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Poems From the Jersey Shore 21

Faith, Art, writing and learning are Tim’s passions. Tim loves working in education. He has a BS in Psychology from Albright College.

Welcome to a New Year:

It is hard to believe this is the 21st compilation of poems but the first anthology written in the New Year. If you are a new visitor to this page “Welcome” pour yourself something to drink and sit down to enjoy these poems.

It is sunny but cold here at the beach. I’m sitting here now looking forward to spring when the sun’s warmth will allow us once again to exit our homes and at least ventures out into the yard breath some warm fresh air. I’m also, once again, looking forward to walking along the beach and boardwalk. Until then I’ll keep writing and try to stay safe.

Ok, let’s sit back and read some poems based on various ideas I pick up from many places.

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The idea for this poem comes from the need to scale back on what we think we need in order to live a happier life.

The Simple Life

It’s ok, it’s ok
To live the simple life
To live the simple life

You don’t need a new car
You don’t need to dress
So fine

You don’t need a new phone
You don’t need a big house
On the mainline

It’s OK, it’s OK
To live the simple life
To live the simple life

You don’t need a great job
You don’t need everyday
To be Sunny
You don’t need to travel
You don’t need to make
A lot of money

It’s OK, it’s OK
To live the simple life
To live the simple life

The simple life is simply
Taking the time
To enjoy the little things

In life
Which may be missed
Cause we focus too much
On other things
We focus too much
On other things

Come on live the simple life
Live the simple life
It’s OK, it’s OK
To live the simple life
To live the simple life

The idea for this poem came from watching and listening to what has been going on the last few months.

Where Is The Love?

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
In this land of the free
Will it ever be?
Where is the love?
The light of love has faded
People are in a rage
Over what they see as unjust
Can’t seem to turn the page

Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Gotta learn to look past the hate
Seeing each other all as one
Working towards a common goal
Seeking the best for all, not some

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
We say we’re a nation of equality
There’s still a long way to go
Where is the love?
Where is the love

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The idea for this poem comes from the fact almost everyone dreams. It is those dreams which carry us through life.

Dreams

Dreams are funny things
They come and go like a
Feather in a strong wind

But still we like to dream
Cause at least then
They come true in our minds
Dream on, Dream on
Let your dreams
Carry you into
Brighter days
Dream on, dream on

Dreams are funny things
They come and go
Like a snow in May

Dream on, dream on
Cause the moment
You stop dreaming
All you have left in life
Is feeling alone

I got to thinking one day about the moments in our lives which mean a lot to us. So I decided to write a poem about my thoughts on the subject.

Moments

In your life
Moments
Which are missed
Times passed
Forgot to see

Leaving good moments far behind
Long forgotten memories in your mind
Things might have been over the years
Had you not given into fears
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy
All your moments

Our lives are made up of words. Words we speak to others and words we write down. Here is a poem about the words we speak.

Words

In your life
Words
People talk
Nothing new
So many words
But
Leaving the things needed unsaid
Leaving the words of love in the mind
Never saying what’s needed out of fears
All that’s left is the tears
Words, words, words
So, so many
Words

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The prompt for this poem came from a comment I heard someone make during a news story. They were talking about feeling so alone as they quarantined at home during the pandemic.

Alone

Alone
Don’t want to be
Alone

Thoughts creep into my head
When I’m alone
Thoughts about my fears
Thoughts which bring tears
When I’m alone

Alone
Don’t want to be
Alone

Thoughts creep into my head
When I’m alone
Thoughts about impending doom
Thoughts which bring gloom
When I’m alone

Alone
Don’t want to be alone
Alone

Don’t like to be so alone
Listenin’ to all the thoughts
Playin’ in my head
Playin’ in my head
Cause those thoughts
Keep bringing me down
They’re haunting my mind

Alone, alone
Don’t want to be alone

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The prompt for this one was taken from the idea of someone losing their love because in this case she left him. Of course he wrote her letters trying to tell her he missed her but never sent them.

Letters

Hello my love, everyday I wrote you a letter
Hello my love, everyday I wrote you a letter
How I wished you would return
How I hoped you would come home
Letters which remain unopened
Letters which remain unsent

Well my love, if you’d gotten my letters
You’d know how much I missed you
Yes, my love, you’d know I missed you
Well you know I hope you’re doing well
Someday maybe I’ll get to tell you so

Miss you, my love, miss you

If you ever see me on the street, please stop, talk awhile
Yes, if you ever see me one the street, please stop, talk awhile
Well my love I so want you to stroll down the street
And see can you see my love for you is still alive

Words by The Bee Gees - One of my favorites about using words.

Poetry Prompts:

  • Write a poem where each line/sentence is about each day of last week.
  • Take note of the words on signs while driving or walking. Write a poem about one that catches your fancy.
  • Challenge yourself to write a poem that is no more than 30 words long.
  • Write about a time in your life you said goodbye to someone who left your life for any numbers of reasons.
  • Write about something you don’t want to do, and what you would rather do instead.
  • Take some inspiration from the classic song and write the lyrics from your point of view.
  • Write a poem based on a time you’ve traveled by bus.
  • Use the last sentence from the nearest book as the inspiration for the first line of your poem.
  • Write your poem in the form of a recipe.

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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