So There You Are

Updated on June 4, 2020

I Haven't Seen You For Years

I read a friends lovely poem

That triggered home

It brought back old memories

Which I thought were long gone

In this fast-moving world

I might be at the halfway point

Who knows?

I could even be at the end

Let's say I am at the beginning again

Where all things seemed possible

I have a long life to live

With very few doubts and lots of wonderful ideas

If was to be bold

I would say I am far from old

I wanted one wish

To spend time with all my family and friends that I knew

Knowing life takes it's toll

We all will one day leave this world alone

To where we go nobody knows

We all have different ideas

Some people talk about them

Other people hide their feelings deep inside

Through it all is a constant thread

We all experience love

What we have today

Can be fun in many ways

It also can be sad and unfortunate

Tomorrow is another day

Today has changed us in some small way

We may see it and reflect on it from time to time

Then we may never notice it at all

Our bodies age and tell us a message

In our minds we feel invincible

So often we ignore any other indications

The sun rises and sets

We go on with our plans

They are endless

So are the many thoughts that we may think

If we are smart

We will write a few things that we have done today

The thoughts that we think as we are doing them

A way of highlighting a memory

It might be visiting a fellow hubber on HubPages

Reading her work and leaving a comment

Then realizing how her words can move us in a new direction

Busy with life

We write a lot and often run out of time

To visit other peoples works

The time is 3:53 in the morning

My wife was tired and off to sleep she went

It was only a few hours ago

We were watching American Idol

We watched the whole season last year

We only missed 13 years

We went to Ocean Job lots and picked up some garden soil at a good price

I got my first haircut since the Pandemic started in March 11, 2020

My wife and I are off today and tomorrow

We both took Friday as an extra day

It is so nice to be home together

Today we went to bed at seven only to wake up at ten

We missed supper

We ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when we got up

Now I see what looks like a full moon in the darkness

After four pictures I tried to capture the image

We had a quick unexpected rain shower

I ran around the house shutting all the windows

My cell phone isn't charging right

Two hours later

It still shows only 50 percent

I think I have to get it fixed

I didn't talk to anyone on the cell phone

Cami and I did food shopping at Market Basket

Everyone waiting in line and wearing masks is the new norm

I started my day off watering a few flowers in our yard

While my wife listened to a Weight Watchers meeting by Zoom

This is one of my days that years ago I would put in my diary

For hopes that I would read it another day

Then if I got busy

I never found the time

Then this would only be a lost memory

Forever in my mind


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 weeks ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I am fascinated by your new houseguest and what is Cheese up to today? I will have to read on to find out. Thank you for your comments. Today a busy day out in the yard. Feeling a good tired. I hope your day went well.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I think you will enjoy this about my present houseguest a cat named Cheese with a very bad temperament

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 weeks ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Yes these stories become a relevant time and time again. They show what you have accomplished and what struggles you have faced. They might be some of the same problems that exist. Each time we learn a little more about life and a lot more about our life. The important thing is that we use our time on earth wisely and help those who we can and accept help from others when the time comes. I think life is one big learning lesson that keeps teaching us so many lessons that all we have to do is listen and act. Making one more day a great one. Thank you so much for all your comments over the years. They have taken me from tears to a smile on my face. I hope you have a beautiful start to your day. Maybe a check will be in the mail today.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Many of my saved up articles that can once again be presented online remind me of many things I have long forgotten. So if and when I do choose to have them published again I often add a note on top about what is currently happening and that I am letting people read about how things once were.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 weeks ago

      Chatra Ram As we all move forward at our own pace we help so many people along the way. A comment can go along way. Each positive thought can be expanded on and made bigger. Bringing happiness and joy with six words can make a difference. We let time do its own thing and as we follow the process we are creating each step of the way. Thank you very much for all your inspiring words. Have a happy and powerful day.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 weeks ago

      John Hansen Our writings peek into who we are. Then sometimes we get so busy with life we have to live and enjoy the day before we can actually share it. It is a long bumpy road for me and then other times it is smooth as silk. I would like to know where I can get my hands on lots more silk?(lol) Thank you for reading and caring. I often tip the scale of life way over and have to jump off to start again.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 weeks ago

      I know only too well how that feels. So There You Are is actually a reference to my diary talking to me. Like, don't forget me. My diary hasn't seen me in years either. I write a few thoughts and off to la-la land I go. A little is better than nothing. I am sure you will be writing better than ever real soon. Breaks from time to time are good. They refresh us and give us more energy for the next project. Thank you for all your cherished comments. They pull me forward and push me on. Have a lovely Friday.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 weeks ago

      Lorna Lamon When I started reading your sweet poem (Spirit Of Your Diary). You helped lift my thoughts up and made me see my topsy turvy day unfold only to find a different way of turning it around. I love to connect on many levels and reach far into our past and present. Bringing out the worst and enjoying the good reaching for a new medium. Thank you so much for writing and sharing with others so that we may all find ourselves. Have a great night.

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      5 weeks ago from BARMER INDIA

      Thank you!

      Share a nice poem

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      I love the phrases you have woven into this poem which reads like a timeline of your life's events. These are the memories that remain with us and sustain us as we come to terms with our lives now. This was an emotional read for me Dream On. Thank you for taking me on this journey.

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      John Hansen 

      5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for sharing Dream On. I have been so busy since this pandemic scare started. Seems strange I know with a lot of other people losing their jobs or having no work. I have read a few other people’s articles today but haven’t written a hub this week. The first time I haven’t in ages.

      I have started writing a diary or journal a few times but after a couple of days I forget to keep it up. Great idea to write our days activities down to look at some future time. Anyway have a great day.


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