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Here We Go Again And Again


We Have Been Through The Ringer

It is not the first time

It won't be the last

Instead of an easy day and a relaxing night

We have some trouble to deal with

It is something we couldn't plan for

Then again, did we cause it indirectly ?

The best thing to do

Is to make every effort to change the situation

Results are hidden

Progress is slow

We talk and discuss a plan

One that we can achieve

Not one person doing it all by themselves

A team effort to get things done

Day in and day out

Praying for good signs

That everything is healing

Doctors hopefully optimistic

Pushing to our limits

All we can do is wait

Going to our work and doing what we have to

To restore balance

Sharing the great news

Nothing to worry about at this time

Keep doing what your doing

Healing is going in the right direction

Unless something changes

Then we deal with that when the time comes

We are not out of the woods yet

Repeating more of the same

In such a complex world

I liked it so much better

When it was a simple yes and no


DREAM ON (author) on October 22, 2019:

Brenda Arledge Great advice thank you so much for reading and caring. When people have health issues it is not always a quick fix. I have been blessed in the past and did not have to deal with any long term medical issues. Now my wife has been dealing with an ulcer and they say it can take three months or longer to heal. So every day we manage the best we can. We keep seeing progress and are going in the right direction. I hope you are doing good. Welcome Fall. Have a great night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 22, 2019:

It is great when you have someone willing to be there to share in health problems.

Try to be positive...think only positive thoughts abd surround yourself with positive people.

If someone is negativd or thinks negative do not share with them and move on .

This will eventually work out and you will be stronger.

Do not lose faith.

DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee If you focus on what you have instead of focusing on what you don't have things will start looking up. You are building confidence and strength in your inner wisdom. The other way you keep looking but you will never find it. The change of seasons brings about change and changing little things can make a big difference. Keep the faith. Your work is special. You are an amazing person and keep striving for more. Thank you for reading and sharing. Each day is a blessing in disguise.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 16, 2019:

At least two heads are better than one. I have so much to consider and I desperately need to find more writing jobs and so on. The dreaded holidays are coming and I just want to hibernate but there is no time. I simply have the autumn blues.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2019:

John Hansen I am breaking the golden rule. When you have nothing good to say it is better to say nothing at all. Well, instead I decided to call in for reinforcements. My writing seems to be under the weather and I went on a quiet stretch. Then I started getting into a slump. Something didn't feel right. So I decided to bare my chest and a hairy one it may be. O.k. that is going a little too far. I am letting my ideas flow and see where they may go. So we got off to a rocky start. I would do anything for a little Rocky Road ice cream right about now. Would it make my troubles go away? No, but it would taste so good. I might even go in for seconds. That's just not right. Two bowls of ice cream. My father would have my head on a platter. I will have one bowl and I will add some jimmies and whipped cream with a cherry on top. anything to distract me from the truth. I am not kidding this is not easy for me. Other people I know deal with issues all their life and roll with the punches. I am lying face down on the mat. Can they count to ten any faster? I just want to go home. Ooops I am home. Then I can't escape it. Then I will toss it up in the air like a tossed salad. Hoping it comes down different. Thank you so much for reading and lifting my spirits. One day at a time. That was the name of a good sitcom you will have to check it out. Have an outstanding night.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I am used to small scale problems but this one is in a whole different category.. I didn't think I was ready for the big leagues and yet here I am. This was always someone else's story. My life has been pretty cut and dry. Straight forward nothing complicated or complex. Well, welcome to the real world. Where anything goes. My wife ended up with an ulcer but we originally thought it was a planters wart. So we were soaking it in Epsom Salt doctor's instructions which created more infection instead of healing it. So we just opened up a whole can of worms. I use to love worms. Now I am not so sure. Busy with work. Busy with doctor's visits and learning real fast how to take care of what needs to be done and making mistakes. Time is cut in half. Less writing and less reading. Both still going to work which is a good thing. Thank you so much for all your comforting thoughts. The old saying says when life hands you lemons make lemonade. Well, with all those lemons I opened my own lemonade stand. Even better I thought it would be really cool to have some of those old prices too. Five cents a cup. Come and get it. Nice, icy cold lemonade. I mix love and creativity together. I made it with love and lots and lots of crushed ice. Like a snow cone minus the sugar. Extra lemon flavor. I may not make a dime but I can see a line. Friendly faces are coming our way. Better days are here to stay. Thank you so much for all that you do. May tonight be especially special to you.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2019:

Dora Weithers My wife came down with an ulcer on her foot. The doctors say it can take three months or longer to heal. The doctors were afraid the infection would reach the bone. We were blessed it didn't. They did notice a cyst on the bone after an M.R.I. Nothing to worry about at this time. A long slow process. My wife walks with a boot so as not to put any unnecessary pressure on the ulcer. Up to now, we have not had any real medical issues. So this is a whole new learning process. We both had birthdays and now I am 55 and my wife turned 56. I am finding out how complicated each day can become from just getting around. My wife uses a walker. In and out of the car. More to come. Thank you for your concern. I appreciate your views so much. Have a great and blessed day.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 14, 2019:

Life does get complicated sometimes, but you exhibit a very positive attitude. When we have our best, waiting seems like a good thing to do. Hope the results are good for you, for all of us.

Lorna Lamon on October 13, 2019:

It definitely does sound as if you have been through the ringer. Discussion is always a good place to start as then the issue can be shared. Life is always throwing us kerb balls and perhaps it's the way we deal with them that makes us stronger, and I think your poem echoes this.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 13, 2019:

DreamOn (Mike) I really hope your situation improves. I know you and your wife have been doing it tough lately, but you are right, as a team I am sure you will overcome. Thanks for sharing.

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