Jim Yerman


The Things We Leave Behind - Poem by Jim Yerman

Life is a series of transitions …it's part of humankind…
that as we move ahead with life…some things we leave behind….

We leave behind our crawling…when we first learn to walk.
We leave behind our babbling…when we first learn to talk.

We don't walk as much as we used too…when we learn how to drive
It seems we leave behind our childhood…when our teenage years arrive…

Then soon…before we know it…we turn around …we're fully grown
it's time to leave our parents…and head out on our own…

New friends, new apartments, new jobs…life is changing…redefined…
and we're saddened as we move on…for all the things we leave behind…

But crawling, walking, talking…parents….have not gone very far.
Can we really leave behind the things…that made us who we are?

Friends, jobs, apartments, homes…everything is intertwined
for though we may move away…
move on…
they're never far behind.

Because we are blessed…we humans…as in this life we climb…
for the things we thought we left behind…are with us all the time.

They can be found within our memories…anytime and anywhere…
If you want proof just close your eyes…and smile…
they will be waiting there…

Topic(s) of this poem: memories

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 13, 2017



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