How Did It Really Happen?

Updated on August 9, 2019

Let The Events Unfold As They May

Without further ado

Where are you?

Sitting at home or maybe sound asleep

Here I am

Eating a cut up apple

Slowly ever so slowly

Piecing together yesterday's events

The day is all over

I still want to break it down

My mind races forward toward a new day

Then still part of me

Wants to know?

How did I make it this far?

Each day I try to bring my A game

The best way I found

To make it to the next round

Is not to let let life get you down

So much can and will happen in only one day

Many people feel it is just a stroke of luck

Then the loyal believers believe

God has a plan

I sit here and don't know the right answer

Because as great as life may seem

Each day doesn't feel real

It is more like a dream

I think I know myself

Then I know that is actually the farthest from the truth

Take my arm for an example

It is my arm

The same arm since birth

Yes, there have been many changes since birth

It has grown maybe 14 times it's size

There is not one day I don't use it

Yes, I couldn't tell you how many hairs are on it

How many cuts and brusies are on it

It is mine

Yet it is still foreign to me

What about the rest of my body?

What about outside my body?

My life

Each day I live and breathe

I read a little bit more than before

I keep learning in one form or another

The days all change

There is not one day the same

But I still keep little record

There is nobody stopping me

I somehow don't feel the need

If I listen to everyone else

The day before today

Is a done deal

A lost cause

That we don't somehow

Want to reveal

It is in plain sight

I can feel it

I have lived it

We push it away as fast as it has come

It doesn't seem right

We spend our time elsewhere

I constantly check over my work

To see my flaws and the error in my ways

Just as easy as pie

I let so many things slip through my fingers

Just as I go to grab another peice of apple from the small dish

The apple is long gone

I had just eaten the last piece

A few seconds ago

I am so involved

i didn't even notice

We left the air conditioners on all night

I get up and shut one of my air condioners off

For those who are asking?

My left leg is a little better than before

Our daughter Charlotte woke me up around 4:20 A.M.

That is one cruel joke to play on somebody

Wake them up

So you can go back to sleep

Our cat knows we love her without question

What is on her mind

I don't have a clue

There must be tons of information

Thousands and thousands of pages

All about cats

I have Google at my fingertips

I still don't make the time

To find out more

My mind is elsewhere

My wife got up just to say hi

Not true

She got up to go pee

Then as she walks back to bed

She says I love you

I love you too

Before she goes back into a deep sleep

She takes her Levoxyl

Medicine for her thyroid

She takes it every morning

Then has to wait a half before she eats

Her life is different than mine

She has no choice

She was born with an underactive thyroid

Her doctor says hers look like swiss cheese

How many things in one day do we do

Because we have to?

Then how many more do we do

Because we want to ?







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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee I am surprised to hear the news. Cats can live a long time. I had a cat Whitey that live to be 19 and another cat Daryl to be 17. There might be another cat in the neighborhood that Sid has taken a liking too. It could be something opposite and that would be a big relief. Walk around and see. I know how much we love our pets just like children. They are amazing in so many ways. Please, keep me informed of any changes. I hope you have a good day. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        3 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Siddy is a painful topic that is hard to resolve, He was happy on the roof coming and going as he pleased, He did not mind the kittens but now I have only one Elvis, Anyway, one day he just disappeared, Now I braced myself because he is 13 and has experienced a lot in his life and always mourns his lost Papa but he was gone and older cats do tend to go off to die in peace somewhere. But he returned upon the roof only the other side by the bathroom window. He hung around eating, drinking, and resting for about a week, I started thinking perhaps he had dementia in his old age and cannot remember where he come from and goes and then suddenly he does remember, Before I could figure all this out he was gone again and now is not returning, I am waiting to see what happens and if this time he does come back again gathering old Sidy up and off the the vets to find out once and for all what is going on, I will make no announcement about his demise or anything else until I am very sure, But I do know once he does go he is going to be one very happy cat it was his only greatest pleasure to be with his Papa again,

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr In the yard today. Weeding around the goldfish pond. Spreading some mint plants around and relocating them to grow again. Off to work. Have a nice afternoon.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        It is nearly 4pm as I write this and it's still the same weather as earlier - they are forecasting worse for tonight, but we are hardy! After the beautiful summer weather we've had in June/July, it's hard to get used to this blustery stuff again. Ah well... I wouldn't trade it for the world.

        Ann

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr That sounds awesome. I hope your day turns out to be amazing. The weather cleared up a little bit here. It is 7:44 A.M. in Maine. What time is it in England? I have work later today so it is my playtime now. I try to create or just relax. I like to go out in our yard and weed and make the flowers look nice. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying another day.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        Not foggy today, just wet and windy, especially where I am, by the sea!

