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Days That We Remember


Are So Small To All The Days We Have Lived

I wake up and do what so many other people do

Get ready to go to work and grab a bite to eat first

Hoping that I had enough sleep

Dreaming of what it would be like to retire someday

Not having to rush off to work and leave the house every day

I could have so much free time

To do so many different things

I try each of these things now

Only to start and stop because I run out of time

I am pulled in one direction or another

Then there are situatios that come up unexpectedly

By the end of the day only a handful of things get done

Then I think back to all the years of hard work

I think of only a few that stand out

I know there are so many hidden in the shadows of the night

Some will pop into my head on occasion

Other times just seem to disappear

Like they never existed at all

Then I look at all the family memories

That could fill volumes

So maybe in some strange way

We weren't suppose to live care free

Stress free and always getting our way

It is nice to shoot for something we don't always have

Wanting a little more

Being happy with the way things have turned out

When at anytime they could be so much worse

Shutting off the t.v. and my wife finishing up her shower

Both heading to bed clean and refreshed

Listening to our quiet house


DREAM ON (author) on February 16, 2021:

Peachy It is always nice and comforting to find someone reading one of my poems. They express some of my deepest thoughts and plans. Some never make it to the reader board others bloom quick like a rose and die off after a week. Still at it day after day. Watching other people do so many wonderful things. That is what life is about. Now it is our time to shine. Have a great night and may your dreams become even bigger and better.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2021:

nice poem

DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2021:

John Hansen I look around and see many senior citizens and wonder is their life the way they dreamed and expected it to be. Crazy with the world situation today with the Pandemic and all. Nobody could ever have thought in their worst nightmare the older people and the elderly would become vulnerable to such a sickness and death. They have worked so hard all their lives to finally enjoy the good life. God willing with the vaccine things will change. At the same time the stock market has done so well for all those who have made investments all their life. It could all change so quickly. I am very blessed to live the time I have. Seeing is believing. Every day is precious and should not be wasted or think we have all the time in the world either. Our days are numbered. One day our number will be pulled. Until then we can learn to make the best of any situation and when the good times come ride them into the wind. So fast and beautiful. Blessing all we have enjoyed and all the people that made our life so beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to comment and leaving me great advice. Have a great and absolute lovely day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 05, 2021:

Carefree and stress-free, I think that is everyone's goal, Dream On. It will happen one day, until then enjoy all the spare time you have and make the most of it.

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