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I Am Doing It


Even Though I Had No Choice

When push comes to shove

I usually get out of the way

This time I had no choice

To move along and find a way

As each day passes

I get a little more confident

I am a living,breathing live sample

Before I was uncertain and afraid

Not to fool you

I am still concerned and hesitant

Each morning I make different choices

Then at the end of the day

I am more tired than usual

In some strange way

A little more satisfied than before

I can't put my finger on it just yet

Maybe my fear was distracted by so many other problems in the world

That made my problem

Just a little bit smaller

So much so it almost seems insignificant

I have been getting more sleep

Than I have in years

Work has slowed down

I can catch my breath

When it is busy

I am alone and work very good independently

I always knew

If you showed me what to do

Once I mastered it

You can leave me alone at anytime

I will be fine

I am a self motivator

Positive and overall friendly

Easy going and light hearted

High spirited and a real optimist

Through and through

As I uncover a little more of myself

I think it is only fitting

April Fools

I am not who I once was

I am what I have always been

In hiding waiting for the right moment

Little did I ever think

The moment would be now

So for all those other people

Who like to speculate and think

Sometimes action speaks louder than words


DREAM ON (author) on April 05, 2020:

Shannon Henry I try to surprise people somewhere in my stories/poems I call stoems. Sometimes it works other times I miss the boat. I am so happy when someone finds one of my clues. Thank you so much for sharing. Take care and be safe. I am so glad to have friends that love to write and share.

DREAM ON (author) on April 05, 2020:

Devika Primic Things are just different. People are quieter and reserved. Writers can explore so many different feelings and thoughts. Writers will catch people at there best and worst of times. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Please, have a safe and relaxing day.

DREAM ON (author) on April 05, 2020:

Ann Carr It is funny how we think we know ourselves and we find out we are even different than we perceive. Sometimes we tell ourselves the same story and like it or not we believe it to be true. Thank you so much for all your comments and suggestions. It is so nice to be appreciated. Please, be careful and stay safe. I can't wait for all this blows over and is just a thing of the past.

DREAM ON (author) on April 05, 2020:

Brenda Arledge All this time I may have been sleep deprived. I got so used to having 4 to 6 hours of sleep a day as my normal day. Now I am really enjoying this change. Feeling good about more little things even before my day starts. There is so much to be thankful for. Maybe more people will express it and show it to make other people happy. Thank you for all your wonderful support and tips. Have a great Sunday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2020:

So true, actions speak louder than words.

Also after getting more sleep one realizes the problems are not as bad as one thought.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 01, 2020:

I love these lines:

'I am not who I once was

I am what I have always been

In hiding waiting for the right moment'

Lots to think about and some of it echoes my thoughts too.

Keep safe and well!


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 01, 2020:

It is not a good time for anyone and you have said a lot in this poem. Incredible and unique!

Take care and keep safe.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 01, 2020:

Clever piece for April Fool's Day. It made me think. Things aren't always what they seem.

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