great grandchild. I remember every Tuesday and Thursdays phone calls at 7 pm just to hear his voice after he was moved to Florida.   Sometimes I would get him on the phone and sometimes I would leave a message but those calls meant the world to me and allowed my week to be just a little better. I remember all of our long and short talks for advice and how he actually listened. Teaching him to drive a stick shift and how he picked it up so fast.  His first girlfriend when she came over and said hi and after she left I said who was that, he said I dont know but im going to find out, and I just laughed. I remember every year taking vacations to Florida just to see him and then four times a year his trips to Ohio to see me. I remember all the tears from both him and me as he boarded a plain to fly back to Florida. I remember the extended family and how much everyone helped out when he was so young. Dont know how I could have survived without that help back then.  Christmas parties, and gatherings and how as a young man he helped me propose to my now ex wife.  His graduation from high school, his friends and  all the places he has worked. I remember how happy I was he decided to live in Ohio and go to Ohio State and how I was more excited on his first day of college then he was.  I remember how sweet he was when he knew my heart was broken and how the son tried to comfort his father when I got a divorce. There are so many thing that I cant even begin to list but most of all I remember and still feel the unconditional love he has for me and I for him. Today is my sons birthday and although he is now a man we spend time together almost every day. He is always my son first but has also grown into a friend and a great young man. I Love you son, always and forever.   Dad
2.4k · Sep 2016
It Dont Matter
It Don't Matter
(Song)

It don't matter what you want
It don't matter what you need
It don't matter what you feel
It don't matter what you think

It don't matter what you say
It don't matter what you do
It don't matter what you like
It don't matter what you choose

There is one thing that matters
What you did it matters
So you need to know what matters most
Is you no longer matter now to me

It don't matter where you work
It don't matter where you play
It don't matter where you go
It don't matter where you stay

It don't matter where you're at
It don't matter where you've been
It don't matter where you live
It don't matter where you sin

There is one thing that matters
What you did it matters
So you need to know what matters most
Is you no longer matter now to me

It don't matter who you call
It don't matter who you date
It don't matter who you like
It don't matter who you hate

There is one thing that matters
What you did it matters
So you need to know what matters most
Is you no longer matter now to me

You need to know what matters
It no longer matters
Who, what, when, where or why
Cause you no longer matter now to me


Song/Poem by:
Carl Joseph Roberts (Joe)
2.4k · Nov 2014
A Salt Shaker Glass
A Salt Shaker Glass

*Just a folded piece of paper
In a salt shaker glass
Placed deep inside the cupboard
Hiding memories of the past

I would watch her as she'd take it out
To read the words it said
Then place it back deep inside
And slowly bow her head

She kept it in a shaker
Hoped salt would heal the wound
But each time she read the words inside
The pain would seem so new

That folded piece of paper
In a salt shaker glass
Was delivered from the courthouse
To set her free at last

A divorce from my father
Who had walked away from us
She folded and refused to sign
Till that day that I grew up

As I read that piece of paper
From the salt shaker glass
I thought of all she gave to me
And felt the love inside she had

Just a folded piece of paper
In a salt shaker glass
Placed deep inside the cupboard
Hiding memories of the past

A folded piece of paper
In a salk shaker glass *

Carl Joseph Roberts
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2.2k · Sep 2013
yes Yes YES
yes, Yes, YES!

I think about you all day long
But must wait to call your name
You give me what I need the most
A release from my long day

Your boldness just amazes me
The coolness of your looks
I wrap my hands around you
And gently pull you to my lips

All my friends they wish they had you
They admire what they see
They want to have you with them
When they see you're here with me

Your seduction starts out slowly
Anticipating whats in store
My feeling of excitement grows
And I want you even more

The head you give it wont last long
I'll feel your wetness on my tongue
Then close my eyes and take you in
A guilty pleasure till I'm done

I think about you all day long
But must wait to call your name
And when that moment finally comes
Guinness Draft is what I'll say

Carl Joseph Roberts
It's beer people, just beer...lol. And just what were you thinking this poem was about? Get your minds out of the gutter and leave some room for me..lol
2.2k · Jun 2013
Perfect Not Vain (LOL)
Perfect Not Vain

How lucky can one man be
To be as good looking as I am
Handsome and with muscles
I must be the perfect man

I cant believe how great I am
Fantastic in every way
I know you must be jealous
Dont blame me for being great

It's hard to be who I am
With this brain as sharp as mine
When you think about what I have
You'll wish you could have my life

Dont hate yourself for not being me
It's a curse to look this good
Each morning just when I wake up
I must admire my own good looks

