Looking Back Moving Forward

Updated on January 2, 2020

When Is Enough Good Enough

If we see our life from afar

We can see the good and the bad

Not affected by either

So we will not be biased and prejudge

We are simple viewing and reviewing

In a safe place

For change to happen

We do not only participate in the action

We create the motion

We have to follow that momentum

Consistently by resisting the old ways

Habits that are familiar

New methods feel uncomfortable and strange

As I make every attempt to act in a new more productive and positive way

Creating a better life than I have had in the past

Learning from hard lessons

That I was there

To learn as well as experience

Taking the good and making it better

It has not been easy

To let things that bother me

Just slip away

Since they have jolted me in some unexpected manner

As I make new dreams possible

I let the excitement carry me away

The feeling of joy and happiness I so desire

Overwhelms my being

To strive for a new beginning

That takes me on to a wonder

I would not and could not allow

Now I simply learned how

Living in a world of change

I am a powerful force

That can and will do wonderful things


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 months ago

      Brenda Arledge So no matter what happened in our life we can learn from it and grow. The lessons help us developmentally as well as physically. Together we can become whole. Thank you so much for enjoying my poem. Your encouragement pushes me in new directions. Striving for more. Enjoying every step along the way. Have a great day.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      6 months ago from Washington Court House

      This one is very inspiring.

      I love the notion that one can learn from viewing his past and move forward with a new energy.

      A new zest for life as we reach for our desires.

      Great write.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 months ago

      Bill Holland There are so many ways to look at each day. There are also so many things to do each day. If we think positive and apply ourselves to help others at the same time doing the things we love we can and will have a wonderful life. We all have the ability to give and share. I hope we may do much more this year. Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The last two lines are inspiring for us all. Happy New Year my friend. May we both become vessels of positive change in our communities.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 months ago

      John Hansen The sad part is I spent ninety percent of my life resisting change. I never wanted to type my writings. Only write them out on paper. I felt there was a bigger connection to my work that felt more personal. Once you leap forward it is almost impossible to go back. I use to save all my writings and all my rough drafts now on the computer it is just a fix of a button and the old copy disappears. I wish there was a way to see each draft. i never wanted to have a cell phone. I thought it was just another way companies convinced people something they need to have. Now I find the cell phone so much more important than my old ways. So here it is. I fought against the two greatest changes in the world and I was wrong on both of them. How many smaller levels was I also wrong. i get sick just thinking about it. I honestly get angry when I hear about fires and the destruction they cause. The lives of animals and people not to mention the damage to nature and houses. It is definitely a problem to be solved. Not an easy solution. i am convinced it can be done. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. I appreciate the comment so much. P.S. People always focus on the bad. Why not say let us make the world safer than ever before by.... We have it so good for so long I think people get too laid back until some unfortunate thing happens. Why wouldn't people listen before disaster strikes. Maybe it's human nature. After the fact is always more of a scare tactics than preventive medicine. Have a great day.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes DreamOn, I know you will do wonderful things even better than before. Change is always difficult, for me anyway. I usually try to avoid it but sometimes I know it is inevitable and probably for the better.

      Fires are raging across this country at the moment...the word "Apocolypse" has even been mentioned. they say over half a billion animals have been killed including around 800,000 koalas.

      Change needs to occur in future to try to prevent further disasters.

      Anyway, another fine poem. thanks for sharing.


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