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In The Cross Hairs


Life Can Be A Challenge

We can't stop now

So close yet so far from reality

I thought it would work

It didn't

So here I am trying again

Trying to find happiness in something I didn't see before

As I take a step back

I realize I have been sitting in happiness all along

What I wanted I really didn't need

I only thought I did

A thought can be a hard thing to forget

Because what seems like one thought is really thousands of thoughts blended together

That's why it is so hard to move in a new direction

We have thought this way for so long

We can't stop a speeding train instantly

Neither can we stop ourselves

Even if we know we are heading for disaster

What we can do is slow ourselves down

Look for help from people around us

Even if they don't have the ultimate answer

They might give us clue

How we can avoid this situation in the future

The disaster didn't happen

We are on the road to recovery

There are lessons to be learned

We can take the time and review

Many people can't be bothered

To see the life they are living

Soon they are heading in the same direction as before

It's their choice just like it is ours

To do or not to do

That is the million dollar question


DREAM ON (author) on November 24, 2016:

Gypsy RoseLee What a lovely wish on Thanksgiving morning. Our cat Charlotte was the first to get up and raced around the house.I think she was looking for Sid to wish a wonderful and exciting Thanksgiving. I love the day off and going to my brothers and to see the rest of our family.May day be filled with baskets of joy.Talk soon.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 24, 2016:

Life often throws us for a loop and then just as quickly provides a chance to recoop. Catching up on Thanksgiving so wishing you and yours and of course also kitty a very Happy Thanksgiving.

DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2016:

Michael - Milec Growth happens continually on the surface and underneath. Watching life take shape and knowing that we are the mold . Thank you for reading and sharing.

Michael Milec on November 17, 2016:

Deep. Deep in thought, deep in deeds. Life is full of challenges and we are facing them like looking in the mirror. There we face a 'professional' expert wit the answer. Based on previous experiences we rely on ourselves our spouses for right answer/solution. You've been victorious before, you are now. In our Slovak tradition there is a practical saying, "Tell the world, the world will know about you however at all won't help you."

DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2016:

MsDora Loving each day because it has it's own place in our lives, minds and hearts. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 16, 2016:

"What I wanted I really didn't need." This is true so many times, and will be true for so many people at this time of year. Your poem offers some very healthy perspectives.

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