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Alone With No One Other Than Me


Any Last Words

Look what you have?

Then be happy with that

We can easily spend all our time looking for something bigger and better

If we realize how hard we have worked to get this far

Then why can't we see the person we have become?

All the little pieces that over time add up to be someone so outstanding

Then again you rather listen to someone else

What have they done?

I have been right with you

Every time you burn the midnight oil

Every time you burn both ends of the candle at once

All the great messes you got into

All those close calls that you managed to get out

There is no one list that says it all

I know there are many reasons

You have learned there is no sense in rushing

Since it will only be a matter of time

Where you have to do it again

Watch as the world around you closes in

It is up to you to make your life expand and flourish


DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

Ann Carr To often I think we blame instead of praise. I am slowly trying to reverse this process. I keep trying to learn. Many times I think things in my head and forget to write it. Then I am at a loss and aggravated I did not do more. Your comments are so much appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you for visiting my poems so often.

DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

Mona Sabalones Gonzlez Each day we have high and lows. The lows I try to change to be a little better. The highs I try to stretch out to last. There are times that are just in the middle not good or bad. I know it is up to each of us to make our days as enjoyable as we want. It is so fun to share. Thank you for reading and commenting. Wishing you a beautiful day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 16, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee It is tough when things don't go as well as we had planned. Sometimes we don't know what to do. Our hands are tied. We lose hope. it feels useless. Then we realize we were just feeling sorry for ourselves and have to change our sad thoughts and turn the bad positive and little by little things will get better. Just not in the way we imagined. That is life. Full of amazingly wonderful surprises. Ready or not. Boom!!!! Here it is another day. Take it or leave it. I try to soak it up like a sponge. If it doesn't work I ring myself out later. Begin to dry out and then soon I am ready to soak up a new day and all its wonderful beauty. Thank you for reading and sharing your kindness. How are you and what is new?

DREAM ON (author) on February 16, 2021:

John Hansen I am a competitive person. So I try to do better than I have in the past. Setbacks and problems happen. Adjustments have to be made. The power that can drive us can also turn against us and be destructive. It is easy to compare us to others and it serves us no good. If we do what you clearly said it makes so much sense. Thank you again for reading and making the extra effort to always comment. Have a wonderful night.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 13, 2021:

We only have ourselves to blame (or praise) whatever we do.

As long as we learn, then that's all that matters!


Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 12, 2021:

This is a very lovely poem. It is nice to recognize one's own messes and see them in a different light as presented in your poem.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 12, 2021:

There are good and bad days always but as long as I keep thinking positively it all works out, I hope you have a great weekend,

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 12, 2021:

We just need to accept who we are, rejoice in our successes, and accept the failures and learn from them. Make the most of what we have and enjoy that.

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