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Jim Yerman Poems
When I Was Young
I know this from experience. I heard it from my father's tongue. Noting makes a person sound older than saying, "When I was young." You go through life thinking, I'll never say those words, that's what old people do.
The Tree With A Heart
Do you believe trees have feelings? I do. It's part of my malady. Basically, I give human characteristics to everything I see. I was born with this affliction and I own it with dignity and grace
Chocolate Chip Day
Today we celebrate Ruth Wakefield...and where does her story begin? In the state of Massachusetts where she bought the Toll House Inn. One day Ruth was baking cookies...(they usually got rave reviews.)
I’ve been composing these poems for a while and posting them for all to see But the other day while checking out Facebook something occurred to me. Believe it or not to write these verses takes a little effort...a little time
The Misunderstood Pun
All my life I’ve heard the groans yes, since I was a little one Because for as long as I can remember I’ve been enamored with the pun. For instance the other day Deborah and I were out discussing bees
The Corner Bookstore
They say the corner bookstore as an institution is a dying breed For people now use the internet or E-books when they read. I was one of those people...as I walked by I would frown
Good Vs Evil?
The more I observe politicians everywhere the more it sickens me As I watch two incompatible sides struggling for supremacy. They think they're in a good versus evil battle but when all is said and done
Toilet Paper and Marriage
Couples fight about money, about communication and control. But an unsung cause of trouble in a marriage is the toilet paper roll.
The other day Deborah and I were discussing the wonders in America we can see. We realized how lucky we were to live in a land where we were free. A land where freedom allows us to come and go as we please
This morning when I woke up…let me take a second to reminisce I had an uneasy feeling as if something was amiss.
If we were given 86,400 dollars every day to spend any way we could And at the end of the day what we didn't spend would be lost to us for good, What would we do? We wouldn't have to think too hard, or engage in a long discourse
Don't Worry, Be Happy
We live in a world that doesn’t slow down, it’s seems everyone’s in a hurry Which causes us lots of stress, lots of anxiety, and an abundance of worry. We worry about money, our health, our children, we worry about being late
Today is National Pretzel Day, so my hat I’ll give a tip To the long suffering cousin of the more popular potato chip. I’m not sure how it happened, the who, what, where or when
One of the joys of our daily walks is passing the same things every day. It makes the walk more intimate knowing what to expect along the way. You stop being an observer when you walk the same paths repeatedly
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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When I Was Young
I know this from experience. I heard it from my father's tongue.
Noting makes a person sound older than saying, "When I was young."
You go through life thinking, I'll never say those words, that's what old people do.
Then you listen to yourself talking one day...and find it's happened to you.
You try not to show it outwardly but your pride and ego are bruised
When you find yourself using words and phrases your father or grandfather used.
When I was young, you tell your children, people were kinder the world was not as hard.
Neighbors gathered and had...