That Old Routine

Updated on July 15, 2019

We Are Chugging Along

It feels like we have been here before

That's because we have

Most days are made up of the things we do the most

We all have our own schedule we follow

Once and awhile we will stray

More often than not

The things we did last week

We are doing again this week

Then the months that follow

It is just the way it is

Sometimes our job dictates the time we have

It is easier to do the things you have done before

They become second nature

We don't have to think

Most of our daily routine becomes automatic

That can be a great time saver

Then again it can be real bad

We limit ourselves to new experiences

Even though I like what I do

I have worked long and hard to get where I am at

I wonder how many people feel the same way

You might get up at the same time

Watch the same t.v. programs night after night

Eat the same foods on the same days as the week before

Stop at the bank, run errands and sit on the same chair

We are prone to have the thougths will bring us the result we want

Then we hang around with the same friends

Who also act generally the same way

When I look back at all the things I have done

Many don't even come to mind

Because they are not out of the ordinary

So they don't stand out

Some people call it the hum drum of life

The same old same old

I am not sure if we can escape from it

I like to think of it more like the cream of the crop

Where we make our life in every moment

Deciding what to do

Finding what is good for us

Then sticking to it

Avoiding the bad

The bad is only going to put us in a dark place where we don't want to be

So you can find me sitting on the computer

Typing at the same keys

Usually late night and early morning

Spinning a tale or two

From years ago till now

I haven't changed much at all

I am getting older and slowing down a bit

We shall see if I am correct

I am going to look at old notes

Then compare them to today

The results will be in soon

I am going to be excited or shocked

So good night for now

Off to get some much needed sleep


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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        4 months ago

        Lorna Lamon I am glad you enjoyed my poem. There are many things we can control and many more things we have no control over in each day. I am not an expert in any field and I am a fry cook for my whole working career. That is only for the past 36 years. I do try to observe people and ask myself many questions and try to turn those ideas, thoughts, feelings, inspirations into poems. Tying the loose ends of life together. As it was a rope. My attempt at bringing the shining stars closer to home. Thank you so much for your visit. May you be encouraged and intrigued to come back again and again. Wishing you a day of prosperity and passion.

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        DREAM ON 

        4 months ago

        Nellieanna Hay Your words bring such comfort to my heart. You have always been such an inspirational part of my writing. I try to think of things that you have said and still bring out the best of me. I am always growing and learning. Sometimes not going down without a fight. I have times where I have done less writing and just throw myself into my day. I like to think of myself as an old stick and I have one just purpose to be thrown into the fire to burn bright for that moment. That's it. That is all there is. Then my mind gets to thinking and I go out of my mind and think what if we get two sticks together what can we do? Build a bigger fire. Then if that is true how about saving a whole year of sticks. What will we have then. Then another thought crosses my mind how about using the sticks for a different purpose altogether. A birdhouse, bench, and an umbrella to name just a few. Then I hear your voice say All is nice and good but let us not get carried away dear. It is only a stick you know. There are more important things to do than play with sticks. At least that is the way I imagined it. Then I say you are right. I will write. Maybe another time I will revisit the stick idea. Well, I won't keep you from your breakfast and afternoon tea. Once I get talking I never want to stop. Then I hear your voice in my head again. Breathe it is good to breathe. Take time and don't rush. When we rush we miss things and will not be happy with the results. One day at a time. Have a great day and I hope we can talk soon.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        4 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee You have given your heart and making this the greatest home for those beautiful kittens. How lucky and blessed they are to have such a wonderful mom. I am happier than yesterday. Even though yesterday I was happier than the day before. How beautiful life is. Sharing with each other the beauty that comes and goes. When it comes it is like a wave of happiness. When it goes it is like the night. We know it's coming and then it just strikes. Thank you so much. Happy morning and may you have an exceptional day.

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        DREAM ON 

        4 months ago

        Chitrangada Sharan I wonder how much our customs and traditions change our views and our life as a whole? The people that go to church and pray two to five days a week all take time out of every day. There are only 24 hours in a day. It can only be spent one way. We need to sleep and have to eat. Some people believe prayer is more important than both. I pray when I have a free moment. I write when I can. Work takes up a third of my day. That leaves little room for other things. If I play with our cat or sleep late my whole day is changed. In the summer I spend a great deal of time outside tending to our yard. In the winter I spend the same amount of time shoveling snow or leaving earlier so I can drive safely to work. Most of my free time is spent dreaming of all the greatest loves we have experienced in our life. Then planning how to make it happen again and again. Thank you for reading and sharing. Life is all about caring. From my home to your home I hope your most wonderful prayers are answered.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        4 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Nice poem and so much relatable. I think, all of us normally follow the same old routine, except on some special occasions or special days. Life is like that.

        Thanks for sharing this.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        4 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        With the kittens around here, not much sleep is to be had. Just set up a cat tree for them hoping to keep them occupied and in one place. They are slowly getting used to it. Hope you're having a great new week.

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        Nellieanna Hay 

        4 months ago from TEXAS

        I've had some issues and have not circulated on Hubpages, but am glad to see you are still going strong!

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 months ago

        This is an interesting poem on the predictability of life, which we all adhere to because it's safe. However, it's also good to shake things up a little bit from time to time, otherwise safe becomes boring. Thank you for sharing.

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