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.
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...
I Wonder About Heroes
I wonder about heroes and why we often choose
Actors, those with money, or the athlete who can't lose.
I think when selecting heroes it should always be our goal
To choose those with compassion in their heart...and kindness in their soul.