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Poems From the Jersey Shore - Vol 16 (Gimme Some Lovin)

Updated on August 12, 2020
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Timothy is a creative writer and artist who enjoys sharing his work with others. Timothy earned his BS in Psychology from Albright College

Greetings From the Jersey Shore

Greetings once again from the Jersey Shore. It is hard to believe the summer is flying along. It wont be long til I will be going back to work. Well maybe it depends on what the schools choose to do this year. I'll find out soon.

While I still have time I will keep writing. Each of this selection of poems has something to do with love. I figured we all need a little love. I hope you enjoy them.

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

— Proverbs 12:18 NIV

Don't Say It

Don’t say anything

If what you say is unkind

Only speak those words

Which help to bring about peace

Which help to promote true love


Don’t say it, don't say anything unkind


Maybe I should have known

But I let love cloud my mind

It is why I took the grief from you

And all the words so unkind

All the times I thought you’d change

But how you think, is who you are


You got lost in all your thinking

You’re better than those around

Take a good look in the mirror

See the truth, love’s where it’s found


Don’t say anything

If what you say is unkind

Only speak those words

Which help to bring about peace

Which help to promote true love


Don’t say it, don't say anything unkind


When push comes to shove

Only speak those words

Which help to bring about peace

Which help to promote true love


Don’t say it, don't say anything unkind

"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."

— 1 Peter 4:8

Can’t Stop Thinking About Love

I can’t stop thinking about love, your 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

"Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Can’t get no satisfaction

No, no,no

Can’t get no satisfaction

For I’ve tried

And tried

But I can’t get satisfaction


I have so much stuff

I don’t know what to do

If fills my house

In the basement, the attic too

None of it matters, use it, move on

Find me some new toys

To rely on


Can’t get no satisfaction

No, no,no

Can’t get no satisfaction

For I’ve tried

And tried

But I can’t get satisfaction


I’ve discovered

After all of these years

Satisfaction comes

Not in the things you have

Not in what you buy

But in the love

You give

The love you get

From those around you

Source

Moonlit Nights

I love to walk

around on

moonlit nights

The world around me

is such

a beautiful sight

The world is bathed

in a moonlit glow

As if covered in

a new fallen snow

I especially love

To walk on a dark lane

Look up at the

ethereal plane

See the scattered stars

cast out like dust

Stare at the moon with

It’s earthly thrust

Yes, I love the nighttime

where the sky is clear

And the soft music

of silence

Is all your hear

Best Friends

Best friends never

leave you hanging

Best friends know

what you’re bringing

Best friends know

what you’re gonna say

Best friends know

your quirky ways

Best friends are there

no matter the time

Best friends are

your true life line

Best friends are there

when they don’t know why

Best friends are the

true joy of life

Best friends have the

love you always need

Poem Prompts

  1. A poem about your father or mother
  2. Nachos
  3. Remembrance
  4. Favorite pet
  5. Vacation spot
  6. ”Don’t give up on love baby.”
  7. Start each line with "I remember"
  8. Write a poem using all of the following words: exquisite, visit, glisten.
  9. Write a poem from the perspective of a character in a fairy tale.
  10. Include as many of the following words (or variations on these words) as you can: set-aside, succession, interior, Orphic, destitution

Here are two poems using two prompts from the list above.

Mother

Mom, I still can’t believe

I’ll never see you again

I’ll never feel the warmth

Of your embrace


I’m missing you

I’m missing you

Since you’ve been gone

I’m missing you


Mom, I still can’t believe

I’ll never see your smile

I’ll never hear your voice

Or laughter again


Mom, I still can’t believe

How quickly your life

Came to an end

Thought there was more time

To say the words buried

Deep within my heart

Deep within my soul

I wasn’t ready to let you go

Now


I’m missing you

I’m missing you

Since you’ve been gone

I’m missing you


Mom, I’ll never see you again

I’ll never feel the warmth

Of your embrace


I’m missing you

I’m missing you

Since you’ve been gone

I’m missing you

Father

I remember your love

Throughout the years

Quieting my heart

Stilling my fears


You taught me the things

I needed to know

To help me to live

To help me to grow


You led me through

So many bumps and scrapes

Picked me up, dusted me off

Sent me on my way


Oh those years went so fast

Soon I left you behind

A life of my own

I needed to find


Through our times together

Seemed oh but a few

I still felt your love

Even now I still do


I knew this time would come

I dreaded this day

I watched in fear

As your health began to fade


You are gone now

Into an eternal home

Someday I’ll see you again

Someday I'll come


You are my father

You always will be

In my heart I’ll carry you

For all eternity

Writing Better Poetry

i hope you enjoyed this grouping of poems. Until next time stay safe and enjoy reading. As always if you have any ideas for poems please put the suggestions in the comments section.

© 2020 Timothy Whitt

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