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T Is For Tyler


I Know You

I am sure by now you would have given up

It takes a special person

To search for a needle in a haystack

It also takes a big imagination to dream up what is about to happen next

It is easy to get bored

It is also just as easy to be excited

To do the things that you love

Especially, now when you have the extra time

Catch up on much-needed sleep

Do the things you have always wanted to do

Where before you didn't have the time

You can make up excuses

Unfortunately, you will lose out

Think of a day off which could lead to a weeks vacation

Many times we limit ourselves to our ability

Not that we can't do something

We don't give ourselves the opportunity to excel

We beat us up more than anyone else can

Sometimes it takes a little creativity

When we are negative it is easy to find fault in everything

To blame everyone else

If we turned that down and out feeling

Into something a little more positive

Matters like this don't just resolve themselves

They could use a helping hand or lift

I know you already think

You have tried everything

There is always something we didn't see

Something small maybe a glimmer of hope

You would be surprised how far that little opening

Like a sky on a rainy day

It begins to change into something wonderful

How much different we feel

With just a little sunshine

This is just one example

I know you think you are different

It is not a bad thing

That's what makes you amazing and wonderful

If you take that unique gift and dig even deeper

When you get stuck on a problem

There are many ways to look at that situation

We can get all bent out of shape

Let it ruin our day

We can let the same problem inspire us to greatness

Look around you and see how other people

Take the bad and make it better

They are no different than you

Maybe the way it is

Is so different than it was

Finding the best in any situation

It is something you have to do for yourself

Nobody knows you better than you

When all you have is time on your hands

Make the time count

Then you will see the time fly by faster than before

That is a telltale sign

You are heading in the right direction

Then again you can watch hours and hours

Binge-watching one t.v. show after another

It will be a lot of fun

Will it really help your situation in the long run?

No, even though it felt great for a little while

Think of all the possibilities

Let someone else worry and stress on all the problems

Together great things are achieved

You do so much more than you give yourself credit for

Life's difficulties can turn out to make each day extraordinary

Exceeding up beyond

Remembering life is what you make of it

Give me a text when you find this stoem

I will know you received my message

Just in case you didn't have time to make a call

Most Friday nights people are busy

Unless you are me

Then you're creating a dream

That isn't possible yet

That one day will come

Like the rain

Without notice or acceptance

But here just the same


DREAM ON (author) on April 10, 2020:

Ann Carr When I see all the good things that come out this Pandemic. I wonder why we can't see more of this in the news on a regular basis. I believe people are basically good. We just need a push and sometimes a shove in the right direction. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Here is to a better and healthier day for everyone.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 09, 2020:

Ah I see - just think of it as me reading it wrongly! Yes, we all have to veer to the positive and do what we can.

Keep safe and well.


DREAM ON (author) on April 09, 2020:

Ann Carr I made a mistake. I wanted to say when a loved one is sick it is hard enough. Everyone is healthy and fine. I worded it wrong. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Every day we never know what can and will happen. All can try our best and try to help other people along the way. Each day enjoying all the things that make us happy. I try my best to write I'm thinking. Sometimes I write too slow or think too much. Either way, it makes me excited for tomorrow. The littlest thing can make me smile. Have a wonderful night and pleasant dreams.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 07, 2020:

I'm thinking of you caring for your sick loved one. Hope all goes well.


DREAM ON (author) on April 07, 2020:

Ann Carr Every day I have a new appreciation for all those nurses and doctors who are on the front lines. That includes all healthcare workers and social workers. There are so many other people that help out all the time and make everything possible. The list is endless. Life is so precious. I have trouble dealing with one loved one sick let alone someone dying from this disease. Thank you so much for reaching out and connecting to my poems. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 06, 2020:

It'll be fun and will be at the beginning of May.

Take care of you and yours; best wishes from me,


DREAM ON (author) on April 06, 2020:

Ann Carr I knew you would find a good way to enjoy your special day. Writers are creative and like to enjoy lots of happiness. When is your big day? Thank you so much for reading and sharing. There are endless ways we can make life just a little more interesting. What a great vision to see and believe in every day. Thanks so much and make Monday a fun day.

DREAM ON (author) on April 06, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee We all have our personal struggles. Little do we know we share some of the same aches and pains just at different times in our lives. I believe we are always better for trying and things have a way of working out. I understand how hard it must be but in the end, it will all be worth it. Thank you for giving me an update. I can't wait till things are going great financially. Then this will always be a memory to tell others and tell them they can make it too. I appreciate all your comments and visits. Each day I learn something new from you. Stay safe and don't forget to exercise. Happy Monday.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 04, 2020:

That was most inspirational. I guess in a way I have come full circle. I finally got an agreement with a company giving me writing jobs from San Francisco. A wide variety of topics but when I started they informed me they pay every two weeks and I came in the middle. Now I am poor as a church mouse, I badly need to fill up my Copyscape and other tools I need for writing and I have no idea when the money is coming. I am now no worse off than I was and no better. I hope you're staying safe and having a good weekend. Florida is on lockdown.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2020:

What lovely thoughts! Thank you, I will pass on your best wishes to my granddaughter. My birthday will be celebrated in self-isolation too, with a glass or two of bubbly and a quiet evening in (for a change!).

I too have lovely family members who keep me sane and entertained!

I wish you a warm, sunny weekend.


DREAM ON (author) on April 04, 2020:

Ann Carr I almost forgot and it was the first thing on my mind, please wish your granddaughter a wonderful birthday!!! I always loved birthdays since it is always about giving something special to someone we love. I think our own birthday is a perfect time to see all the great things we have achieved over the years. I know none of it would be possible if it wasn't for my family and friends. I have one nephew in particular who helps me see the other side of any situation. He keeps me grounded even though my head is in the clouds. I have a neice who also listens to my craziest ideas and bought me a wonderful journal to list them all. Then I have another nephew who shows me every day how to achieve the best of the best and will never take no for an answer. These are only three examples of burning lights in my life that never get dim. There are many more that fill up pages and pages. Where do we start when do we begin. The answer is every day until we can't do any more. Thank you so much and have a beautiful, sunny Spring day.

DREAM ON (author) on April 04, 2020:

Ann Carr Now is a great time to see how people band together and get the job done. the Pandemic can't and won't be solved by one person and it isn't going to be over tomorrow, the next day or even next month. As much as I wish it never happened it did and now we have to make the best of it. Every time when I run out of steam I think of all those people who relied on so many others to help a complete stranger out. I think we all want peace in the world. We just have an odd way of showing it. I appreciate your comment and your valuable time. Please stay safe and keep sharing and giving. Every little bit helps. I believe we all have special gifts nobody in the world has if we could only take the time to find them and share them with the world.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2020:

Inspiring! It's true that it's all too easy to lose ourselves in self-pity but so much better to get up and do something. Also, all those lovely people out there helping - the doctors and nurses, the volunteers, neighbours... the list is endless.

This week I've done loads in the garden, made 4 cushions (I don't sew!) and sorted out my desk. It's the little things that niggle, the 'little' things that take more time than we think, but it's oh so satisfying when we've done it! I feel pleased with myself and that makes me pleased with the world. The sunshine helps so much - I can smile at anything if the sun is out.

Tomorrow we are promised a warm Spring day and it's also one of my granddaughter's birthday. I shall talk to her on FaceTime and share some of the excitement and celebrations - that will be wonderful.

I have nothing to moan about, unless I go seeking - and I won't!

Keep safe and well!


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