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Jim Yerman Poems
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
There once was a writer named Lear With the first name of Edward...I fear He was English...I say He wrote Limericks every day
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
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 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
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.)
The Golden Rule
As I watch many world religions fight, acting inhumane and cruel It makes me ask the question, what’s happened to the Golden Rule? Countries at war with one another, soldiers dying, a world of dread
1000 Paper Cranes
When we dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima back in 1945 80,000 people died instantly the rest thought they were lucky to be alive. But, after the bomb, radiation rained like it had never rained before.
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 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
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
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
Here's To Traditions- Old And New
I love traditions, but we learned long ago with our blended family We needed to look at our traditions with more objectivity. With so many relatives to be considered and only so much time in any holiday
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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
Each side thinks that they are good and the other's the evil one.
It's not just politicians, for everywhere you look you see anger and dissension
We find many groups at odds with one another, in a constant state of tension.
Religions, Conservatives, Liberals, countries fighting their own ethnicities
And the only thing they all agree on is that they ...