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A Little Fixing Up Things


Where To Begin

Down our cellar

At one corner working over to another

No that won't work

A few containers on the bottom has seen better days

So I have to start right in the middle and work my way out

As I move a few boxes

Checking to see what is in each one

Old memories long and forgotten

Tools that use to be someones favorite

Things passed on from one generation to another

There were some of my favorite books

Old notes and so much more

A touch of present day

A look deep into my past

Some old records and games

Pulled out on occasion

Today is a busy time

People move fast on to the next moment

When I was growing up

We took our time

Enjoyed what we were doing without thinking of other things

The weather freezing cold and windy outside

I got to do a few things inside

That I have been wanting to do

My life may not change a lot from yesterday

It is sure fun to carry today's memories forward


DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

Ann Carr The good always will outsmart the bad. It takes time to see the whole picture. I am so glad for those days. They gave me the momentum for today. Have a great night's sleep.

DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

John Hansen You have some wonderful projects going all at once. Painting can really make a difference. Your office front and center. i am sure your wife can't wait to be in her new storage/craft room. You seem to make everyone happy. I have trouble looking over old memories that were painful and beautiful at the same time. Thank you so much for reading and dropping in all the time. Have an exceptional day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

DW Davis I find it amazing that when these things are out of sight they are out of mind. When I see them again all these memories become alive and well. I find I do just a little and make progress slowly. If I push it too much then I won't touch things for months. I don't know if I will ever be completely organized. One step closer is better than one step away. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I would love to hear about your progress and your obstacles. I have and continue to have feelings on both sides. Have a good morning and an awesome day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez There are so many thoughts I try to carry over to actions. I have a plan and each time I do a little more I feel a great feeling of satisfaction. There is still a greater part of me looking for more. Sometimes closure somethings connection. I love where I am in my life but I wouldn't have made it if I didn't have all the experiences over the years. Good and bad. Not like we can pick and choose. I will keep trying to level with you on my emotions and give the best update possible. I wonder if more people talk themselves through it. Push on. Maybe even put things aside because they are not ready to handle it now but are building up the courage. I appreciate the beautiful insight. You see right through me. Have a lovely morning.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 02, 2021:

This is a very nice poem. Writing about going over old boxes and discovering memories is something everyone can relate to. It's very optimistic and ends optimistically too. I also love how your writing is informal, which fits well with the topic. One feels like one is being told a story face to face.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on February 02, 2021:

Your poem reminds me of the many times I've begun to clean out the attic and found myself lost in memories.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 02, 2021:

What a lovely piece! I'm in the throes of sorting out boxes too. We dumped everything into a side area of what used to be the loft and is now a bedroom, so there's room but it's slanted and slightly difficult to work in. However, bit by bit I'm taking a box at a time and either chucking things or find a place for them! Trouble is, I find it difficult to throw things away, or even take them to the charity shop!

I love the idea of carrying todays' memories forward - great phrase. I suppose that's exactly what I'm doing too.

I hope your week is going well and that you're keeping well too.


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 02, 2021:

Thanks for sharing, Dream On. We don't have a cellar, but we have spent a few days rearranging the house...to paint what was my office and converting it into a spare bedroom and moving my desk etc to the living room. Another bedroom will become a storage/craft room for my wife. Always something to do and changes to make.

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