        I don't drink tea but I will have a cup of coffee with you!

        Ann

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr What an amazingly beautiful thing to say. I love to write and to see other people read what I write is such a pleasant feeling. A deep satisfaction of joy that material things in life can't buy. When someone reads into my writing and feels the same feelings I felt when writing my hub I connect to a higher plane. Then when someone tells me their own story and I learn something new it even makes me happier and more connected to the life that I live. I often question so many thoughts. I find it especially fascinating to chase the thoughts that we dismiss. Then that creates what if's? in my mind and then another whole series of thoughts come to mind. I am happy in my life. At the same time, so many people are struggling with difficult feelings and thoughts. My biggest worry is going back to my writing and putting a comma after time and changing coma to the comma. Making another change writing to a comma to the comma. These changes may seem insignificant to so many other people but they change my writing to something better. I struggle to peel an orange and after I am done the juice and the flavor are outstanding. Now I am in such a great mood. Some part of me is still sad for those people that struggle and are in pain. I don't know how to help. Then I got to thinking if I can joke and poke fun of my own mishaps or faults maybe they can find humor in their life also. Maybe God has given me a gift that I can share. I do believe that God wants us all to be happy. I think that people have to work at it and search for happiness. Once people find it they have to be willing to share that happiness with other people. Instead, people get greedy and selfish and want happiness all to themselves. I don't understand. I don't know if I will ever completely understand. Thoughts like these come to mind and now it is my job to sort them out and explain them the best I know-how. I could easily dismiss these thoughts and go back to bed. Think of my day and not care about the world that we all live and share. it doesn't seem right or very nice. Even though the same people that are miserable when if they were to become happy would be self-centered and live their life as if it was all about them. So I guess all we can really do is live our life the way we think is best and let the chips fall as they may. Let God do the rest. I am very blessed to have friends like you in England so far away. That really is caring and loving the way people should be. Grammarly told me to use is caring instead of are caring that seems right to me. I make the correction thinking Grammarly is right. I will stop there so I don't lose you. I just wanted to give you an explanation that is somewhat off the charts but behind the scenes in my head. I never get to write the real story. For every story, there is a story in a story. I am not sure people are ready to here my version. Thank you so much and when your having tea today may you have an extra cup for me. Have one happy and healthy day. P.S. It is foggy. I heard it is foggy in England. So you could say you brought the fog with you so I could get a touch of England without even leaving my home. Thank you. That's God work. How great is that.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        Your wild horse seems to work well. I'm sure those pieces you've discarded will only need a little dusting and tweaking and they will be as good a read as usual.

        Ann

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr I do appreciate all your comments. To often I have finished one writing and I am on to the next. I never know when the inspiration will stop. So I ride it like a wild horse. Only the horse knows where we are going. My job is just to hold on until the horse gets tired then I can safely jump off. I love the feedback and I do love analogies because they help explain my thoughts. Sometimes I have to stop. I go to work with half of my writing and hope that will be enough to stimulate more when I come home. There are times the spark is gone. The poem ends up in my poem junkyard. Hopefully, one day soon I will return and go digging. Wipe off the dirt and start again. Thank you for your patience. Enjoy your night.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee I know we can put so much pressure on ourselves to do everything. One thing at a time is so much better than nothing at all. Be happy and find little things that make you smile. Over time you will be happier and so much more pleased with what you do finish. When things create stress then that is not always a good thing. What's new with Sid? Is the gang still all here?Charlotte says hello.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr I am also easily swayed by the weather outside. If it rains I get sleepy and more relaxed. There are times I walk in the rain and drift into the nearest puddle. Stepping into it and making it splash. Sometimes too relaxed where I just want to take my sneakers off, lay on the couch and do nothing. When it is sunny I like to go outside and play in the yard. Then sometimes no matter what the weather is like I want to write. It is never the same. Thank you for commenting and sharing. I appreciate your patience. Have a terrific day.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr I do get all your comments. I get pulled in one direction than another in my own personal tug of war. I finally break free and write and respond even though it is not as soon as I would like. I try to keep on my steady routine but little things throw me off course then it takes me a while to slide on back. I am amazed by how fast time goes by and each time I try to organize and prioritize I come closer to get what I do want over what I don't want. It is a long slow process. Your comment is very special to me because of many reasons. You read into my poem and felt what I was feeling. We all live separate and so many different lives but at the same time, we all can connect on multiple levels and share so much about life and each other. I am so happy to read other peoples hubs that I forget to do my own. When I feel an urge to write that is all I want to do. I am so fascinated by the way the words explode on to the computer screen. In my mind, I think words are teasing me and daring me to write more. Testing me if I will give up and stop when I reach an obstacle or find a way around it. If I will start something and then stop. Wondering if I will pick it up again. Here you are the first to comment and it took me the longest time to reply. I have a crazy thought process when it comes to comments. I try to let comments resonate in my mind and body. Thinking what drew this nice and kind person to my hub and encouraged them to leave a comment. They not only spent their time and energy reading but went even one step farther commenting. It is always a great pleasure and may your day begin to glitter like all different color sparkles lighting up each step and make the next one even more exciting.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        My second comment went missing too - strange! It was just to say that I liked the analogy of the stone and all it entails.

