Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


greater causes


sometimes you must

sacrifice your soul

in order to

save your heart.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars …


my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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25 thoughts on “greater causes

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i’m sorry. but obviously, i get it… xo

      1. No apologies, I was quite happy with it

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        i’m smiling (if you could see me) lol

      3. I’m imagining it!

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        hopefully it’s not scaring you!! lmao

      5. Haha. Absolutely not.

      6. Joseph Pinto says:

        phew. good. the world is beastly enough without my mug adding to it 😉

      7. I’ve seen enough of your mug to know it’s anything but beastly 😘

      8. Joseph Pinto says:

        too kind…thank you. you’re making me smile too much today 😉

  1. tara caribou says:

    I think you’re right about that.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      oh…i’m definitely right about that. i don’t write what i don’t know, momma 😉

      1. tara caribou says:

        Haha… I know. I was agreeing with you… in a poor way.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        lol i know you were! teasing you… you know, i’m a tease lol

      3. tara caribou says:

        Yes… yes you are…

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      hey stranger! 🙂

      1. Chrissy says:

        Hi! Nice to see you again:)

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        thank you! 🙂 you doing well?

      3. Chrissy says:

        Yes, all is well!

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        good! i’m relieved to hear 🙂

      5. Chrissy says:

        I have missed being on here, so happy to see some familiar faces. Thanks x

      6. Joseph Pinto says:

        well i took a long leave of absence as well. only came back maybe two months ago.

      7. Chrissy says:

        We all need breaks!

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