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...
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.