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Jim Yerman Poems
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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
When I was young I thought it would be great if I could be a hero... The one who slays the dragon, or defeats the invincible foe. The guy who saves the baby from the burning building before she’s engulfed in flames
The Golf Cart
Our city is golf cart friendly and now that we’re retired we thought, “Hey” There’s a green way to get around and I can take it to work each day.” So we drove to the golf cart showroom thinking, ‘How expensive can they be? ’
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
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
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
Comments about Jim Yerman
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
We worry about getting older, about our jobs and gaining weight.
I imagine amidst all this hustle, all this bustle, all this hapless hurrying
There are even people out there who worry about worrying!
Worrying can be debilitating, it can be an enemy and a curse
And everyone knows telling someone not to worry, only makes it worse.