Jim Yerman Poems
A Crooked Old Tree
There was once an ancient Chinese philosopher sitting under a crooked old tree
Who spoke on the subject of judging others, and how we need to think differently.
“When this tree was younger, ” he said, “it caused many people to gape
It was covered with bulges and its trunk and branches were contorted way out of shape.
Master carpenters, the ones who use wood in the ships and the homes they create
Were not looking for wood that was twisted, they needed their wood to be straight.
When they looked at the gnarly and misshapen branches displayed in this crooked old ...
The Ipad Shuffle
It’s funny with all the technology available to which we have access
Unless it is our fingers and hands we exercise less and less.
But I have found the exception to this technological repercussion
That I gladly enter now into the exercise discussion.
I truly love the IPAD it has made life much better than before
But Deborah’s love borders on obsession …yes she’s and IPAD whore.