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Some Things Are Everything

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At Least That Is What We Think

Until they are gone

Then there is nothing we can say or do

It happened to me

In the past now again just yesterday

As I continue cleaning making headway

Progress sometimes slow

I know what I want

Just I never seem to get there

They say it's not the catch

But the hunt

I am not sure I feel the same way

I am a dreamer

With that many dreams fall quickly to the wayside

Only a few make it across the tight rope of life

I constantly take a huge stride forward

To suddenly be thrown back like a balloon in a gust of wind

I look for ways to make life easy

In the process life becomes tricky

As much as I try to keep things for safekeeping

It is far from easy when you have a small home

I have a number of books and writings

So things get packed away

Unfortunately, when they are unpacked they aren't as safe as I hoped they would be

In my cellar, it gets damp and when I had water in the cellar last Spring

I thought they would be safe in plastic containers and plastic bags

Not always the case

Some things got ruined

The plastic cracked and to my surprise

What was dry now became wet

Out to the trash, you go

It is hard to collect anything made of paper for years

Water is their worst enemy

If we were to keep score

One for water and zero for paper

Out of all the things I could save

I picked the wrong hobby

Next life I think the only things I will save is rocks

A nice old rock collection that will give me great pleasure

They have been around forever

They each have a story to tell

They can resist all kinds of weather

So hard to break

Really cool to look at

You can display them inside or outside

Many are small and take up little room

I wish all my friends hobbies they also enjoy

That gives them more fun than stress

Easy clean up after

A lifetime of happiness

With nothing to dampen your day






Comments

DREAM ON (author) on September 28, 2020:

I am learning new ways to do things.I have never been a person who adjusts well to change. I keep trying to find a solution. Some ideas have to be tweaked and tweaked again. Thank you for all your encouragement. Each day we have to keep trying and not let frustration get the best of us. Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 25, 2020:

I'm having trouble leaving comments on LetterPile.

Sorry you are going through this mess.

Water can definitely damage alot of things. But try not to despair...i know you will eventually see the light.

You are determined & have a great attitude

Take care

DREAM ON (author) on September 25, 2020:

I am so sad to hear about you losing your home in 2012. I am glad you are better. I am not my best when I lose old writings and pictures I tried to keep. We have no choice but to move on. On different occasions, I have flashbacks to why didn't I do this or that. If I keep busy the bad thoughts leave my head. Life is so much better when it is shared with people who know how you feel. Thank you so much for finding me. I appreciate all your comments and thoughts. Are you writing on any other site? Sometimes it is hard enough just to get out of bed in the morning. (lol)

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 25, 2020:

I cannot comment directly on your poem since LetterPile has the comments disabled. Hopefully, by commenting on the news feed you will see that I read your poem. It reminds me of when our home burned back in Sept of 2012. Life has a way of helping us realize that things are just things. Even the most sentimental ones.

DREAM ON (author) on September 25, 2020:

I love your positive attitude that keeps bringing on new ideas and suggestions. There is a whole world out there and so much to do. Take your time and don't rush to get older enjoy all the fun that is around you every day. Before you know it ten, twenty, or thirty years will slip by. There is no better feeling than looking back at your life and remember all the times you spent with family and friends. Have a sensational afternoon. I have to do some yard work. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 23, 2020:

Absolutely! You've got a very productive mindset.

Let's continue the awesome exploration and most importantly Dream on ;-)

Thanks as well for being so kind and openminded. Have a fantastic night :-)

DREAM ON (author) on September 22, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I love the way ideas take shape. They are not one persons ideas like so many people want to believe. They are a beautiful collaboration of many people's thoughts and dreams rolled together. Sometimes I like to be the steam roller that joins to ideas together. I believe we all have so much more talent than we realize. We just have to be patient and wait, listen, and learn. Thanks for being so helpful and kind.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 22, 2020:

Wow it's like having a new baby :-D

Thank you and God bless Let's Dream on;-)

DREAM ON (author) on September 21, 2020:

Chrish Canosa We are both doing fine. We have a cat Charlotte that keeps us on our toes. She had her moods and last night for whatever reason she did not want to go to sleep. As much as I tried she kept clawing at our bed. I got up every two hours to calm her down. Back to bed only to wake up again and again. Most of the time she will sleep during the night and wake me up at 5:30. She sleeps all day off and on and so she has all her energy at night. I also wish you and your family good health and a good day. Thanks so much for reading my poems.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 20, 2020:

Absolutely!

Happiness and good health is my best wish to you and your wife.

