Poems by Irwin Mercer

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  • A Simple Plan

    • Published: May 2017
    A Simple Way To Live Your Life

    in Meaningful Poems

    Simple Sam was a simple man.
    He lived each day by a simple plan.
    Enjoy your life and live while you can.
    Make each day count and take a stand.

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  • Greed

    • Published: September 2014
    Poem About Greed And Money

    in Life Lesson Poems

    When we were born with no possession.
    The love received was our concession.
    No worries, no fears, no troubles, no fuss.
    In mother's arms we put our trust.

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    Wow, this poem reminds me of one of my uncles who was all about his accomplishments. He chased after money till he couldn't. Lying on his hospital bed breathing his last, he realized life...

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  • The Irreplaceable

    • Published: September 2014
    Not Wasting Time In Life

    in Life Lesson Poems

    If you foolishly spend your money,
    you can always earn some more.

    If you happen to melt your sundae,

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  • The Perfect Little Town

    • Published: May 2017
    Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    in Short Sad Poems

    The little town was the perfect little town,
    Where never would you see even one little frown.
    No matter where you'd go around town to stroll,
    There were perfect little houses, all in a perfect row.

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  • The Line

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    • Posted on 05/03/19
    Standing In Line

    in Humorous Poems

    The man had told me to wait in line.
    I smiled and replied, that would be fine.
    So off did I lumber,
    and took a number,

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  • Those Perilous Hours

    • Published: May 2017
    Consumed By Fear

    in Faith Poems

    Where do you go when the cold wind blows,
    and you're lost in the woods at night?
    The snowflakes fall and a lone wolf howls,
    and your soul's consumed by fright.

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  • The Man In The Jar

    • Published: September 2014

    in Short Funny Poems

    I once knew a man who lived in a jar.
    For a stranger sight you'd have to go far.
    I asked him once why he lived in a jar.
    He grimaced and said, how bizarre you are.

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    I LOVE strangeness, the bizarre, the absurd... thus, this is right up my bowling alley!

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  • Brain Food

    • Published: April 2014

    in Funny Life Poems

    Last night at dinner we had some fish,
    and though I tried, I did not finish.
    My mother told me while I chewed,
    brains loved fish over all other food.

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  • A Winter Eve

    • Published: May 2017
    Poem About A Peaceful Evening Snow

    in Winter Poems

    The crunching snow beneath my feet
    Breaks the silence of the winter eve.
    I hear the patter of beginning sleep
    On my evening stroll, as others sleep.

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