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Now Is a Time to Compromise


We Fought Long And Hard

Maybe it won't be as bad as we thought

When all we could see is one way

With no room for the slightest change

Do it our way or no way

Could we have been wrong along?

When we were looking for an apology

We got none

I have never seen anything like it

I have my point of view

From standards that were set long ago

They worked for me

Why are they not good today?

As I shrug my shoulders in dismay

I have to move on

I can't hold on

It has been too long

So as we go forward

Testing the new waters

They seem cold

Only when we are in the water

Do we realize it really isn't that bad

The uncertainty of not knowing

It should work a certain way

Maybe it will work better

Time will tell

Let's wait and see


DREAM ON (author) on February 27, 2020:

Bill Holland The title I typed was a typo error and HubPages corrected it. I saw the error and I was going to leave it because it shows I have an idea and someone else has an idea to make it better. I am willing to compromise to get my point across. Giving and receiving helps both of us to make life a little bit better. All ideas are not totally new they are an extension of someone else's thoughts just a little bit further. That what makes the world go round and round. Sometimes too fast for me to keep up and I get real dizzy I have to sit down. (lol) I do love change. Not always the way I think it would go but necessary in life. If we don't change and adapt we become extinct like the dinosaurs. Isn't it time we learn from the reptiles. Some of the biggest in the world. Thank you for reading and sharing your wonderful thoughts and advice. I hope all is well. Have a lovely night.

DREAM ON (author) on February 27, 2020:

Kari Poulsen I have heard people who shoot off their mouth and think they know everything. The friction starts and the tension builds. Then I have heard wonderful people with great ideas be silenced. I honestly think there is a middle ground. I look around and see the real beauty of life. I am less and less concerned with the bad attitudes and insults so many people give. I am tired of the bull. I think more people would agree it is not the way to go. When we see and start doing things for other people that help instead of hurt. Society as a whole has to want to change. In work, home it can be separated. What happens one place has to trickle over to all areas of our life. It is never to late to try again. Only if we are given the chance. I remember my parents telling me to look around you. These children are going to run your government and set laws that will affect your life. So it is so important they grow up learning and understanding what we have learned in our life so they can do better and lead the world in a better direction than we ever could. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I can never get enough of the people that help make our world one beautiful and lovely world.

DREAM ON (author) on February 27, 2020:

Lorna Lamon I wonder how many people think they are right most of the time? Probably 99.9% giving a 3% margin of error. How many problems started from a simple misunderstanding that became way out of control? Maybe 45%. Then how many people found out they were wrong and too stubborn to admit it? Maybe 10%. How about the people that we're right and nobody really appreciates them? Maybe 30%. Here are a bunch of wild guesses and not facts. Even if the facts are wrong the result is the same. What does all this mean? We all have to learn to get along to solve the small and the biggest problems in the world. When we fight so many things turn bad. Our tempers flare and words get said that shouldn't ever be said. Things that affect people, real people can cause more problems and can lead to a very, very bad situation. One that could of been easily avoided if we found a different way. Then we all have said one time or another I am going to do what has to be done no matter what. A little too late and the damage is done. Now you have to clean up the mess. I just say there is a way to avoid the headache. Compromise looks like a great solution. I found it necessary to let time pass and hold our tongue and rethink what we were going to say. You would be surprised how much can change when we have just an hour to think. What happens if it was a day or two?I have felt and been in these situations many times. I try everything to avoid. They happen anyway. Thank you so much for reading and caring.

Lorna Lamon on February 26, 2020:

Not always easy to compromise and it depends on the circumstances. However, I feel it is essential for a healthy relationship. A great write Dream On with very vivid descriptions.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 25, 2020:

Hi DREAM ON! "Let's wait and see" is the best advice ever. It's like with this new Covid19 virus, things could be awful or they may not. We have to wait and see.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 25, 2020:

The Art of Compromise seems to be missing in this country, and we all lose because of it. By the way, the title...now instead of niw??? Loved the poem, my friend.

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