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Smack In The Middle Of Our Life

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What Is It That Makes Us Special ?

We were born many years ago

Living day by day

We have grown in so many ways

How easy is it ?

That our one and only life

Can easily slip away

The good times are stacked high

The bad times we also seem never to forget

How many times do we just survive?

Living our life as if we were no different than anyone else

Following the same routine

Eat,drink and be merry

Sleeping our lives away

Working by day

Sometimes into the night

As each second clicks

Our bodies and our minds ever so slowly decay

What once was

Now is only a thought of the past

Hopefully we have left our mark

Helping other people see their true potential

As we discover our own

The world is so vast and distant

We are only a scratch on the sands of time

The universe is beyond our comprehension

Even though we keep learning and discovering

If only the people in the world could only understand

How much we need each other

Our life is meant to be one extension of another

So that we may carry on

Live and make new dreams

That help celebrate all our extraordinary love

So nothing is in vane

To watch our childrens children find peace

As each new generation breaks new ground like the one before

We must learn from our past

Leading the way

Remembering we were once all strangers

Now we have become friends and family

To give us this great honor

To live our life like no other

This is how I want to celebrate my birthday

Seeing life not as it is

But how it could be


Comments

DREAM ON (author) on September 19, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee At different times in our life we experience changes. These may be welcome or unexpected and lead us to a new direction. Think of the people you knew when you were young and think of the people you know now. People change and travel and go in many different directions. If we learn to grow with the changes and accept new joys even though different than the old ones we use to know. We are all in different stages of our life and have to find new ways that will take us to we want to be. Follow your heart. Write down some new dreams. Once you get started you won't want to stop. Watch your progress and when we are happy people will pick up your vibe and will want to be happy too. Some things happen without us doing anything. That is how beautiful life is. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I hope each day you feel a little better. Enjoy a morning walk and do things that you love. It may be taking a cooking class or spending your time at a senior center. Keep looking for all the wonderful things that come in and out of our life constantly. Have an enjoyable night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 19, 2019:

This made me think of Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ who found her heart's desire was being home with family and friends, But since right now I am all alone I am starting to wonder where my heart's desire really is and if I'll ever find out.

DREAM ON (author) on September 15, 2019:

Louise Powless Your sweet comments help push me in the right direction to keep writing. I pray I will continue to fascinate, tease and please. If not tell me so? Everyone can use a little corrective criticism. It helps us to become better. At least that is what my father use to say. Then I will have to change direction. I am so lucky I will take my next ride with the wind. You were the first to comment and other hubbers followed. Life doesn't get better than that. I hope your day was filled with joy and tomorrow will be even better. Maybe Almond Joy. (lol)

DREAM ON (author) on September 15, 2019:

John Hansen Thank you again for another beautiful complement. I try to start from scratch every time so with a clean slate I can find new things to relate. My emotions are a constant flow. All I have to do is open the door and let them escape. Then they roam around town and come back later or even stay out late after dark. Long-time after their bedtime. I will make this one exception. From there I do everything in my power to make sense out of my chicken scratch. I am sometimes like a little chicken that has weeks before I am fully hatched. I peck away in one spot hoping to poke through. I see a little light. A false alarm it was someone with a flashlight shining in my direction. (lol) Have one incredible Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on September 15, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I never know my next move even though I constantly make plans for each step. I keep trying to dig deep far under my skin. Reaching places I have never been. Sometimes I end up with a rash and it takes weeks to heal. When this happens I turn to the kid in me and turn the real into something funny like the old Sunday paper comic strips (in color) no less, where all we have to do is laugh. No pressure no stress.Thank you for always reading into my writings and discovering my littlest thought. Breaking it down so I can see it better. Have a great weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on September 15, 2019:

Dora Weithers If I could only put my own words to good use. I am not afraid of failure. I continually take on more than I can handle. It reminds me of a dog who ate too fast. He begins to choke and you would think he would know better. Only seconds later he is back at it swallowing more than he can chew. Time cuts into my day like a sharp knife cuts into a firm tomato. Easily sliced and ripe and juicy in the middle. There are no two ways around it. I found it so much easier to go straight head-on and take it on the chin. Thank you for reading and sharing. I also so much appreciate all that you do. May your dreams come in the most magnificent colors that intensify the ultimate beauty.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 14, 2019:

"Helping other people see their true potential / As we discover our own."

Focusing on this worthy goal will help us get the right perspective on both the past and the future. Thanks for sharing this wise insight about being in the middle of our life.

Lorna Lamon on September 14, 2019:

I loved this poem and there are so many lines within its telling that really spoke to me. Your poems come from a special place - the heart.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 13, 2019:

Is it your birthday Dream On? If so I wish you all the best. If we can measure success in life it should be based on the friends we have made and the people we have touched or helped in some way...through our writing or through any other deed or action. Your writing does that. Have a great weekend.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 13, 2019:

That's a lovely poem. I always enjoy reading your poems.