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Poems From the Jersey Shore 7 - Bits and Pieces

Updated on May 15, 2020
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Tim is a freelance writer, poet, artist and storyteller. He always tries to find and include lessons for everyone in his writing.

A New Set of Poems

Here we go again another week at home. Another week of writing poems among other things. This is the seventh week of putting those poems together. This week there are poems on a variety of subjects. I hope you enjoy them and keep checking back for more each week.

Looking Down As You Look Up

Poem about a newborn baby


Looking down as you look up

A little smile greets my own

True joy leaps inside my heart

Little baby welcome home


Nine Months we waited

For you to come along

Looking down as you look up

Little baby welcome home

Welcome home

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.

— Annie Proulx

I Miss You

A poem about the first love, lost love.


I miss the times from seasons ago

When we walked in the sunshine

When we played in the snow

When the smile on your face

Was all, I ever wanted to know

Ever wanted to know

I loved you more than I ever said

we were friends

I wanted it to be more

But you let it end


Walked to a new life

One without me

Now I sit and wonder

About what could be


How things might have been

If we became more

Through good times and bad

Letting love restore


Now I miss the times

From seasons ago

When we walked in the sunshine

When we played in the snow

When the smile on your face

Was all, I ever wanted to know

Ever wanted to know


I miss you

I miss you

I miss you


Ho Hum Days

Poem about what we’ve Been doing lately....sitting around.


Most people think
they’re lives are nothing special
Just ho hum ways
In ho hum days

But I know
But I’ve heard
If you go back

Look at your life
See all the lives
you’ve touched
all the friends
now and lost

See all the people
you’ve loved
in big and small ways

You will see
your life
is anything but
dull

Without you
there would be
a big hole
in a lot of people’s lives

. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

— Robert Frost

The Selfish Thing - A Tanka Poem

The most selfish thing

You can ever do is give

No personal gain

Making lives so much better

Easing burdens of the heart


Written from a prompt about gossiping

Gossip

Gossiping is dangerous

We should never permit
Our intentions may not
be hurtful

But there is no question
when put use
gossip does, gossip hurts

And think
Our mouths if used for good
from morning to sunset

Whether or not who listens
Our words build up
not tare
We never are allowed
To let God’s love
Go silent

Though sometimes we are
caught unaware
I am the first to admit
I share the gossip tale
Forgetting who listens and falls

So gossip from my lips,
yours
Must go silent
for now
and evermore

Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez | Source

Spontaneous

I think you are most yourself
when
you are
spontaneous

Living life at each
moment
You have
No time to think
No time to plan
your next move

You’re neither fantastic
Nor horrible
Just getting from
here ....................................................to there
letting people soak in
when you are
both ....................................................there
and here

Think about how life would be
Had I just lived
Spon.tan..e...ous

Life is so much more fun in the unplanned moments.

Can't Stop Thinking About Love

I can’t stop thinking about love
Since I met you
I can’t stop
Thinking about love

Ooh something got a hold of me
Don’t let go
Something got a hold on me
I won’t let go

I once wandered
a dry barren land

Living the life
I’d planned
Thought I had
I had all the love

I dreamed
Till I met you
My eyes were opened
I saw my life
for what it is
for what it is

I can’t stop thinking about love
Since I met you
I can’t stop
Thinking about love

I once wandered
a dry barren land
Living the life
I’d planned

I can’t stop thinking about love
Since I met you
I can’t stop
Thinking about love

Ooh something got a hold of me
Don’t let go
Something got a hold on me
I won’t let go

Ryan Stone
Ryan Stone | Source

All I Ever Wanted

All I ever wanted to be

Was Happy

All I ever wanted to do

Was wear a smile

Didn’t need no money

Didn’t need no fame

Didn’t need to walk

In Style

All I ever wanted to be

Was Happy

All I ever wanted to be

Was wear a smile

Didn’t need no power

Didn’t need no charity

Didn’t need to be the

Life of the Party

All I ever wanted to be

Was Happy

All I ever wanted to do

Was wear a smile


There you have it week 7 of poems from the Jersey Shore. The good new here this week is that the beaches will be reopening. I both looking forward to that happening and a little apprehensive. I love to take random photos at the beach which I use in my artwork so am looking forward to being to get back but am Leary of all the people.

Well anyway, I hoped you liked this weeks poem selection. As always if you have requests feel free to put them in the comments section.

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    • whittwrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Timothy Whitt 

      14 months ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you liked them.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What a great collection. I will come back a time or two. Reading several in a row makes me forget the first ones.

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      Kathy Henderson 

      14 months ago from Pa

      True, definitely going to be strange. I look forward to a good old beach day one day.

    • whittwrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Timothy Whitt 

      14 months ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m looking forward to walking the beach. It’s going To be weird though.

    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      Kathy Henderson 

      14 months ago from Pa

      I love your poems and the shore! The Ho-Hum Days, a good message in this season. Reminding people they would leave a big hole as they struggle with this time in isolation. I also enjoyed - Spontaneous! I guess I miss being that these days. I pray for safety as the Jersey Shore opens. I believe we can be careful and slowly get back to living and loving the spontaneity of life. Nice reads.

      Take care

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