I hope you two are having a peaceful and beautiful day;-)

DREAM ON (author) on September 20, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I almost said the exact same words to you. Then I thought I have to be great at something? No, I am just about average or fair and sometimes lousy at some things that I have tried. So I have to keep trying and find the one thing that is exceptional. It might take a while. I am fifty-six and I still have a long way to go. I better step on it. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Life is so wonderful when we meet friends that find the good in others and the good in themselves along the way. Happy Sunday.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 18, 2020:

I don't have specific plan yet, since our community is still under quarantine I dunno, lately I just wanna sleep.

Existing talent was my problem as well, it keeps on changing almost every year

Mom always had that line

You're on your way to

"Jack in all trades master of none "

So far I enjoy playing piano

God bless you and your wife:-)

DREAM ON (author) on September 18, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I love your insight and dreams. What are your plans in the years ahead? I have always loved seeing people happy. Writing makes me feel good and if it brings a smile to someone else then I feel I have brightened someone's day. Even if it is only for a few minutes. I don't really have one special talent that sticks out. Many people have unique skills and so it goes. A basketball player, doctor, carpenter, singer, and the list goes on. Some people just know from when they were little what they wanted in their life. Thank you for the beautiful response. Hope we can all find what we are looking for and wanting in life. Have one great morning.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 18, 2020:

Absolutely!!! Always remind your self what purpose you are fighting, what it is that keep you moving forward no matter what. Maybe your purpose is to help the community maybe you have environmental concerns or you want to feed those unfortunate sisters and brothers outsides what ever it is no matter how small you have as long as it comes from your heart it'll be priceless. Forgiveness and Love heals bruises no matter how deep ;-)

A bunge of love from my beautiful country Philippines!!!! Have a fantastic day!!!

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

John Hansen It is easier with the use of computers you can copy something and file it away. For many years I didn't have that option and I did the best I could. Sometimes things don't work out as planned. I have to be happy with what I have and anything extra is a bonus. It is easy to want more but it is harder to keep track of everything. Less is better. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Another lesson learned. Now if I can only remember the lesson next time. Have a great Friday.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I love what you have learned. It is easy to be critical and judgemental about the things we do. Because I know each time we expect a lot from ourselves. When things don't work out it is easy to beat ourselves up and never let it go. I am trying and words help me bridge the gap. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Life is so much better when we get to share it with other people who understand. I hope Friday is a good day for you.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee Maybe you can look at the new memories you have made in Florida and the friends you have met and start there. Soon it will trigger other good memories and you are off to a wonderful start. Thank you so much for reading and caring. I hope you have a lovely Friday.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 13, 2020:

Right now at the moment to keep me going my memories are everything. I look around at what is left of my life in Latvia and suddenly for some reason, it makes me sad to think I will never go back again.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 12, 2020:

Hey there!

I guess you're not alone in this life drama

I admired you for being so openminded. I'm grateful tho not everyday;-) and that's normal

I'm not rich but I'm happy and contented for what I have

I took risk most of the time I failed

I always do the self sabotage and self blame not until I realize blaming people especially my self is pointless.

'Till someone taught me about self compassion ( acceptance without judgement ) keep following your dreams and on the way enjoy and give love to people and to your self for it is the fuel of our souls.

I wish you all the best I'm sure on the way you'll find what life is really all about ;-)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 12, 2020:

The older you get I think you appreciate even more that you have kept a good and accurate account of your life and will easily recall all the fond memories. I don’t have a problem with water fortunately so can keep my books and paperwork reasonably safe.

DREAM ON (author) on September 12, 2020:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt I grew up long before the Internet. So to save things in a scrapbook was a big deal. You collected a keepsake of all your fondest memories. I thought I would go one step farther if small items of my past bring me joy what would happen if I had a daily account of my life. So my writing began. In bits and pieces. At the age of nine, my thoughts were expanding but to where. My own family told me nobody cares about what you do. You are not famous. Your day to day activities are boring to read. So many times I started and stopped. With an inner conflict what I thought was important and what other people found important. Now some forty-six years later I am still trying to put together my own life puzzle. One that means something. That is important. That helps people understand we all have a story to tell. We all have a gift to give. Even if it is not the same as everyone else. It can be different and odd and unusual. I keep following my dreams to see where they lead. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I almost deleted my whole comment with a fick of a wrong finger. Have a great Saturday.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 11, 2020:

Interesting composition. Keep something which does not degrade with time and be happy. Good thought. Stay blessed.