My Forgotten World

Updated on June 6, 2019

One I Never Did Complete

Filled with more emotion than marbles have color

Over the years I have suppressed my biggest struggles

Filing them away like old paid bills in a good,heavy duty, metal file cabnet

Thinking I need them

For what purpose?

To show what I have worked so long and hard for

Little changes that mean only something to me

When we bought our first microwave

Only after the one that was given to us finally broke

I still wasn't ready to part with it

So I kept the inside glass turning tray

To put our cat dish on

To keep it off the floor

It catches her food quite good

She is a messy eater sometimes

I have to justify everything in my mind

If it really makes sense

That is questionable?

We had an old flat grill

We bought it and thought it would be perfect

It was lousy from the first day on

Food would not heat

Then when it did heat up

It would burn

We tried oil and butter

Nothing seemed to make it any better

There were many burnt pancakes eaten

Just because I was too stubburn

To let go

Admit it was a bad purchase

I don't understand it

How could anyone sell such a product?

That clearly doesn't work

So I now use it for a place to put my yard sneakers

It keeps all the mud off the floor

Easy to clean

There are so many little things

I do constantly that never get said

They remain only a thought in my head

I have old notes that fill not just one box but many

Talking about what was important on that special day

Does it change the world?

No

Does it change my mind?

In some strange ways

It helped me shape the person I am today

These are little experiences

Nobody ever reveals

Trade secrets people die with

I have a tick my wife found on me

In a small pill bottle sitting in alcohol

I am thankful she found it

What would happen if she didn't?

God forbid, I ended up with Lime Disease

Like so many other people who suffer

There life is never the same

Because of something smaller than a penny

It was not because of something they did

It was because of something they didn't do

Find that little wrotten insect

Sometimes organic sprays are not enough

Then there was a spoon

That I bent trying to get ice cream out of the half gallon

I was too lazy to get a icecream scoop

As I go through each and everything

They have no real cash value

They have a life value

I had a water bottle I started drinking in the car

It got tossed in the back seat

I simply forgot about it

Was the water still good

I think so

Then they say water left in the sun in a plastic bottle can be trouble

Luckily we don't believe everything we read

This time I poured my water out on a favorite plant

It wasn't so much the cost of the water

It was the principle

I was taught not to waste

I broke the golden rule

Think how crazy is that?

That was a glimpse inside my head

As I sit here and type

My neck stiff and my back sore

I worked out in the yard yesterday

Just in a nick of time

It poured last night

I mean the sky opened up

It came down hard for hours

I know the grass hasn't been cut for two weeks

If I waited it would of been three weeks

The grass would be too long and high and hard to cut

I push myself to cut it every week

The only reason I don't do it

We get busy

Some things take top priority over other things

What is right and wrong?

If I l only knew

Each time I try

To be someone who I will love

Just a little more than before






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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee I could definitely see Sid meowing in the rain. If you did a video of Sid and put it on Youtube it could be really funny. If you attached it to your hub it could go viral. If it did you could afford those cute little kittens. Then think of the stories you could tell. The poet that you are you could turn the stories into a series of poems that could later become a children's book. Then work would go nice. Life would go even better. The old lady who lived in a shoe comes to mind. You would be the young woman who had many kittens and a lovely cat named Sid. Just a thought. Good luck and I can't wait to see how and when your creative juices get flowing. Have one great and sweet night.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        2 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Sid sends his sincerest meows to Charlotte and my greeting to you both. Presently Sid is grumpy and unappreciative of the late afternoon showers we have been having most every day He cannot peacefull command his rooftop world without being completely wet. I am hoping sunny days are on the way soon.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee Not all surprises are good. We have to pick and choose. Thankfully I have years of life experience to fall back on and good parents that taught me the value of moderation. At times I fall off the wagon and want to just write all the time. Which I enjoy very much. Then on the bad side, there is also energy I can't explain that I don't like and it is being lazy. Where you don't have the willpower or the oomph to want to do anything. I got in a funk. It was a tricky situation. Usually, it doesn't last that long. This time it was over a month. I have been using my new cell phone a lot. I think some of the reason is because of it. Too much to see quickly at any time. Before I had to wait to go on my computer at home. That would usually be at night. Where I only have a couple of hours if that. When everything else is already done. Now the phone made me feel like nothing else was more important and the phone was my driving force. This day looks so beautiful and I hope you are enjoying it outside. Thank you for your special comments. How is Sid these days? Charlotte is getting her beauty nap in as we speak. My wife and I and Charlotte send our love.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 months ago

        John Hansen I can't believe it. Five days have passed and I am in a tug of war with myself. Like trying to unravel a long garden hose where it just keeps getting wrapped up entangled in itself. That is not an excuse just the way things turn out. I appreciate so many things in one day. Then on the flip side, so many things in the world are crazy.I am always seeking a creative balance. It not easy. I am torn to what I want and what other people think. I never thought I needed a new cell phone and all the options. Only after the old one didn't work anymore. We had to get new ones. My wife and I bought something new instead the older model just to have a phone. I got hooked and can see things I didn't see before. I was suddenly thrown in a very past paced world that I did everything to avoid. Movies and videos at a tap of the screen. It is so easy to get carried away. I feel myself changing. I am not sure I like the changes. The more I use the phone less I want to write. It becomes very addictive. After giving myself a break I am still in control. I can still take it or leave it. Now I am using it less. This is only after a few short months. I plan to write more about it. Now I can see how the younger generation easily gets hooked on speed and the fast-paced world. Thank you for your inspirational comments. I haven't forgotten you. I always resisted change. For once I accepted it and got swept away like fast blowing wind. Luckily I have sense enough to get out of the wind. Thank you so much for all your support and I hope your day is going well. It rained yesterday and the sun is out. If I was on my phone I wouldn't care and I think I would of even noticed. (lol)

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        2 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Life goes on and it seems there are forever new surprises round the bend. Hope you had a wonderful week and will have a great weekend.

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        John Hansen 

        2 months ago from Queensland Australia

        As always, Dream On, you display your deep appreciation for all the little things that make up your life. I am like you.. I don’t like to waste anything.

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