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Back At It Again


Turning Away Not Off The News

Feeling sad and disappointed

In the tragic deaths of five people

That happened in a peaceful protest that turned into something so bad

In the heart of Washington D.C,

How does that affect me and every American

I am not a political person

I don't follow all the latest in worldwide or local news

I am so busy with my own personal life

That leaves little time for everything else

I believe in taking care of our own families

The core of all relationships

If we fail at that

Then we have lost our way

At the end of every day

My wife is the one who unconditionally

Loves and supports me

Through all the good times and bad

Both my wife and I try to accomplish many dreams and goals

Some we do succeed

Many we do not

We have to live with our disappointments

We have to rework and try to see if they can still be done

All while going to work every day

Contributing to society by paying our fair share of taxes

Paying our bills and supporting ourselves

Taking care of our own health and safety

Looking toward the future

As bright and amazing in so many ways

We are still learning and discovering ourselves

What we need as a married couple

To provide and keep our marriage alive and well

As we grow older

Things become not as easy as they were when we were young

Memories fade and energy slows down

We slowly work to redefine our greatest passions

Loving life and each day

As if it is our last

With enthusiasm and spirit

We continue our search

To find the most wonderful joys in life


DREAM ON (author) on January 11, 2021:

Peggy Woods We have to be patient and wait to see new changes and stay optimistic for a better future. Working together I believe we can all accomplish more things that help rather than hurt people. Thank you so much for all that you do. I appreciate all your views,thoughts and opinions. Have a sweet Monday.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 10, 2021:

Good usually prevails over bad, and in the long sight of history, those truths will eventually be exposed. Concentrate on the good things in life. Wishing you many blessings in this new year.

DREAM ON (author) on January 10, 2021:

Audrey Hunt I know we try really hard to make things work. Some days are easy and they seem effortless. We are a great team. There are days we fall short and have to pull it together. We don't point the blame we just try to fix the problem. Easier said than done. Thank you for reading and spending time reading my poems. Have a lovely Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on January 10, 2021:

Muhammad Rizwan Lately, more and more trouble seems to be brewing across the country. I have heard this happens a lot in other countries we just don't see it or hear about it. I have a tough time trying to get little things done before work and all the things that make our life better. Everything from car oil changes, food shopping, and chores around the house. Then little problems that pop up between my wife and I that we are constantly trying to fix. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. May your life be less stressful and delightful. Have a nice afternoon.

DREAM ON (author) on January 10, 2021:

Ann Carr The news each day has caught my attention and curiosity. There were supposed to be over 450,000 people protesting and unfortunately less than 1,000 people causing trouble in the capitol. Most were peaceful protestors exercising their rights to Freedom Of Speech. Some say they were activists groups that got some Trump Supporters involved. There are so many different stories going around. There is a video of the police actually opening the door for people to come in. I don't know what to believe. Luckily, my wife and I are too busy with work and life to really get involved one way or another. We know we have to solve our own problems and keep going to work and wearing masks to stay healthy. Thank you for sharing. We will also have to wait on our vaccines too we are only 56 and 57 years old. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Feel free to share anything that will help give me a deeper understanding of what the heck is going on. Are people crazy or just doing stupid things? The last place I want to go is to jail for causing trouble. I have enough aggravation at work from time to time. I am glad that disappears over time. Somehow it finds its way back again. Have a happy Sunday.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 08, 2021:

Even though our lives are in a terrible state, we can find beauty and gratitude. You and your lovely wife have a lovely relationship. Kudos to you both.

Blessings and Happy New Year.

Muhammad Rizwan from Lahore , Pakistan on January 08, 2021:

Yes. It was bad what happened in D.C.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 08, 2021:

Lovely, upbeat piece. Life has its ups and downs; it's how we deal with it all that matters and its sounds as though you and your wife have got it just right.

I'm still reeling from what I saw about Washington on the news yesterday. The sooner Biden takes over the better, I think. I don't understand how Trump can be like he is. I'll say no more or you'll have pages of writing here!

All the best to you for 2021. I hope your vaccines come quickly and that you have a good year, certainly one that exceeds the last in good health and fortune! My partner should have his vaccine soon but I have to wait a little longer - there are some disadvantages of being younger!


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