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It's Dark Already And Nothings Done


Two Hours From Now

My wife will be home

Our home is almost the same way as when she left it

No it's different

Even more of a mess

I pulled out a few things

I had great intensions

One bye one

Things started to fall apart

So the answer is

Our home is messier than when she left it

I had hi hopes

They were dashed quickly

Where did they go?

I don't know

I will go into emergency mode

Pull out the box that says

In case of emergency

Open here

Then follow the plan

As I reach into the box

Feel around

This is where it should be

I don't feel anything


I feel something

It has to be a detailed plan

Listing every solution to every problem known to man

This seems a little small

As I opened it

It says only a few lines

This is a to do later note

I am too busy now

I will write one up later

Dated September 13, 1974

I was ten years old then

I had all the time in the world since then

I never took the time to do an emergency plan

I always put it off


Just a little bit later

Not right now

Much later

Now I see that didn't work

I guess it's time to make plans as we go

A real live working plan

Change it slightly if the plans create more problems than good

Now we have something to start with

Like a brick in the sand

We may look a little out of place

In time we might just blend in

If not

Oh well

What did one brick say to the other ?


How did we get to the beach?

I am not sure

But I think one smart guy brought us here

For what reason?

I don't know how about you ?

I don't have a clue

I got it

It's hot

So so hot

Your face is flushed

Your turning beat red



DREAM ON (author) on January 16, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I try to deal with tough situations with a dose of humor. It takes my mind off my problems and maybe there is a solution somewhere in there. It gives me time to reflect. Thank you so much for coming by to read one more of my hubs. Have a very good night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:

Dream On,

This one is so cute.

I can see the expression on your face when you realize your wife will be home shortly and somehow you have made things messier.

I am sure she will appreciate your hearts good intentions.

Whenever i am in a situation that calls for quick action...I become a master at hiding the clutter.

Mind you...its not clean, but it looks a bit better until I can get to it later.

Love your emergency plan.

Great write.

DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2019:

John Hansen Good wishes go along way. I stretched yours out like a piece of taffy. A keep pushing it a little more. Thank you so much. Having my wife in the hospital made me think about how great we have it. Little setbacks send me for a loop. It's o.k. it gives me the right to be a little dizzy sometimes. Thank you so much and I hope your family is doing well. So your life can turn out to be spectacular.

DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I must say lately I'm in a pickle. Then again life can be awesome in every way imaginable. So which is it? Number one or number two. The answer is both at different times and at the same time. Wow That's a lot of mustard. Life goes on. We have to lift our heads even if the water is trying to sink us. I keep looking for solutions like leaves on a tree. I keep picking through them. So far I haven't found the right one. Only another ten thousand to go. Thank you so much for spending the time to read my short poems. They sum up my day and bottle up my worries so they don't bother me anymore. Then to my surprise, new problems arise. Have a good morning. May beautiful new ideas come spraying you all over like a sprinkler in the middle of summer.

DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee It gets dark about 6:30 here. You know summer is gone when the weather turns cold and there is no more daylight at 8:30. Now I need a light jacket. Lots of beautiful colorful leaves on the ground. Rain three times this week. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Enjoy the nice warm and sunny weather. I will have to wait till next summer. (lol)

DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2019:

Michael-Milec Lots of plans I do make are smaller plans of the bigger picture. So I do what I can where and when I can. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful day.

Michael-Milec on October 16, 2019:

Bidding an inspiration for planning?! I think that’s what I am getting from your poem Michael. Planning for daily success short, long and endless planning terms. Procrastination doesn’t fit for healthy ones. The earthly journey might end before we reach 120 of age. It’s urgent to have precise daily plan/schedule and accomplish it fully.

Some ten years ago I met a new neighbor, a business woman who shared her priceless wisdom of planing for longevity of being here on earth. At 45 she made plans how she will live in her nineties. All went well until the surprising interruption she was not prepared for. Her physical condition was slowing her down considerably to the point she wanted to go "home" ( two weeks short of her 94).in her words, I had enough time to plan and to choose a better eternal place.

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

Right now I hate two things right after 7 it gets dark and I get all confused as to the time. The second thing outside it remains green and I miss the autumn colors but that is all OK when I can still walk on the beach.

Lorna Lamon on October 16, 2019:

Sounds like me in the morning. I could do with an 'emergency plan', however, I would probably forget where I put it. Once again your poem gave a glimpse into the realities of life. It also made me smile.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 16, 2019:

It is good to see you are trying to laugh despite the tough time you have been through. They say that obstacles are thrown in our path to make us stronger. Just hang in there, things will improve. Glad to hear your wife is coming home.

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