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30 Smaller Poems from the Jersey Shore 3

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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The Words Keep Rolling

Living near the beach offers a lot of opportunities to go and see places I wouldn‘t otherwise be able to go. One of those places this week is Smithville, NJ a quaint little village new Atlantic City, NJ. The photos in this article come from Smithville. I hig,y recommend a visit if you’re ever in the area.

Now back to my poems. I’m offering up the third installment of smaller Shadorma- esque poems which as before are 3/5/3/37/5 syllables per line. I hope you enjoy the poems.

Smile

Gotta smile

Just because a smile

Eases stress

Gives a lift

To the heart, mind and soul

Laughter

A good laugh

Raises the spirits

Lifts the heart

Eases stress

Gotta find something funny

Laugh until it hurts

Faith

What is faith?

Trusting the unseen

Does exist

Things hoped for

Will come into fruition

Yes, and so much more

Normal

Normal is

I really don’t know

Just because

Normal is

Different for each person

So who is to say

Maybe

I guess so

I’m not really sure

Well maybe

Just maybe

I know what I am doing

Of course maybe not

Melody

In the heart

Rings a melody

Where it’s from

How it plays

Depends on where your love sits

How you let it grow

Thoughts

Big problem

With my thoughts today

They begin

Flow along

Just when they show such promise

It seems then they just….

Nostalgic

Looking back

At a life gone by

Recalling

The moments

Etched deep inside of the mind

Want a do over

Pet

A chosen

Companion to love

Love you back

Comfort you

By their presence in good times

When you need comfort

Love 2

We can love

So, so, easily

However

The same heart

Which cries out such love also

Can spit out such hate

Why

Tradition

We all have

Traditions we hold onto

Passed on down

Old to young

Part of our family life

We hope our kids keep

Expectation

Don’t expect

For life to happen

How you want

Instead live

Expecting the unexpected

Letting God guide you

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Smithville, NJ

Influence

Don’t follow

Set the bar higher

Be the one

A leader

Who shows others the right path

The truth, life and way

Obligations

We all have

Things we need to do

In our lives

Things which come

We don’t like, try to avoid

Our obligations

Care

Gotta care

Gotta see the worth

In others

In yourself

Before you can change your heart

The heart of others

Runaway

Runaway

From things which sink you

Drag you down

Rip your heart

From the truth which is out there

The joy of His love

Isolation

Stand alone

Not the human way

Must gather

Together

Must socialize to grow

To spread faith and love

Agony

It’s so hard

To hold pain inside

To have deep

Agony

Relief can only be had

When the heart feels light


Has relief

When you have someone

You can trust

To talk to

When you put your whole faith in

The One who can heal

Peace

True peace comes

Not in all our things

Nor money

Or power

But in giving up your life

To help out others

Pause

Just hit pause

Step back and take time

For yourself

To relax

To reclaim your hearts desires

All of your past loves

Free

What is free

But the air we breathe

You must work

To obtain

What you need to get through life

To help yourself grow

Comfort

Comfort comes

In so many forms

From your faith

Your hobbies

To hangin with all you friends

And your family

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Smithville, NJ

Unfamiliar

Life’s changed

So unfamiliar now

Not sure how

Not sure when

My life turned so upside down

How the years flew by

Lost

I’m so lost

Need to find my way

Through the days

Through the years

Which are soon coming my way

This life called old age

Sentimental

Remember

You and me back then

We were young

And in love

Life felt like a forever

Now many years later


Still in love

But knowing the years

We have left

Are a few

Trying to pack each moment

With a little joy

Remembered

Hopefully

You’re remembered for

Joy you gave

Love you shared

And for always being there

If not, time to change


Time to move

Flip your love from stop

Let it go

Let it flow

Show people an all new you

An all new way of life

Forgiveness

Do not judge

Or hold onto a grudge

Gotta forgive

Let it go

Breathe life back into your soul

And joy in your heart

Confusion

There are days

When life is not clear

Days filled with

Confusion

Which leave you wondering

How to make it through


Days you need

To cast the cares off

Release them

To another

Who can help to see you through

One who really cares, God

Exhaustion

Work to hard

Never enough time

To relax

To sit back

To take some time for yourself

You’re so exhausted


Gotta change

The way you do things

Or you’ll find

Over time

It wears away at your soul

And shortens your life

Thanksgiving

Complaining

Will get you nowhere

Don’t you see

Gotta learn

In all your circumstances

To always be thankful


Sounds crazy

To always give thanks

But in life

Thankfulness

Will always breed happiness

Help you through tough times

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Smithville, NJ

Bonus Poem:Normal

Normal is

You

Me

Both of us

But

In our own way


Truth is

We are

Each

A different person

Each

Our own normal

The way we

Are meant

To be

The way we

Are created

To be


It is what makes

Us

A part

Of a not so

Normal

But

Normal

World

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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