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30 Smaller Poems from the Jersey Shore 2

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

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Small Poems

I set in my mind to write at least one small poem each day. It is a way to put into a few words a quick thought which pops in my head. I also will take a one word prompt and expand on it. These short poems come in many forms such as Fibonacci and Shadorma. The first 20 poems presented are written in the Shadorma form which has a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5. I hope you enjoy each of these poems.

Celebration

It is time

Let us dance and sing

Share a smile

Heartfelt joy

It is a celebration

Life is returning

Regret

Live your life

Having no regrets

With no doubts

In your heart

Knowing that you did your best

In all of your life

Fulfilled

A good life

Is what people want

A good life

With some laughs

A lot of good memories

A fulfilled long life

Family

Family

Is not just by blood

It can be

Those we feel

We have a heartfelt bond with

Trust with our whole life

Tested

Life’s a test

As each day rolls on by

Pass or fail

We’re tested

We must learn to pass each test

Failing is not an option

Overcome

Gotta lean

On the Overcomer

One who came

To bring change

To a lonely, hurting world

One who gives you peace

Worry

Worry steals

Away your very soul

Takes your joy

Gives you doubt

Put your worry in God’s hands

It helps give you peace

Jealousy

A monster

Does eat at the heart

Jealousy

Jealousy

Be wary of the blackness

Push jealousy back

Passion

Gotta have

A go at something

Just one thing

A passion

Something you put your heart on

To lead you through life

Deception

Try to hide

The things you do wrong

Deceiving

Other people

Making them believe your deeds

Are honorable

Tenacious

A firm grip

Is necessary

To stay strong

Move along

In your faith and in this life

A tenacious faith

Loyalty

Where your heart

Seeks to place its joy

Through the days

And the nights

Is where your loyalties

Will place their strong roots

Routine

Do something

Over and over

Then repeat

One more time

Helps you get in a routine

Become an expert

Elation

Get on up

Time to start moving

Clap your hands

Stomp your feet

It’s time to show elation

Time to celebrate

Ambition

Can’t slack off

Only way forward

Is to have

Ambition

Willingness to persevere

No matter what comes

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Impress

Impress who

Maybe your own self

Or others

In the end

It won’t get you very far

Because it’s short lived

Worry

Don’t worry

About tomorrow

So much so

You forget

To live and enjoy today

Live life as it comes


The future

Is not ours to know

It will come

It will go

Worrying won’t change a thing

Live life as it comes

Focus

Reel them in

Thoughts rattling around

In your head

Try to focus

Get you mind back in the game

Need to smile again

Trust

Gotta learn

To trust in the one

Who matters

Not myself

In Him resides great wisdom

To guide me through life

Follower

Don’t follow

You may find yourself

In the dark

Instead lead

Others to a better way

A place of true joy


With sunlight

And a path to peace

Your calling

Your witness

It what is needed today

Into tomorrow

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Fibonacci Poems

The last 10 poems are what is referred to as a Fibonacci poem. These poems build up with syllable counts of 1/1/2/3/5/8. As you can see the counts are based on adding the syllables of the previous two lines together to create a new line of syllables. It is based on the Fibonacci sequence in mathematics. You can go on and on if you want. I chose to stop at six lines.

Why

Words

Why

Lifts hearts

Brings some joy

Keeps the mind alive

Gives life a little more purpose

Ocean

Waves

Breeze

Soft sounds

Wears off stress

Gives some peace and joy

To a stressed out life and soul

Tired

Feel

Low

Need Rest

So, so tired

Need some time away

Recharge and refresh my tired life

Believe

Truth

There

Not seen

But heard of

Still have acceptance

Feel sure of the truth of Jesus

Life

Days

Days

More days

Together

Equal a lifetime

Be sure to spend your days so wisely

Short

Not

Tall

Maybe

Under tall

Or just the right size

It depends on who you’re next to

Sometimes

Not

All

Maybe

Now and then

But it will happen

You just have to be patient

Forward

Look

Not

Behind

But forward

So you don’t stumble

Fall down and hurt your reputation

Work

Work

Hard

At life

So you can

Not be a burden

But give others inspiration

Music

Warms

Hearts

Lifts souls

Brings a beat

Way down deep inside

So listen to some music daily

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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