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Day To Day Progress


Just When You Thought It Was Safe

It's not

The boxes came tumbling down

Organizing takes time

Stacking is an art that should not go unnoticed

Where do you store the unthinkable?

Packing in all the unmentionables

Life long treasuries

They could be knick-knacks from a later date

Old pictures still in the frames

Lots of books when books were read with care and deep interest

Old tools that are still good

The never-ending search for lost time

A simpler place

I really love it

An honest frame of mind

Certain things make me happy

They trigger memories I have very much enjoyed

I am not ready to let them go

One day I will go on in great detail

Each object has a life of its own

Some people have a good bottle of scotch

A fine wine that has been aged for years

An antique car they have spent their life rebuilding

A hobby of trains or making models

Puzzles or hand-knitted clothes and blankets

Coin collecting or they could be a sports fanatic

Sports card collecting is a way of life

I have box after box of trinkets

Long before the computers were around

Cell phones were a dream far in the future

Where people only had home phones

They were all a boring black and not fancy

One day I will let all my trinkets go

That might be the day

You and I part ways

Not because of something either of us has said or done

It just the way life is

Nothing lasts forever

I will be looking for you once again

This time where people are only voices filled with the unlimited spirit

That will be the only thing that matters


DREAM ON (author) on April 05, 2021:

Peggy Woods I am still working on it a little at a time each day. What I feel is a flood of memories. I have to work later so I can't do too much. Some things have no place in my life now even though they were so important at one time. It is a decision to move forward and find a happy medium. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2021:

Finding a good home for objects relating to family or special memories is hard but sometimes necessary. Taking a break from it and tacking it a bit at a time is sometimes the best way to proceed.

DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2021:

Ann Carr I think back to when I was a child and we had to get dressed up for church every Sunday. Then as we got older and got jobs we were asked to work on Sundays. Some things were better the way they were. My father worked Monday through Friday. He always had weekends off. When I started work some 37 years I was required to work Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No exceptions. My life changed and in the future, it will change again. Thank you for responding and best of all sharing happiness in small doses that later grows into extremely large amounts I plan on bottling it someday. Have fun and make it a special day. It is raining here. How I wish I could skip work and go play in the rain.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 28, 2021:

Thank you! A happy Palm Sunday to you too.


DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2021:

Ann Carr I am so happy to share. So many points you touched upon I can understand and relate to. I am still going through one box at a time. I feel like you and I have to be in the mood. Sometimes I get blue if I do too much or I go through some of my mother's things. I have learned when to stop. I have to go to work or do other things with my wife and then I put the box down and wait until a later date. So much more to discover and love. Thank you for being so understanding and honest. Many of my family and friends think the same thing throw it out and forget all about it. I don't see it that way. I have a lot more to talk about and explore. Happy Palm Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee April is a wonderful month of change. All the grass and plants start coming back from a long and hard winter. I am very optimistic things will get better and better for you. Keep me updated on all your progress. Changes are happening all around us. We can sit and let it happen to us or take action and be part of the change. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Rain here today but it is not going to keep me away.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 27, 2021:

I hope you're having a great weekend. The sun is shinning here but I have ti keep working to make sure I have a cash flow, It is great having a chance to participate in the Vocal challenges and who knows if I win something from one or two I can sit back and refuel and then begin again, April should bring me to the beach and the riverside.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 27, 2021:

What a beautiful poem! I have loads of 'stuff' I've yet to go through after moving four years ago - time and mood have to concur. There seem to be those who say, 'it's old, get rid of it' and others who say 'cherish the memories within these things'. I'm with the latter group. I have objects, photos, all sorts of silly things and I don't want to part with them. Some I have already passed on to the children but I still know where they are and that's important.

The lasts 9 lines are wonderful.


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