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I Am Trying To Find The Pulse On My Life


I Live Unconsciously

My mind controls all my body functions

My heart beats constantly

Blood pumps through my veins

The rest of my body works perfectly

So well designed

When I am hungry I eat

When I am tired I sleep

When I have to use the bathroom

Off I go

How blessed are we all

Nobody ever talks about our own human bodies

We are busy with everything else

We are more concerned with the weather

What's on t.v. tonight

What the president text today

Not what is really important

We worry about our body when we get sick

When something doesn't work like it is supposed too

An unusual ache or pain

I take a one a day vitamin

Thinking that will give me the vitamins I miss

If I don't cover all my bases

With all the fruits and vegetables

Proper nutrition with iron

From meats and protein

How lazy are we?

Not to really be concerned about our own bodies?

I think it's time to learn a little more

Maybe you know more than me?

I am going to spend time reading

About my own body

How it works and all it's functions

Instead of waiting for someone to tell me at my next visit to the doctors


DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I just finished telling John Hansen how great it was to see his posts. I have not forgotten all your comments either. There are so many hubbers who faithfully come by and check me out. You are another one on the top of my list. Life is a struggle many times in my life and I don't have the answers. What I do have is more and more questions. When you share your story and connect with one of my poems I see how much we all are working hard to succeed. If it is in family, work, or just thoughts in general. As much as we are all different we are all the same. Trying to make it through the next hour and live our best life. I can't tell you how many times your thoughts have motivated me to another writing. How each inspiration drives me to a better place. What I can say to you and so many other hubbers who make their way for a friendly visit to my poems thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is so nice to have been thought of not just one day a year like Christmas or a special holiday but on a rainy Tuesday or a really cold Thursday. Hubpages is something very special and I have been very blessed to meet so many wonderful people. I come from a family where thoughts were kept to yourself and only on special occasions shared among family. That is as far as it goes. I wanted something more. Something better. More advice and a giving and sharing that keeps going even if we don't do it right. I should say especially when we are wrong and have to admit it. Life is a struggle. One wonderful one I learn to deal with every day. With friends thousands and thousands of miles away. Thank you and may you all find a little something you are looking for. Happy Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2019:

John Hansen I look at my hand and see how well it works when I need it. Lately, I have been tucking it under my pillow and have a bad habit of sleeping on it during the night. I wake up and it is numb. So it is a reminder not to do it no more. I don't know why I do it again and again. Whenever I write a poem or two I can count on you to give me a lovely visit. You have been on so many of my poems sharing your story and advice. It is so nice. In work if I turn to fast I end up with a stiff neck. That's a story for another time. Thank you so much for all that you do. Life is funny in many ways. Then so magnificient when we learn how to put the pieces together. Have one beautiful Sunday.

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

Sometimes that is the best we can do to do what comes naturally. Right now I feel like my life is just plodding along and I am hoping for something new and good to happen in my writing world or waiting for that proverbial second shoe to drop,

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 15, 2019:

Yes Dream On we often go through our day thinking little about the workings of our bodies, unless something goes wrong or doesn’t work correctly. Good job.

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I remember in wood class trying to build a simple toolbox and how difficult it was. Then in sewing just to make an apron was a real pain. To watch each body part function like it should and when it hasn't been used for a long time without oil is enough to make me bless God and anyone who had a master plan. Over the years I have done many projects and so many have come out wrong. I thank God over and over again that he didn't have a bad day when he made me. Thank you so much and it is so much fun to share.

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2019:

Marlene Bertrand I think when we are kids we think our bodies are invincible. Then as we get older we find out they take a little longer to bounce back. I am only in my fifties and I feel stomach gurgles that I never heard before. They don't mean anything. It sure makes me wonder. What is going on in there? Most of my life I have been on auto pilot. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great weekend.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 15, 2019:

I can say (from experience learned as a nurse) that the human body is thoroughly amazing! Once you learn the anatomy and physiology you see that we are most incredible. Learning all the ways the body teaches itself to compensate for various problems is uplifting. I think that it must have been made by a higher power, it is too astounding to think we happened randomly.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 14, 2019:

Sometimes I live exactly like the words in your poem. Doing what comes naturally.

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