I Watch Many Of My Ideas Go Up Into Smoke
I have learned to be o.k. with it
I am a dreamer, not a finisher
Everyone has there good qualities and bad
For as long as I can remember
I would think up things nobody else has thought of
Not in a bragging way
In a constructive and positive way
I would laugh when people would say I copied someone else
I read it somewhere
They could never find any proof
Talking and dreaming with each word that comes out of my mouth
As if it was happening right in front of my eyes
Friends and family would listen
They would sometimes sit with doubt and laugh it off
I knew better
I didn't always know-how
To make it happen
There was an instinct inside of me
A gut feeling it could happen
Maybe not today but in the near future
Sometimes maybe one or two years
Then other times as many as ten years in the making
I would say years later just like I said then
Remember, I told you
Most of the time
I got I don't remember you saying that
That would frustrate me even further
Like all I said didn't matter
A few times a few people would remember
Then I got validation
It was o,k, someone else carried out what I could only dream
I felt it was just a matter of time
I go into little bits of depression
A kind of funk
I get moody and irritable
People around me ask me why
I tell them
They say then you should of done something then
I say I would of if I could of
I never had the right group of people that would spend time and energy
Like me creating making things better
They think it is an excuse
You have to have a team of people to make things happen
Money and time are required
My ideas are ground breaking and revolutionary
Even if it is only in my head
I learned the only way I can get myself out of the place I don't want to be
Is to dive right back and create again
One day I will put the right combination together
It will be a day like no other
Until then thank you for coming along for the ride
Don't forget to buckle up
We might hit a few bumps in the road
I don't want to see you go flying
Now is the time you can yell and even scream
Give your lungs a good road test
Turn all your anger upside down on it's head
For happiness is layers and layers deep
Now they can rise to the surface
Then show you life at it's best
DREAM ON (author) on January 31, 2020:
John Hansen I wonder how many combinations there are to a good idea. I keep trying different ways and it is just a matter of time. I have patience and dedication. I watch how other people can find many ways to mess up their life and then they spend the rest of their life trying to fix a problem they created. Sometimes from substance abuse or through anger. I am the opposite. I want good and just keep on finding ways to make it a reality. It is a real challenge. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. The world is so large that so many things can happen every day. I might watch you make a good idea unfold and see how it happens and learn from you. Have a wonderful Friday.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 26, 2020:
Dream On, I am sure one day your dreams and ideas will actually become a reality and help many people or make the world a better place. Never give up, and I’d love to come along for the ride.
DREAM ON (author) on January 26, 2020:
Lorna Lamon You give me so much encouragement. To know someone who reads one of my poems I get a personal high. One I have not been able to describe. It is like I am having my favorite dessert. It is so good. I could eat it all and not miss one spoonful. Instead, I decided to cut it in half and share it. Little did I know you also had your favorite dessert and decided to share. Now I can experience two favorites instead of one. The world just got a whole lot better. Thank you for being so kind. I appreciate all that you do. I get lost in my writing and forget about everything else. Sometimes I can't even find my way out. Does that ever happen to you? I want to pull the fire alarm to let people know it is important. But it is not a fire. I want to send up a signal flair but it is not an emergency. Maybe, I should get a blow horn. No, I think that will just aggravate everyone. So I quietly search for a way. To let people know I am still in here and I am always looking for a way out. I think I will just spend the night. Camping out was never the plan. It could be fun. Just one of my many thoughts that cross my mind. Thanks for dropping in. There is plenty of room. You could pull up an extra sleeping bag. I love to listen and the night is still young. Did you see the incredible stars in the sky tonight? So many people miss them because they forgot to look up. Just minutes later the fog rolled in. Well, it is getting late. I have to pull a double in the morning. Good night for now. Pleasant dreams.
DREAM ON (author) on January 26, 2020:
Peggy Woods You gave me an idea. Maybe, I will have to write a poem about menopause. From a man's view. Since we already have men in the word. We should know something about it. I came up blank. I might have to do a little research and ask you a lot of questions to make sure I get my facts straight. When seeking expert advice why not go right to the source. Someone who has lived and experienced it. Thank you for sharing what is on your mind. I love how one little thought can grow into a bigger one. Not Perfect. Striving for perfection. Pushing forward instead of back. I think ideas are just a collection of people's thoughts put into a different light. So every idea isn't really my idea but someone's idea brought into focus Does anyone have a microscope? I think I broke mine. All I see is one big blur.(lol) Together we can solve all the world's problems. Alone we created them. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Today is going to be a great day. Have a beautiful morning. .
DREAM ON (author) on January 26, 2020:
Gypsy Rose Lee You are on to something. Keep diving deeper and deeper into the unknown. Bringing greater joys that the world has never seen. Keep at it. Turn that struggle into an opportunity. I hear you. Nobody said it was going to be easy. The joy in your work shows. So don't let anyone fool you. You are so close. Give it you're all. Every time you think you are tapped out. More thoughts come and you can start all over again. Thank you for reading and giving such passion. We all need to work together instead of fighting one another. We seek the same dreams. We just have a different way of going about it.Everything happens for a reason. We just have to keep searching for that reason.
DREAM ON (author) on January 25, 2020:
Linda Crampton I love to dream but to make a dream important is to find a way to share it with the world. Then everyone can benefit. In hopes that one more person can take that dream and carry it one step further. Creating a new, bigger and better dream. My goal is to connect dreamers with doers and then have the perfect combo. So other people can understand the value and the importance of every thought we think. Our dreams come to us all the time. Not just when we are sleeping. One dream is no more important than the next. They all have value. Carrying out the dream is so much harder. Dreams seem to clash with the real world. Only the strongest will survive. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support. I wish you could also tap into your dreams. Giving and sharing the gift of imagination. Happy Sunday.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 24, 2020:
Being a dreamer is great. Maybe one day your dreams will become a reality, even if the process requires a long time. Good luck!
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 24, 2020:
Struggling as I am day to day I no longer stretch my nerves just every time I hit a major bump in the road I hear the song shout, shout, knock yourself out in my mind. I hope you have a great weekend.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 24, 2020:
I thought by your title that this would address menopause. I'm glad those days are in the rearview mirror. (Smile)
Keep dreaming! Perhaps someday your ideas will gel into something worth patenting and something that will help mankind.
Lorna Lamon on January 24, 2020:
I think this world would not be as colourful if we didn't have dreamers. Your pieces always tell such wonderful stories.