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I Am Not Always My Wife's Favorite


I Don't Mean To Aggravate Her So Much

I just can't help it

She knows me better than anyone else

She sees me at my worst

She knows when I am confused and still thinking of the next craziest idea

It doesn't mean a solution is anytime soon

It means I will do a lot of different things she won't understand

It means I don't have time now to explain

I will in a little bit

She has the patience of a woman of five

I am like a kid at heart

I see a dream

Sometimes that is all I see

I have a thought

Then that's all I think about

I put the breaks on

Hold the presses

Don't move

Wouldn't it be great if?

My wife tries to stop me right there

Another time and another place

Not now

Don't you see if I stop now

The idea will slip away

The longer you put off any idea

The closer that idea comes to obscurity

Then it is lost forever

At least to me

I know someone in the world will pick up the same idea

They will carry it through

I want it to be us

You don't see the dream

It is o.k. if you scream

Bad timing?

There is never a good time

An idea comes

I will put it off as long as I can

Then when I start a project all hell breaks lose

You say you're making a mess

I say I am creating a masterpiece

It just isn't finished yet

Two weeks later...

Are you done yet ?

Not exactly

I ran into some trouble

Two months later

Is it done?

Not now I have an idea to make it better

I had to start from scratch the first way wouldn't work

Well, you can continue only if you put things away and pull them out each time you are going to use them

Other people don't always get what I am trying to do

Do you?


But, I believe that you do

That is good enough for me

Sometimes you try to help

I didn't want to do that

Now I have to begin again

I love your help but it set me back farther

Then sometimes you say

Your on your own on this one

Have fun

Just remember supper is ready at 6:00

I can't stop now

I am in the middle of something big

A breakthrough

You don't hide your temper too well

Stomping off in a fierce manner

I will come to eat but I am not happy

You have to eat

I will not starve

You are right

I will give in sometimes

Other times she leaves me be

She says the food was hot an hour ago

Sarcastically, with a great undertone

Like a rip tide that pulls you under and you never get free

I remind her

I love your food just the same

The idea that didn't work

Came first

Many firsts that end up being my lasts

Thank God for microwaves

I am like a cat on the prowl

I am on the hunt

If I stop now

I will lose the scent

Then I circle round and lift my head up and down

Hoping to pick up a trail

No luck

If only I stayed at it

I could have found what I was looking for

You notice I said could have not would have

My thoughts don't always work out

I have a history

Way back to our wedding day

There was the morning of our wedding

I thought carrot sticks were a good idea

A healthy snack idea for our guests

This is a long story

I will have to tell you more later

Let's say it never happened and could have been a good thought

Well, that is one thought of many

That bounces from one brain cell to the next

Hoping to make it to the light of day

Thank you, honey, for all that you do

Thank you, honey, for all that you don't do

Yelling at me being one on the top of my head

Sometimes I do push your buttons

That is because my buttons are all stuck

From the last time I tried something like this

Yours work better anyway

When I run out of words to express my feelings accurately

All I can say is

Thank You

From the bottom of my heart

Which is far and deep

I love you

One day you will see all this will be worth it

I hope I live long enough

For that day to happen


DREAM ON (author) on June 02, 2020:

Shannon Henry I know it sounds like an excuse. When I see so many people post so many comments and still write great hubs. I have to remember we are all different and we have all different talents. I give everyone I see the greatest compliments I can think of. Sometimes it takes me forever just to get my thoughts all together under one roof. I am a working progress. We all give what we can and learn as we go. Every day I wake up with an unbelievable urge to hug everyone. It is funny with the Pandemic that's the last thing, anyone should do. Once again I am one day late and somewhere out there. Well, hugs to you and everyone who encourages other people to do their best. To me that makes life the greatest. Thank you for your graceful response. Today looks sunny and filled with lots of promise. Let us see if we can both make it an amazing day.

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 31, 2020:

How nice of you to share that. Don't feel bad about not reading more of my work. I haven't published much lately, anyway. Nor have I been able to read the work of others as much as I used to. I get it.

DREAM ON (author) on May 31, 2020:

Shannon Henry I received your beautiful comment three days ago and I keep reading it over and over again. I wanted to take some time to respond. Our love grew over the years of not being with the right person. We knew what we wanted but never got the love we deserved. We both were in bad relationships and thought that is as good as it gets. Not ready to move on and risk losing what we had. That we might end up worse than we started. Then our paths crossed and we just want to make each other happy in a way we had only dreamed of before. We have our good and bad days. They are always special in some way. I try to write about mine in an attempt to share with other people who are going through a lot in their lives. Life is not always an uphill battle. Even though it seems like quicksand sometimes. We fall face first many times. At least I have. If there is a right and a wrong way. I seem to favor the wrong way. Call it a gift. I heard once that is a blessing. Now with the wrong way out of the picture the only way left is the right. If it was only that easy. Sometimes there can be many wrong choices and a variety of degrees. So it takes lots of practice to find the right way. Luckily I have the time to experiment. I can't thank you enough for following me and reading my stories as they grow in a new positive direction. At least that is my attempt. I am proud to know it shows. It wouldn't be the first time I have found the long hard way to do something. I am trying to find more time to read your stories and other people's writings too. Sometimes all I have time for is a quick poem I write and if I don't finish it I will never publish it. Dreams take up most of my time. Then love than work. I haven't found out the perfect balance. What I do know is I love sharing and caring. Then I expand from there. Listening to friends that help me along and share their thoughts makes me happy. Thank you so much and may today be one of your best days. Because we all deserve a good life.

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 27, 2020:

I love the line about the buttons being stuck from the last time you tried something like this. Your poems have gotten so much better over the years I've known you here. That's one idea that I'm sure you and your wife can both agree on! Clearly, you love each other very much.

DREAM ON (author) on May 26, 2020:

Dora Weithers We keep trying to make each other happy. In small ways and over time it leads to bigger and better things. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Have a lovely day.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 24, 2020:

You and your wife are blessed with a beautiful relationship. Thanks for sharing the love.

DREAM ON (author) on May 21, 2020:

Lorna Lamon So many things can and do happen every day. It is hard to get a handle on it all. A give and take. Sometimes it is more I will meet you in the middle. Dreams are made to be dreamed. They go as far as the imagination can reach. Then reality sets in and everything changes. It is like a damp cold rain on a drab day. Nothing is right and the mood is all wrong. We have to hold on. Till the sun is shining bright and every dream looks right. Thank you for reading and sharing. It is easier to laugh when you have tough decisions to make. Even though we tried there is no guarantee it will work out.

Lorna Lamon on May 21, 2020:

I can see this poem playing out in my mind Dream On. It's full of life, perseverance and love. It also made me smile. Loved it.

DREAM ON (author) on May 21, 2020:

Louise Powles I don't know what other husbands or their wives do when they cause a little wrinkle in the sheets. I try to smooth them out before they become big permanent creases. Then it is so much harder to fix things especially when there are constant reminders. We try to love more and make both people happy. Thank you so much for reading and caring. I hope your day is sunny and beautiful.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 21, 2020:

That's another beautiful poem.

DREAM ON (author) on May 21, 2020:

Chatra Ram Life can be a lot of mixed feelings and emotions. Sometimes we have to work through the bad feelings and make them better. Then other times we have good thoughts and emotions and they skyrocket to great feelings. Thank you for being the first to comment. It was so nice of you to spend time reading my hubs. May your day continue to be wonderful.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on May 21, 2020:

Poetry is the great...

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