I see myself in the mirror
And think what a gorgeous man
How can I be so **** cute
And stay as humble as I am

Now I wont sign this poem
For that would be just vain
Plus it could be that I'm dreaming
And I really need to wake

Carl Joseph Roberts
Carl Joesph Roberts
Carl Joseph Roberts
Carl Joseph Roberts
LOL
Its my dream, I can see myself however I want. I choose to see the perfect man that I am..lol
2.2k · Nov 2014
Doghouse Poem
Doghouse Poem

Not knowing how to say things
I sometimes make mistakes
Regret the words that I use
And hope it's not to late

I ask you for forgiveness
For actions that were made
Knowing that I understand
The hurt inside I gave

I sometimes hide my feelings
But hope that you will see
What it is I feel inside
How much you truly mean

Please know you are so special
Your love I hold so true
I give my thanks to God above
Each day that I have you


Carl Joseph Roberts
Ok, make this trend and add it to some collections so I can get out of my doghouse for a stupid thing I may have said.
2.1k · Jan 2015
Buckeye Pride
Update: Update, Update,

Attention Non Believers,

I simply refer everyone to the poem from last week called THE Ohio State Buckeyes. I will now take your apologies in the comment section please..lol. DON'T ALL LINE UP AT ONCE.

THE Ohio State Buckeyes

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
We will roll the tide
We will sing our victory song to you
It will happen New Years night

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Our team at number four
We now take on number one
Then we'll show them to the door

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Champions of the north
The Big Ten best above the rest
There's no discussion anymore

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
We will wear the crown once more
The Bama team should be afraid
The Urban Legand'so at the door

We Are
THE Ohio State Buckeyes

Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts

O.H.
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New Poem for the Oregon Ducks is to come.
2.1k · Feb 2014
Second Chances
Second Chances

If I were given a second chance
I Know what I would do
I'd take that chance and use it
To fall in love with you

I would somehow show you how I feel
And let you see inside
Not leave my feelings bottled up
My love I would not hide

I would give to you all I have
And allow for something new
Create that special moment
Known only by a few

If  I were given a second chance
I know what I will do
I would take that chance and use it
To fall in love with you


**Carl Joseph Roberts
2.1k · Dec 2014
Keep Your Word
Keek Your Word

If you can't keep your word
And show up as you planned
Don't think that when you do show up
We should understand

Remember who the boss is
It's the one who pays the bill
So keep your word and show on time
Or we'll find someone who will

If you can't be there when you say
No show and drop the ball
Don't think that you can then complain
When someone else is called

It may not seem a big thing
With the loss of just one call
Until one day you realize
You have no work at all

If you can't keep your word
And show up as you planned
Don't think that when you do show up
We should understand

Keep Your Word


Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts
2.1k · Dec 2014
THE Ohio State Buckeyes
THE Ohio State Buckeyes

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
We will roll the tide
We'll sing our victory song to you
It will happen New Year's night

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Our team at number four
We now take on number one
Then we'll show them to the door

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Champions of the north
The Big Ten best above the rest
There's no discussion anymore

THE Ohio State Buckeyes
We will wear the crown once more
The Bama team should be afraid
The Urban legend's at your door
We Are
THE Ohio State Buckeyes


Carl Joseph Roberts
Buckeye Nation add this to a few collectioseens and make it trend. Go Bucks.
O.H. _ . _.

12 minutes to trend, thanks guys. Go Bucks
2.0k · Apr 2014
A Bottle Full Of Whiskey
A Bottle Full Of Whiskey

He used a bottle full of whiskey
To dull the memories of his past
Knowing that the pain he felt
Would not fit into a glass

As he set there on his barstool
In his eyes I saw regret
He talked about the life he lived
How he wished he had it back

Would drink straight from the bottle
Just to make the numbness last
The story of his lonely life
He would tell to all who ask

He talked about lifes lessons
The mistakes that he had made
Said he lived with regrets
For things he cannot change

Thought the view from the bottle
Would help to make his life more clear
But the bottle got the best of him
And wasted all his years

He used a bottle full of whiskey
To dull the memories of his past
Knowing that the pain he felt
Would not fit into a glass


Carl Joseph Roberts
2.0k · Feb 2013
The Waiting Time
The waiting time

There's a waiting time of each day for me
Not like I've know before
It's a time of day  when I lay and wait
For my heart to find love once more

Its a time of day when I make believe
That you are still here with me
You made my world lovely and bright
It was the way I dreamed it would be

I want to feel the touch of your hand once more
For in that moment I find
A remembered warmth that we once shared
A closeness of spirits and minds

I see your smile and I hear your voice
Its as plain as if you are here
It makes all of the sorrow and grief I have
Somehow suddenly  disappear

So please, please let me go on pretending
For that is the only way I can bare
For without you the silence surrounds me
And turns my waiting time to tears.

