Jim Yerman Poems
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
Again I ask, has the Golden Rule been buried with the dead?
People going hungry every day, so many in the world oppressed
Is it possible the Golden Rule has been forgotten or suppressed?
We read of people murdering one another, even children, and we’re stunned
And I ask as we wipe our tears, has the Golden Rule been shunned?
Yes, so many sorrowful stories...
We recently attended a beach wedding and it came with a wonderful view
As the happy couple getting married smiled and said I do.
It’s been 25 years, yes a lifetime…one we often like to review
Since in a little church in Dunedin, Deborah and I said I do.
Brenda and Carol are two close friends and this one fact is true
They’ve been together as long as Deborah and I, but have never said I do.