Jim Yerman


Moments Of Perfection - Poem by Jim Yerman

As parents…regular and grand we've come to understand
We live a life of schedules…where so much of it is planned.

Yet with our aging eyes we still can recognize
moments of perfection…when they arise.

To us it is quite clear…with friends and family near
we need to enjoy these moments…before they disappear.

Our youngest grandchildren came to stay…one night while their parents were away
and we were amazed how many moments of perfection came our way…

Picking up the two…once their day at school was through
singing songs with the radio like we used to do.

To the music we ‘got down'…(do people still say ‘getting down?)
a breezy ride in our golf cart…then a walk downtown.

It seemed just like a dream…we watched the full moon gleam
we played Wii games…ate tacos and ice cream.

Like we did when they were small…we watched a movie…we were enthralled
knowing why…still wondering…when did they get so tall?

Now seeing eye to eye…with a simple hug goodbye
we smiled at our good fortune and we sighed…

Because here's another thing…learned on the back of life's fleeting wings
perfection can be found in the simplest of things.

This is why we understand…though different for every woman…every man
these perfect moments…we need to catch them when we can.

Topic(s) of this poem: family, inspiration, perfection

Form: Verse


Comments about Moments Of Perfection by Jim Yerman

  • (5/30/2019 11:44:00 PM)

    Moments of perfection enjoyed with grand children are very nice. Congrats on poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (5/30/2019 10:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful moments often forgotten with the craziness of life.
    Sounds like many wonderful moment shared for yourself and your grandchildren in one day.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/30/2019 5:27:00 PM)

    A touching, heartwarming poem of the day, sir Jim.
    Congrats for being chosen....10++++++++++++
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  • Kim Barney (5/30/2019 12:08:00 PM)

    Jim, congratulations!
    An optimistic, inspiring poem. Best member poem of the day for quite some time!
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  • Savita Tyagi (5/30/2019 11:55:00 AM)

    Wonderful! A loving moment spent with loved ones is a perfect moment! (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/30/2019 9:25:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem on great time spent with grandchildren. This is the best time for grandparents.
    'Picking up the two…once their day at school was through
    singing songs with the radio like we used to do.'... is so beautiful and moving. Congrats.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/30/2019 6:17:00 AM)

    Our youngest grandchildren came to stay…one night while their parents were away
    and we were amazed how many moments of perfection came our way….....so touching and impressive. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected as MPOTD.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/30/2019 4:22:00 AM)

    Excellently rhymed with internal rhymes and end rhymes. A satisfactory feel and thought about the life walked upon. Happy to know, realize and memorize the grandchildren while we are still able and put those thoughts into a loveliest poem. Just very happy to may have experienced all these, since life passes rapidly. CONGRATS with MPOTD (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (5/30/2019 4:03:00 AM)

    Now seeing eye to eye…with a simple hug goodbye
    //nice 10+++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Adrian Flett (5/30/2019 2:42:00 AM)

    A great poem filled with rhymes, internal rhymes and rhythm, and such vivid images. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/30/2019 1:26:00 AM)

    Congratulation...dear poet... very beautiful poem../// (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/30/2019 1:13:00 AM)

    perfection learning-
    learned on the back of life's fleeting wings
    perfection can be found in the simplest of things...// beautiful poem
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/30/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    Perfect moments! ! !


    Let there be the light of the truth.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (5/30/2019 12:35:00 AM)

    A nice family time poem.

    A well deserved poem as POD.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2019



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