Carl Joseph Roberts
Divorce stage two, when that person you loved has left but someplace in your heart you think they will soon come home, come back to you. You hope that this is all a dream so you pretend they are still there.
2.0k · Sep 2013
Closure
Closure

I feel a difference inside my soul
A calming peace within
Knowing I can now let go
And begin my life again

No longer will I waist my days
And try to change your heart
I will not long for your touch
I now make a brand new start

I give myself to me alone
And start my life out new
Begin to love a different way
And release my heart from you

The love we shared is in the past
A memory filled with tears
A new journey on a different path
I begin without you here

I feel a difference inside my soul
A calming peace within
Knowing I can now let go
And begin my life again

Carl Joseph Roberts
Written as I watch those going into and out of Domestic Relations court. Seeing at times a reliefe on a face after being divorced. A love once there no longer but a new day can begin. Please know that new love, new friends and a new life can happen if you look at life differently after divorce.
1.9k · Oct 2015
Scary Clowns
Scary Clowns*

There is one thing you should know
I swear it is the truth
Watch for clowns this time of year
As they smile and lie to you

One day you'll see these words I say
They cannot be denied
For Halloween is on us now
The scariest of all nights

Ghost will float through the air
Let you think the night is fun
The walking dead will rule the streets
Some may have real guns

A witch may put a spell on you
Many Gobblins will be found
Thinking you have seen it all
You relax and let guard down

Then a final knock on your door
With no one else around
A politician standing there
The scariest of all clowns*

Poem by : Carl Joseph Roberts
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1.9k · Mar 2013
Best Friend
Best Friend

He has the basement all to himself
While im at work all day
He watches T.V. and lays around
Without a worry in his head

He eats and drinks when he wants
Takes naps in the afternoons
Jumps off the couch when I walk in
Because he knows I don't approve

He seems so happy when I come home
And thats when he wants to play
He jumps for joy and kisses me
And wont let me walk away

He follows me like he's a child
Thinks I'm the best thing in the world
He listens to every word I say
Then pretends its never heard

This is my dog, he does not judge
And his love is not pretend
He is my true companion
And he's known as mans best friend

Carl J. Roberts
1.9k · Feb 2014
The Ride Of Your Life
The Ride Of Your Life

It begins as you are just a child
As you wait each year to grow
You watch as others go there first
Then you reach your stepping stone

They say there's rules to this ride
And try to lock you in your place
You begin your uphill journey
With a smile upon your face

You go slowly up a long steep hill
As you enjoy the scenic view
Then you rest a moment at the top
As time stands still for you

You crest the hill and begin to fall
Heart beating in your chest
The bottom comes so very fast
But your rides not over yet

You hit that curve you dont expect
And you hang on for your life
It throws you through a loopty loop
Then it rights you just in time

A few more hills and one last turn
Then a slow unwanted stop
You're happy that you took life's ride
But Lifes ride's not long enough


Carl Joseph Roberts
The story of life with many ups and downs.
At times it throws you curves and send you spinning.
In the end like any good ride, im guessing,  you're going to want to do it all again.
Enjoy lifes ride you only get one.
1.9k · Dec 2016
THE Ohio State Buckeyes
THE
Ohio State Buckeyes

* THE Ohio State Buckeyes
The best team in the land
We must fight the Clemson tigers
And prove our strength again
Those Tigers they are very fast
But we do not fear their roar
The Urban legend comes to town
He's been know to run up the score
THE Ohio State Buckeyes
The best team in the land
We will win the national title
Over the Crimson Tide again
A Buckeye Nation standing strong
And Known the world around
Forever loyal to our team
Who never let's us down

We are,
THE Ohio State Buckeyes*

Poem by: Carl Joseph Roberts (Joe)
Well, they simply whipped our tails then went on to win the National Championship. Still they beat my Buckeyes badly..lol. Oh well they are still my team. Once a Buckeye always a Buckeye. Even from Florida.
1.8k · Feb 2016
NFL Cleveland Rams
NFL Cleveland Rams*

They started out in Cleveland
Just some news for you
The Cleveland Rams the were called
Before they even moved

L.A. is where they grew up
Then Saint Louis they called home
But Cleveland was the very first
Just wanted you to know

The sports shows say they're going home
But we know that its not true
We sure do wish they'd come back
So we can win a game or two




Yes the original L.A. Rams were actually the Cleveland Rams.

