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
DREAM ON (author) on January 03, 2020:
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 from Washington Court House on January 02, 2020:
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.
DREAM ON (author) on January 02, 2020:
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.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 02, 2020:
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 (author) on January 02, 2020:
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.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 02, 2020:
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.