        Also, enjoying the sunshine and a light breeze doesn't come into it at the moment as we've had some monumental gales and storms! However, today is sunny with a little rain now and then, a distinct improvement. That's the English weather for you!

        Ann

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Nellieannna Hay I am ecstatic that you found the time to respond to my hub. I have done many things in my life and one is that I do love to write. Writing at times is sporadic and my variety of topics keep changing. As I take a step back and reread most of my notes. I understand it is so hard to put our daily life in one mold. When it is enormously beautiful. One writing never can cover it. Only a series of writings over time start to fill in the empty space and start to connect the dots. There are so many amazing people and ideas constantly reminding me life is never-ending and challenging. I keep on searching for a different approach and a deeper understanding. To see life in its natural light. I have limited time now but I will return to add more to my comment. I just wanted to start the ball rolling. I love to see you are doing better. We will catch up soon. Have a wonderful day and I will try to do the same. Thank you so much for your sweet comments.

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        Nellieanna Hay 

        3 months ago from TEXAS

        Another thing, in response to your concerns about writing your heart out and received few or no comments. I never write expecting or needingt responses! Seriiously, the main objective and reason for writing for me, is the self-expression, which does not rely on or depend on any feedback. Of course when it gets feedback, whether positive or critical, I appreciate, value and use it. It keeps me growing as a writer, improving my knowledge and polishing my writing style!

        So, yes, be you own critic, but be assured that your writing is valuable, both to you and to others who may see it.

        You HAVE improved so much since I first started following your expeposting on here! NoOTHING is lost in doing it regularly as you're inspired to write and capture your thoughts and your experiences. EVERYTHING is gained by doing so!

        I've learned over these 87+ years of living that the biggest enemy of people (and handmaiden of the devil) is DISCOURAGEMENT!

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        Nellieanna Hay 

        3 months ago from TEXAS

        I see that this comment is showing on your comments, but not the previous one which I've referred to on this one! So it may or may not make any sense. I'll just hope and pray they sort it out. hahaha.(Thank goodness for a sense of humor!)

        Now is this comment ~~~ hehe:

        Oops - I typed "indispensable to me" in that last sentence of my reply to you just now, but instead Autocorrect changed it to "indefensible to me", - which is exactly the opposite of what I meant! Time for editing had run out when I noticed it. One issue I have with writing much on here is that the time it allows for editing and making changes is so limited.

        Sometimes I wish a bad end to Autocorrect, especially when it lurks and tries to changed every other word I'm typing, so that I must be constantly back-tracking as I'm trying to write down what I intend to say! Then when I do mis-type or mispell something, it just mentons it so I have to go back and fix it, but it doesn't change or fix those things like it does when I don't want them changed and don't need them fixed - which also means going back and changing their changes! It's like herding goats! haha.

        Add to it that I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my fingers which makes them almost numb, and my eyes are half-blind. Oh, boy. I still can type very fast, except for all the having to go-back and fix stuff.

        Well, hopefully I'll be able to get an appointment for an eye checkup and get to the appointment, since a kind neighbor offered to take me! As to the Carpal Tunnel, it had cleared up by itself till I fell and ended up spending the past year, first in a month in a Rehab hospital, and since, recovering here at home. I don't expect to get surgery for the Carpel Tunnel. I just live with it and refuse to stop doing things with my hands! That is who I am! I do everything possible with my hands and don't have time or opportunity to seek out the surgery for CTS. It's low priority, at best.

        I SO love to connect with my friends and family in person but most of it is online, which is my #1 access to most of them, especially now, with some unavoidable limitations plaguing me! SO - being able to write is extra vital to me these days!