Poem by: *
Carl Joseph Roberts  (Joe)
1.8k · Jul 2016
I Wonder If You Realize
I Wonder If You Realize*

I wonder if you realize
What it truly means
For me to of finally met
The girl out of my dreams

I wonder if you realize   
Of this love I hold inside
Do you feel it from my heart
Can you see it in my eyes

I wonder if you realize
That you take my breath away
Does my smile show it on my face
Each and every day

I wonder if you realize
As you walk into the room
That you are deep within my soul
Each time I look at you

I wonder if you realize

Poem by: *
Carl Joseph Roberts  (Joe)
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1.8k · Mar 2014
I Give You My Word
I Give You My Word
-
Listen closely to what someone says
Then wait for what they do
For its only then that you will know
If the words they say are true

Give to them a chance to shine
And let them find their way
But hold them to their promises
Make them keep the words they say

Know that trust is not just given
That sometimes it must be earned
For a promise once it's broken
Make a person just feel burned

You can sit back and be quiet
Not let your voice be heard
But if you do then dont complain
When you get what you deserve

Listen closely to what someone says
Then wait for what they do
For it's only then that you will know
If the words they say are true


Carl Joseph Roberts
1.8k · Dec 2014
She Is Never Far Away
She Is Never Far Away

I wonder what she would say
If she were sitting here today
Would she tell us that her pain was gone
That God had taken it away

Would she tell us stories of the past
Or of what our future holds
Give a glimpse of what's in store
And say she met the Lord

Would she know how much we miss her
Miss the love that she once gave
Tell us that although she's gone
She's now in a better place

Would she sit and talk for hours
Give advice on what to do
Crochet an afghan blanket
Then say this one's for you

Would she say she sees her father
Her mother stands there by her side
She feels the sorrow that we have
But must walk into the light

Would she say she knows our love for her
Hears the prayers each night we say
That she will always be our mom
And she is never far away



In Memory for my mother
M. Yvonne Roberts**
1938 to 2014


Poem by Carl Joseph Roberts
I love you Mom
Walk in peace with the prince of peace.
1.8k · Sep 2014
No Mortgage Will Be Due
No Mortgage Will Be Due
(A happy poem)

Today I fulfilled a lifelong dream
That I wanted to share with you
I wrote a check and bought a house
No mortgage will be due

I had to work for what I want
Had hard times along the way
But knowing that each step I took
Would get me to this day

I did not spend all I have
On this house I will call home
I put some back for a rainy days
To help others who I know

I will share this home with my son
And one day will pass it on
So that he can give the gift of love
Like he gave me when he was born

So today I fulfilled a lifelong dream
That I wanted to share with you
I wrote a check and bought a house

No mortgage will be due


Carl Joseph Roberts
Just a happy poem from me to get the feeling out. These poems we write sometimes are not all lessons learned or touch your heart and make you cry poems. Some are just simply made to invite you to share a life journey. This is one of those.  I am inviting you to share with me this step in my life. Thank you for reading.
1.8k · Jun 2014
Sealed With A Kiss
Sealed With A Kiss

Each kiss you place upon my lips
A cherished moment in my mind
A reminder of a love that's shared
Between your heart and mine

As our lips are pressed together
And I slowly close my eyes
A passion builds within my soul
Each and every time

The emotion of a morning kiss
Or an afternoon delight
An evening made of true romance
Or just before we say goodnight

No matter what the time of day
Or the place where we may be
A kiss from you upon my lips
Is all I'll ever need

Our lips they tell a story
Of a love that's held so true
Two hearts that beat now as one
Each time that I kiss you


Carl Joseph Roberts
A part of life still untold

This life I have has gone by fast
I now reminisce as I look back
So many memories both good and bad
Yet I would not change this life I've had

In life I've seen a thing or two
I've had some laughs and cried some too
I have felt the love from my son
And had heartbreak from the one I loved

I've been rich and poor and in between
Owned houses, cars and many things
Learned lessons from the things I've done
And I've tried to do more right then wrong

My family, friends and God above
Have all shown me how to feel true love
I can choose which path to guide my way
And I decide to give more then I take

As  this life of mine starts calming down
There is an inner peace I've found
A different chapter now unfolds
My next part of life is still untold
We grow older and realize that there is more years behind us then in front of us. Still there is the calm of knowing that the life lived has been a good one and a peace of mind of knowing the rest of my life are to be my best years.
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