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Bouncing Up and Then Down


It Was Fun Going Up

Pretty scary coming down

I have been dealing with more aches and pains

I have ever felt in my life

I guess it is part of my family genes

Then maybe some arthritis also

For years I never heard my parents complain

I don't how they did it

So I thought I would be like them

Not say a word

Well, that is not making me feel any better

Actually I feel worse

If I say what is on my mind

I get it off my chest

Then move ahead in a direction

I chose

The years of my job and work are taking their toll

I am trying mind over matter

My body still won't let me forget

My right knee aches and this back doesn't want to straighten out

I thought we moved past this

I had a heart to heart talk

Now it seems my body parts are all ganging up on me at once

My neck joined in and is a real pain

My wrists don't want to work with my hands to grip something tight

Without saying Stop!

I said Stop!

That really hurts

So as I use an all natural lotion

To bring back that old body charm

I simply cover many of my body parts

Who I am I kidding

Almost my whole body with Super-Strength Blue-Emu

It works

Not so fast

At least temporary

I can honestly say no or little pain until the next day

If I am lucky the day after

So not much to report here

I am off to push myelf to the limit

How far I will go?

I am not sure

How long it will it last?

I don't know either

What I do know

Is it is worth a try

So may today be a good day for all

Then hopefully we will have some great things to write about

If not ?

I am sure we can still talk about the bad

Then before we are done

The good will come on strong and win in the end


Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 21, 2019:

Hope work goes great. Happy weekend my friend.

DREAM ON (author) on June 21, 2019:

Linda Rogers The strangest things in life are what we want and what we get and knowing they are so different. So each day I smile and I hope to give hope and love. One moment I am trying to figure out my next random thought and give it some order. It is like taking a wild dog and telling him now you have a loving home and you can lie on my bed at night. Every day is interesting, to say the least. I could listen all day to your life and what you have gone through. People matter to me the most. I am old school. I like one to one. When I think I have no solution in sight. I sit on my butt where I think most of my thoughts generate. Then little do we know, behold a new idea strikes. Well I know it's Friday and so many people have things to do. In a little bit, I am off to work so I bottle up all my thoughts for a later time. Thank you for reading and sharing. It is so important to have good friends. Have one wonderful and special day.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 20, 2019:

That's why I love & appreciate your writing. Your articles are varied & thought provoking. I too use my wondering thoughts as a positive way to purge.

Sorry about your aches & pains. I can relate to that; especially after my cancer journey 15 years ago. Crazy that surgery, chemo & radiation can cause so much havoc after all this time. Trust me, I am grateful I am alive & happily put up with the health issues. God graced me & I know I am a miracle; especially when the doctors told me I had a 20% chance of making 5 years. They didn't take into account the support of my loving friends & family, my faith & positive attitude. One of my prayers after surgery to remove part of my right lung was the ability to continue my power walking. I walk everyday, weather permitting. I walk 2 miles daily & I am so grateful my love of walking wasn't taken from me. Wow, I really went on & on-thanks for listening.

DREAM ON (author) on June 19, 2019:

Linda Rogers There are so many things that happen each and every day. I am not sure how to get a grip and many times my day goes crashing to the floor. In a bunch of little pieces, I begin to put my day back together. It doesn't go back together in the way I had hoped and sometimes pieces are missing so the day will never be the way it was. That doesn't stop me from trying to find a way. I might sit on the idea for six days looking for answers. I am blessed with wonderful people who are my dearest friends that have patience and understanding. Because answers don't come easy. I wish I could just buy a vowel and move on. It doesn't work that way. I don't have writer's block. I have the opposite writer's explosion. I constantly make up terms that I have never heard of and make only sense to me. Even though I try to explain myself the best way I know. I am at a loss for words as I keep checking my options and go to my e-mail in my head and hit send. i get a little crazy and off in my world of adventure. Each time trying to create a whole new world. Ideas are just thoughts. As incredible as they may be. They talk and sometimes scream at me. Then even they get tired and fall asleep. Once again I am trying to explain the constant interaction in my brain. When it gets to be too much. I throw myself into my work and yard work. Giving my mind time to process all the information. It is like it works independently by itself and then when it comes up with an idea it says hey Mike wake up this might just work. Then I go from there. Good or bad I test it out here. It is like a crash test and I am the dummy in the car. The best part of it all is I never ever get hurt. I might get banged up and lots of crazy looks and remarks. After dusting myself off and lifting my chin up I am ready to go again. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for understanding. I am always open to any suggestions. Please feel free to fire away. I am padded luck a goalie in hockey so even your toughest criticism can't penetrate. Have an amazing sleep. I hope this comment reaches you in the greatest of health. My body feels and experiences different aches. Not anything compared to so many millions of people that have so many greater problems than me. It still is my own personal challenge. I have to learn to live and accept.

DREAM ON (author) on June 19, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I love those little kittens. What can I say.... they are so beautiful and each day is different and full of never-ending excitement. I could read story after story all day long. If you can hold on to them just a bit longer and how do you find the heart to separate one from the other. I love them so much. Every time I think of them I picture them in my mind playing and at the same time getting into endless mischief. Thank you so much for sharing. Please keep sending me new stories as they happen.Have a great day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 15, 2019:

Thought you might find this amusing. Imagine waking up at 6 Am on a Saturday and thinking about sleeping some more. Suddenly 4 kittens one by one are climbing up the side of your bed like firemen going up a ladder. One by one they ascend and after all is said and done Mama cat or Oredo joins them and I have a full bed. I lasted trying to sleep a bit more until just before 9 AM and then rolled out bed, The last time I looked one of them was fast asleep right by my pillow apparently exhausted from its early morning climb. They all have different coloring so I have named them all not knowing which are boys or girls. There is the all gray one Rambo who is the one who always comes full charge and looks like a miniature of Sid, then Charlie who is black and white and has an all-white face, Hopalong because this one always does more hopping than walking and is black and white with one black eye and finally we have Blackie who is mostly black but has some white fur.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 13, 2019:

You have such a good attitude, even with your aches & pains. In classic 'Dream On' fashion, your poem ends on a high note. I will pray you have bouncing & wellness in your future.

DREAM ON (author) on June 13, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee Kittens are incredible. So filled with energy and playfulness. Our own Charlotte can be a handful at times. So spontaneous and lovable most of the other time. Maybe if your friend finds people she knows you can still visit them. I had two cats for a few years and they were a struggle. I found it hard to give my attention to both. With four little ones on top of that. It's a full- time job. Just to feed them is expensive. When we got Charlotte she was one of 5. I couldn't decide which one to pick. My wife picked the runt of the litter. She was named after Charlotte from Charlottes Web. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Each day can be a challenge. It also can be the most exhilarating and wonderful feeling in our life. Have a beautiful night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 12, 2019:

I am having a kitten blast here still. They are growing by leaps and bounds and I am getting used to them but I cannot possibly see myself living with 2 cats and 4 growing kittens. I will miss them once my friends collect them and find homes for them.

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