A Quiet Winters Day

Updated on December 14, 2018

Sad And Gloomy And Peaceful In Some Ways

What this day will bring

If it was only Spring

When all the flowers were in full bloom

Even if it was raining

Watering all the plants in the world

Keeping them alive and well

We see the people we know and love

When the time and place is right

Now is good as time as any

To send a loving wish to everyone we know

Reminding them to take care of themselves and stay healthy

For this life we live

Has only one heart that beats

All our thoughts and actions

Leave behind our own history

For others to remember or if they choose to forget

Each of us has our own path to follow

We can help those who in need

Then we can lead those who are lost

Share the love that we experience

Learn to turn the other cheek

Be kind in a sometimes cruel world

In the end

Be a better person

Not just for us

For the next generation to follow

Each day has so many good parts to enjoy

Some how some way

People will find just as many bad things

To spend their time

Frustrated and mad

I know if I had just this one day

I would want to make you smile one more time

Laugh one more laugh

Then I could feel the joy

That I could hold on to

Just a little bit longer

Making life just a little bit nicer

So as this day fades away into the next

We all go our separate ways

What we have is this moment

That nobody can take away

For it is as special as each one of us is different

To remind us how precious and beautiful life is

Wherever we go

It becomes part of us

Happiness is for all to enjoy

Discovering it a little every day

So one day when we are gone

We can say we have lived

Danced our way into peoples lives

Only so they can dance on


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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        13 days ago

        Mark Tulin As we see family members pass away we can't help wonder what is the ultimate plan in play? The love that they have shared and their own highs and lows through their life we have witnessed. How will our life end up any different? Will people remember us when we are gone. If so and for how long ? Going forward how can little changes make a big difference in the thoughts that we think. We can only hope and pray each day we do what is right. Thank you so much for your comments. They make me happy and drive me to write more. Have a wonderful night.

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        Mark Tulin 

        2 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

        A nicely done cycle of life poem.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Bill Holland I relate this stoem story/poem to you in a very deep and emotional way. Many people live their lives and when there life is over it was only hours to be lived nothing more. The new year is just another day. For me it is so much more. I can't understand why someone would want to live like that. Let alone how they can wake up with no goals, no dreams, no reason to make people beside themselves ultimately happy. Life is such a bigger and better picture that we only get to experience one little glimpse of. This is our time to shine.Our experiences are our own and nobody else's. To read your hubs and your gift to others makes me smile. To read your comments on one of my crude but honest hubs gives me joy. I value many things in life. One which I cherish the most is love. The love of mankind. To be able to connect with people from all over the world using today's technology. I grew up where pen pals were the closest thing to that. For a guy that was strange. People always even back then thought what reason does a person want to know about another person unless for no good. I still wanted to connect. My family was dead against it. They fought me tooth and nail. Years later Facebook became popular. I was ahead of my time, I could only see the good. Now I see the bad too. With Hubpages I still see more good than bad. You get to share with the world your inner thoughts. The mere ideas that give you the drive every day to wake up and live another day. Some people get it. Some people will never get it. Every day you get up and put yourself out there. Not so much for other people but for yourself. You have found a way to share what little or great life means to you. That connection is what ties people together. All races. All people young or old. I have not lived a horrible life and have sad stories to tell. I have been blessed with great health and grew up middle class. My father would say if you had a roof over your head and food on the table. Clothes on your back. Love in your heart. What else is there. I live my life the same way. Thank you for all that you teach me ( by taking the time to comment) on my comments in so many ways. I may miss the point. In my words if I miss the boat. I will hop on the next one and the one after that. I will keep doing it as long as I can. So is life is not always what you expect .Life is what you give not what you get. Happy New Year 2019. To everyone in the world. May we all be the person we are capable of being no matter what anyone thinks.

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        Bill Holland 

        2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Sweet nostalgia...sweet melancholy...key word is "sweet." I'm seventy now, and I'm trying, evidently, to catch up on all the reflection I should have been doing for so many years. There is so much to appreciate about life, and I'm just now coming to a full realization of that truth. I am a lucky man. I shouldn't even be alive, but I beat some serious odds and here I am, warts and all, just keeping on keeping on. Life is good!