        But, I just love to write, in general! I've loved it all my life from childhood forward. I'm always writing prolifically and privately, both by hand and on the computer, - composing poetry and writing down my views and ideas. I even try to capture some of my biography and preserve it. (In case I get famous one day or after I die! haha/} And I'm quite active on Facebook and on here. I spend a lot of my time writing! So I just have to overcome numb fingers and blurry vision!

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        Nellieanna Hay 

        3 months ago from TEXAS

        Oh, dear Michael. How pleasant to see you! I’m involved in some urgent things so I haven’t come to HP much.. But when I saw on my email that you have posted on here, I just had to come and see how you are! You are dear to me!

        Isn't it good to have writing to unburden and help us resolve our issues? It can also express our ambitions, our goals, - even our accomplishments!

        I took special notice of these lines of yours:

        "The days all change

        There is not one day the same

        But I still keep little record

        There is nobody stopping me

        I somehow don't feel the need"

        I understand if you don’t feel any need or want any records of your activities lying around, of course. But, just to share my own experience with it, I have found that it is enormously helpful.It was because keeping a little daily record of each day's major events has proven very valuable to me (especially as -- ahem -- passing years creep up!). Not much for keeping record of all my personal thoughts I'd rather not have lying around, but it prevents me from losing track of both recent events which still impact my ongoing days and of any and all the upcoming appointments, reminds me of the days I need to sent payments, birthdays I need to remember, etc.

        The ones I use are from Datebook Publishing, www.datebook.com. They make them for all major cities in the US. I get the ones they have with with titles "2019 DALLAS Datebook" - with the current year in the title. That way, the information they include fits my own area.

        How it works is that each month and day's numbered space is very limited in size so it’s not for ‘true confessions" but just a size for the important activities and events of each day. An entire week is on the 2 open pages as I flip them along. There's even a tear-off tab at the end of each week's page so that the current ongoing week is easy flip open to without having to search for it! That helps when I’m getting ready to close up and go to bed!

        in the little books there are some blank pages for making notes and special people’s info, and a place for my own personal pertinent info and who to call in case of emergency, PLUS there is lots of helpful information like my local Dallas area rapid transit routes, radio and TV stations, Airport Info. sports teams and other attractions, various important local area phone numbers and much more. So it's a handy resource as well as the brief records I write in it. It’s indefensible to me! And it's inexpensive.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        3 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Right now I am only concentrating on the things I have to do and once I am back on a steady track I will begin concentrating on the things I would like to do and there are many.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        I like your 'stone on the ground' analogy. Yes, it's always nice to see there is a comment on one's writing. I haven't read so much of anyone's lately as life has taken over as it does so frequently and family comes first. However, I do try to comment equally, even when it's not so often! Sometimes I'm quick on the draw, sometimes not.

        It's a good feeling when you find a response to something you've written, isn't it? I think that's what writers live for, the response, be it comments like these or sales of a book which I suppose is a comment too.

        I'm fine thanks. The weather is rubbish for August; we are forecast gales and storms for later today although we have had a good summer up to now. Ah well... the garden will like it!

        Ann

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        Ann Carr I want to thank you for being the first person to comment. Many times I write something I think is special and different and send it out into never, neverland. Then I check back later. No comments. I think should I write something else. Did I express myself in a clear and precise manner? There are so many thoughts bouncing around in fantasy land just waiting to be discovered. Did I pick the right words? What feels good to me doesn't mean it affects someone else the same way. I am very careful not to offend anyone with a thought. Because I know I wouldn't want that done to me. Then my day sweeps me away. Like an outgoing tide. I go to work and make the best of my day. By chance, there is a comment. That gives me energy and strength. That rounds up my desires and says hey let's get cracking. That motivation pushes me or draws me into the next writing. I don't think of one writing better than another. I think of them each as a stone on the ground. They are all different shapes and sizes. Each was made special one day. To most people, they are just rocks. They walk on them. They pass over them. Maybe if they are lucky one boy will pick up and find it amazing. Feel the surface and how smooth it is. Wondering how old it is? Look at this simple rock and notice a piece missing. Then notice two colors that blend together to form another color. A joy that is so special. He puts it in his pocket. Brings it home to show his mom. Wow, this is beautiful. His mom says to add it to your collection. I wish I was that boy. In my mind, I can be that boy. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a great day. Enjoy the beautiful sun and maybe a light cool breeze.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 months ago from SW England

        This is an interesting thought process! It's true, if we stop to think of each little thing we do, or say, or each thing within us and around us, it becomes more of a mystery the more we think about it!

        I like the way your poems make us think about ourselves, put ourselves in your shoes and think, 'Oh yes, that's a point!'

        Hope all's well with you.

        Ann

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