I Only Have A Few Minutes

Updated on February 9, 2019

Lets See What I Can Drum Up

Drum roll please

That is just to put my mind at ease

I call to our cat

She won't even pay attention to me

I have to go to work

Like so many other people

We do it

Love for our family

Respect for ourselves

A great feeling of pride and dignity

Our small contribution to society

To be self supporting and independent

The wind outside is strong and blowing hard

I welcome winds ability to be relentless

In the face of adversity

It stands up against the tallest trees

The sheer power

It's force can be used for good

Pushing the huge wind terbines

Generating energy to create electricity

I pretend I am like the wind

Pushing one of the large wind mills

Putting to good use all my energy

Today I am working a double

Many people wouldn't do what I do

Then again I wouldn't do what so many other people do

When I go into work I am excited to be there

I work as good as I can

Then when my first shift finishes up

So many co-workers leave

I go wash up and pretend I just came in

With the second shift

Most people would start to complain

They would begin to slack off at their job

Give excuses how tired they are

I do the opposite

I feel blessed that I can push my body to it's limits

Even when feeling exhausted

I have to focus and really concentrate

To prevent slip ups and small mistakes

When my second shift is over

I get to look back at my work and all I have accomplished

Always putting my best foot forward and keeping my chin up

We all make sacrifices in life to accomplish one thing or another

I can use this time as a practice run for another time

That I may have to give it my all

It may be tough

It may get rough

I can remember this day

As a trial run

Where I worked just as hard as everyone else

I kept my head on straight

I not only did my job but did it well

I found something so interesting about myself

I may be 206 bones covered by a layer of skin

Just like everyone else

I have a lot of enthusiasm, creativity and enormous amounts of positivity

That I borrow from everyone I see

It is so fun to share

Especially when their not even aware


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      lunaticdairies I miss your good traits as well. Even though we only got to work together only for a short time. One day we can both retire and catch up with all the stories and funny things that happened in our lives. Then again we can take the time now and report it first hand. To live life with such a passion never gets old. I hope everyone in your family is healthy, happy and wise. Thank you for reading and caring. Life is too short to do it any other way. Have one beautiful night.

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      19 months ago

      One of the best attitudes I can read about DreamOn. It’s great to read it in your words & a bigger pleasure seeing it in person. Definitely one of the things I miss seeing, your dedication & professional attitude.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      Joy56 I am so happy to talk to you. Life gets crazy and so many people have moved to different sights or don't write here anymore. I hope you take care of yourself and you have been through a lot. You can always send me an e-mail or catch me here on Hubpages. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful night.

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      19 months ago

      I have been so sick had heart attack and now moved to England for treatment on my kidney. have a new laptop ....... working it out...... hope I write again..... inspired by your positivity

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I am so pleased when people do well. I think it is a win/win for everyone. The excitement fills the air. Thoughts fly untamed by the naked eye. Only good can become of all the hard work and dedication. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. Have one happy morning.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      John Hansen Each time I go to work I leave an imaginary trail of my work. Through my conduct, attitude and everything I say and do reflects that. I feel it is my imprint on the world. I live up to my imaginary guidelines. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I love when other people have good work ethics and take pride in everything they do. You are also a great example to follow. I am so glad we are friends. I believe friends influence others to create and strive for more. I often keep learning from my elders and try to emulate their good qualities until I can develop my own slowly over time. Have a great day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      19 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you for reminding about book sales. You know since the book came out in December I have not heard a word. I will check out the situation and let you know. Surely at least one of my many friends must have purchased a copy I hope.

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      John Hansen 

      19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Another good life lesson from you, Mike. It would be wonderful if more people had your enthusiasm and positivity for life. I used to also embrace being asked to work overtime, at least if I had nothing urgent planned. Yes, by working hard and doing more than your share you can look back with pride and think if you could do that you can do anything.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      Dora Weithers Many people think they can separate themselves from work and their personal life. I don't think I can. I think both areas blend into who I am. I have enough trouble dealing with little problems that come my way. Finding a solution and trying to make people happy. It is not always easy and can become a big challenge. Thank you for reading along and sharing my thoughts. It is so nice to open up to the world we see and feel. Experiencing each thought as it comes. Have a lovely Sunday.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Ahhh Spring old beautiful Spring. Is coming closer and closer. The weather has been warming up and on Tuesday where suppose to get ten more inches of snow. So we haven't seen the last of winter. I love that Sid is having so much fun in his new home and you are doing so many things that you desired. How is work going? How are your book sales? Thank you so much for reading and sharing. When so much of my day revolves around work. I have so more to talk about in and out of work. Have a beautiful Sunday.

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      Dora Weithers 

      19 months ago from The Caribbean

      "I have a lot of enthusiasm, creativity and enormous amounts of positivity." It shows and this attitude will get you through your shifts at work and through life. Thanks for sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      19 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      As the weather is warming up here and I suppose spring will soon be blowing in but what can I tell since it's Florida my cat Sid is thriving in his bohemian lifestyle. He flies in through the window, fills up his belly and quickly hurries off again to his spot on the rooftop.


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