I would like to welcome you to my personal blog where personal thoughts reign supreme. Thoughts that will hopefully engage and provoke thought of those who travel by. I have spent more than 62 years on this planet and I hope to have many more years to spend with my friends as well as new friends that happen upon Joe Smoke Provoked Thoughts as life happens to them as well as myself. I've learned so much in my life and I would like to share what I have learned with everyone willing to read, view and listen. I also have so much more to learn about this mystical thing called life and that's the adventure I experience every day. I am physically disabled but God gave me a mighty brain so I plan on using

Please feel free to comment if you choose to I appreciate comments. I would also like to expand this blog and reach out to other contributors as well. So please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a personal reflective provoked thought to share. How do you learn I believe it's best to learn from others.

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06.06.2016 16:45

Herb Hastie

To the point , Love it !

17.04.2016 02:17

Charles Davis

Enjoy reading the blog. The poems are entertaining as well as enlightening.

06.04.2016 23:34

V.Eddie Parker

Speaking to the truth of justice cuts deep. And it takes an unapologetic individual to swing that mighty axe. This blog cuts deep suggesting that the writer is one hell of a axe-man. Player