        Wishing for you the Happiest of New Years. Thanking you for your friendship. And thanking you for the beautiful legacy of words you have left this world to ponder and appreciate.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Dora Weithers Here it is a few days after Christmas and I am still thinking about Christmas and the holidays. I don't like that they take so long to come and are over way to fast. So i found a way to slow that down. I keep in the holiday spirit long after Christmas is over. I extend my feelings and thoughts well into the New Year. I think we work so hard during the year it is only right to take a few weeks up to one month of the year. Appreciating and reflecting on all the good times. Finding ways to understand what went wrong and what caused my problems and issues. Going forward I can be better and learn more than I knew before. In return helping everyone else I know. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I hope this finds you healthy and happy. That your Christmas was joyful and peaceful.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        John Hansen I love all your work. You are too kind. I love to write and I am happy to share. My work is rough and with jagged edges. It also has a smooth and shiny side too. Each combined shows a different side of life. You have to feel one to appreciate the other. In time they will shine. If only in my mind. I am fine with that. I feel every word and have experienced every feeling. I stay true to myself above all else. Having friends who give support and comfort. Having a place to go is more than what people realize. It is a way to be free in a society of rules and laws. Thank you so much. I hope by now your family is slowly recovering from a beautiful time and lots of lovely food for the holidays.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee On The Wings Of Love what a beautiful title. I don't think you should rush into the next year without being thankful for all the years before that were the foundation for your next step. They are like building blocks to the top. If they are not secure you will tumble and fall. Your writings constantly give life to passion and love. It is who we are. If we rush ahead we are missing the beauty of today. Reflections of all the beauty we see and feel is amazing. It should never replace the good and the bad of today. That is life. Thank you for sharing and caring. Have a beautiful Christmas and many more to follow.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Michael-Milec Christmas has always been a time for rejoicing and sharing. This December I lost a very dear friend who will always be part of my family and it has given me time to be quiet and reflect on my life. I am so thankful for the time I did have and I will always cherish our relationship. I look around and realize we all have our time and place and my time will also come. How each day seems the same but it is changed everything we know to be true. Thank you for all your comments and thoughtfulness. it is always appreciated and enjoyed. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your whole family.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        John Hansen Each day I know I have lived and been able to experience so many thoughts. Some feelings hidden and forgotten. Others so strong they flow through my body as easy as blood through my veins. There are so many people who we have had the chance to meet. It never ceases to amaze me how some people take everything for granted. I know how blessed each moment is. My mother said when I was born I had a 50/50 chance of survival. I was born three months premature. Every day I am thankful for one more chance. Thank you for all your comments and wishing you a happy and loving Christmas with your family and friends.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee You are so right. It is the act of swinging that we all can take part in. What we do is always up to us. Some people may never swing. Those that do may come back time and time again. Sometimes we feel invincible and other times we may feel the worst we thought possible. If we can find the courage and the strength we will watch other people swing and realize they are just like us. Looking for answers and living each day. In this way we can bond and become friends and help each other. Thank you for your comment. Life can be a struggle. We can learn to see past it until we are though it then we can experience so much more good than bad. Thank you so much for your comment. May you make wonderful new memories for this Christmas as well as cherish the old.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

        Interesting thought about the dancing my inspiration always was that people swing into others lives like upon a swing and just as quickly swing away.

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        John Hansen 

        3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Hi DreamOn. Thank you for this enlightening and uplifting poem just before Christmas. You continue to be a fine example for how people should see the world and others around them. You seem to always see the positive in every situation and really appreciate every moment of every day. Thank you for always being an inspiration and I wish yo7 and your wife a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 weeks ago

        Tim Truzy You have made me so happy with your response. Especially during holiday time when so many things are going on. I have a whole list of things I want to do. Then I have to be practical and do only what I can do. It leaves me with a mixed bag of emotions. Thank you for your comment. Wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful Christmas.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 weeks ago

        Mark Tulin There are so many things we learn every day. I just try to find a way to take them and make it a game. Like when we were kids and we would pretend and go out and play. I am very blessed to all those who support me every day. I get so much more support on HubPages than I get from family and friends I know and see every day. It boggles my mind. Each of the writers I have met through numerous comments have changed my life in so many ways. I often try to find a happy medium. It does not come easy. Thank you for your beautiful comment. Wishing you and your whole family a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 weeks ago

        Michael-Milec There is no need to apologize. I get very busy around Christmas time at work and with family. When I sit down to write comments I don't just rattle off thank you's. I reread my poem and see what I thought I wrote and what other people see and try to imagine them both joining together. I picture the people in my mind and bless them for reading my poem. I thank my wife for giving me the time to write when I could be doing other things.Above all I thank God for giving me this precious time for being alive. I have to let the stresses of my day go and relax and focus. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I always look forward to the beautiful things you say and you also give me many new thoughts to think about. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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        Michael-Milec 

        3 weeks ago

        Very inspirational poem. Isn’t it not that we owe to ourselves the preference of a quality of life - each one of us based on the wisdom of very own?! That's what human society has been expecting us everywhere we move, work or buy. It is true "each of us is different”, yet a purpose being here on this planet has to be accomplished. True, “Happiness is for all to enjoy” And yes as we are blessed we go on being blessings as to our fellow man also to the Ruler of the universe the Creator himself. “So one day when we are gone” from here , I know we are destined to continue

        (This is my second attempt. First was on 14th.My apology)

        Wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays - both or whatever first comes.

        Peace with us.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

        Another Christmas I want to pass on but I will have a small artificial tree for decorations. Getting things organized and everything I bump into come dangerously close to a breakdown. At this point just wish I could go right into 2019. I do have the joy of my second book On the Wings of Love with only love poems to be happy about but just seems to get harder and this is the second Christmas coming by.

      • Michael-Milec profile image

        Michael-Milec 

        4 weeks ago

        Very inspirational poem. Isn’t it not that we owe to ourselves the preference of a quality of life - each one of us based on the wisdom of very own?! That's what human society has been expecting us everywhere we move, work or buy. It is true "each of us is different”, yet a purpose being here on this planet has to be accomplished. True, “Happiness is for all to enjoy” And yes as we are blessed we go on being blessings as to our fellow man also to the Ruler of the universe the Creator himself. “So one day when we are gone” from here , I know we are destined to continue

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        John Hansen 

        4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        What beautiful sentiments you express here, Dream On. My most recent hub offered similar messages but not as eloquently as you did here. Well done.

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        I am always encouraged by your positive perspectives.It's really better than the alternative. Thanks you.

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        Tim Truzy 

        4 weeks ago from U.S.A.

        Dream On,

        Such tender emotions and appropriate feelings you expressed in the poem which should touch our hearts any time of the year.

        I loved the lines that read:

        "I know if I had just this one day

        I would want to make you smile one more time

        Laugh one more laugh

        Then I could feel the joy

        That I could hold on to..."

        Wonderful.

        Thank you to a creative, inspiring, and kind author for reminding us about the ongoing season of love, from this generation forward and back through time.

        Much respect,

        Tim

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        Mark Tulin 

        4 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

        some very good advice in this poem.

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