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...
A Country Song
If you spend any time in the mountains it doesn’t take very long
After turning on the radio to hear a country and western song.
Country music is often as sweet as listening to the birds
Not only can you catch the beat but you understand the words.
Country music has recurring themes at least from what I hear
For instance if you sing about a tractor, it’s got to be John Deere.