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Dreams And Life Collide


An Emotional Mind Field

What we want and what we can get

Are two opposites

They many times fight the never-ending battle

We are never happy with what happens along the way

So many different feelings and emotions

Locked inside and carefully tucked in a deep corner

The harder we work trying to bring about positive results

Disappointments come with a heavy price

Weighing on our mind and body

The burden that continues to haunt us

As much as we think we are in control

There are underlying circumstances that still rise when tension strikes

With no real solution in place

The wheel of life turns

Months and years can go by

Then old memories trigger the hurt and the pain

When the good times hit

They are so wonderful

Filled with incredible excitement and pleasure

You think the old ways are forgotten

How do we finally separate the good from the bad?

I don't think we can

We keep moving forward to reach to a better place

Accepting the tough situations and finding the light from within

That makes every day not bearable but so much greater

Beating all the odds

Taking what is on our mind

Carving it into a work of art

To look at and admire


DREAM ON (author) on April 23, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE There are days I just want to write. There are other things that take top priority and writing gets pushed on the back burner. The thoughts that we feel from that moment escaped and now we do the best we can. Missing out on what could of been. Don't get me wrong I like visting with friends. Watching t.v. and kicking back. Forgetting about everything for a little while. When days roll along and the week comes to an end. No days off till the following week. Work busy and new obligations surface. Car appointments and doctor visits. It is all part of life. A juggling act that if you don't master you will find yourself coming up short. We keep working together. There is not always enough time in the day. No, wait. Let me borrow a couple of hours from tomorrow. Now all is better. Is it really? Today we have twice as much and less time. Back to where I started. Have a great night. Thank you for writing back and giving me food for thought. That reminds me. I think I will have an apple with drizzled chocolate. Everything now looks and tastes better. Have a wonderful weekend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

I hope you both get along well with your covid vaccine.

I think that dealing with it head on is probably the best idea, but then you need to let it go.

Easier said than done.

Be certain to display your love with both actions & words. Let each other speak with no fear of being angry.

Take some time alone to sort things out.

Always put one another first...I like the saying you wrote like happiness is right around the corner, somone lied.

Each of us our so different, it's hard to say what works.

But picture yourself happy together & believe in your heart.

Don't push.

Get some sleep & hope you both ferl great tomorrow from those shots.

DREAM ON (author) on April 22, 2021:

Ann Carr I just wish the good and great times lasted a much longer time. Then I can have more time to prepare for the next problem. Then again who are we kidding? We would probably do worse on the next problem. Maybe we need a few hiccups to keep us on our toes. Either way, we have to deal with each situation as it comes. When my problems disappear I love jumping for joy. So many thoughts to think of and best of all so many friends to share. Thank you so much for all your visits. My wife and I just got our first Covid 19 vaccine shot. No problems and we were in and out within a hour. Have a nice night.

DREAM ON (author) on April 22, 2021:

Lorna Lamon I believe you are absolutely right. From the time it all starts and the time we all shine might be a longer spell than I expected. Then we have to find new ways to occupy our creative energies to make sure they bring about a greater positive result. In times of trouble I find if I distract myself to something unrelated then I can also distance myself from the pain. Then when I return the problem can become less annoying and bothersome. It still requires my attention and focus. Maybe I will have a solution at hand. Clearing my thoughts of my hazards and roadblocks. If the problem still persists we have to find a different solution. Thank you for all your help and comments. I found if I verbally discuss my thoughts in words through poems that also breaks new ground. Like a house ready to build on a new foundation. We have to dig a hole and remove any rocks and roots in the way. Before we lay the cement. There can be other problems. You can hit a low water table and need to raise the foundation. Then we will be closer to finishing the foundation and doing it right. It is always a pleasure to see you. Have a good night and may the sun always shine bright. Don't forget the suntan lotion so you don't get sunburn.

DREAM ON (author) on April 22, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE I think if we face each moment head on it can be a way to settle the score. Not an easy task. Maybe I can bury it deeper and this way it will take along, long time to rise above the ground. I am hoping to bury it and forget all about it once and for good. These are a few ways I plan on dealing with it and I am not done yet. Maybe these past moments can trigger bigger and better thoughts. I love all your suggestions. Could you explain one way you have tried that works for you? I come up empty then I feel down. It's o.k. I know happiness is right around the corner. Someone lied. It might be right down the street. Closed for construction. I was wrong again. There is always tomorrow. Tonight we have time to dream and make it better. Thank you for all your special comments and help. They mean a lot especially when we have to hit the foot to the pedal and move keep movin on.

DREAM ON (author) on April 22, 2021:

Jamie Lee Hamann I have read and reread your comment to give me positive energy to continue. Your support and help are powerful. It's not my poem that helps me it is the joy that you found time to read it. I keep trying to separate my positive thoughts from my negative vibes. Somehow they get twisted in a ball. I gave it to my cat Charlotte to toss around. Life is not clear and simple. Even though I want it so bad to be. Another day to smile. Like the one on your profile pic. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful night and great dreams that will never stop.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 22, 2021:

The last two lines say it all! Great!

If we didnt have the problems and the bad bits we wouldnt appreciate the good so much, would we?

There's a lot of wisdom here.


Lorna Lamon on April 22, 2021:

Such an inspirational poem Dream On and life can definitely be a roller-coaster ride, however, I believe if we have faith, then our light will shine brightest when our life is hardest.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

It's so hard to forget a moment of the past.

No matter how hard we try to move forward...something will stir it back to the front.

Disappointments happen.

Don't let it tear the bond away...keep moving forward.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 21, 2021:

Beautiful ending. Well done. Jamie

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