The Past Isn't The Present

Updated on January 31, 2018

Only We Can Decide To Make It Different

Years pass and we learn so much more than before

There are things that happened that we stomp on

Every chance we get

To be human is to be a person

That we don't always understand or accept

Constantly being influenced by television and the movies

Newspapers and magazines

The wonderful world of books

Our family and the roots that travel deep

Coworkers on and off the job

Close friends and distant acquaintances

Now we have the beauty of the internet

Who do we trust ?

What people say and have told us or our own instincts

I have weaved a combination of all that I have experienced

Bringing my passion and dreams

Unrealistic to the outside world

When the taste in your mouth turns bitter

Being true to myself

Finding my creative energies

In writing where my mind turns on and my thoughts emerge

Instead of turning to alcohol and drugs

Gambling or another addiction

I face the highs and lows

With an uncertainty I am willing to accept

A balance that is hidden under the surface

What we see is not what we think it is

If you bet on yourself you can never lose

Working long and hard

Knowing what I like

Then I find ways to enjoy what I have

Keeping all options open

Constantly reworking every possible situation in my mind

Following my feelings

Searching and finding new understanding

Sleeping it off

Only to be happy

To see

Life is a lot like the weather

Cold and harsh one minute

Then sunny and bright the day after

In life we may end up at a different place than we had planned

Only to find out that we have had

What we always wanted and never knew


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      DREAM ON 5 weeks ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I sent you an e-mail. In the meantime I am off to work. Take your time. Erasing things isn't the way to go. Be patient. I will find someone. I don't know enough. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Looking toward the future positively is the best. Speaking of this I hope you can give me some advice. I have a manuscript ready and would like to self-publish my first book of poems. I have been stewing over this for a couple of month and it is bringing me so much heartache that I am considering to just stop with the poetry since I cannot get a book out what has it all been for? Deleting all my work would be easy and perhaps just continue writing. My problem is this no matter what anyone says, no matter what anyone suggest I CANNOT do the formatting. I CANNOT and DON't UNDERSTAnd it. Therefore I cannot get my book published to Amazon. Do you know anyone who could publish this book for me. I went on CreateSpace and got the IBN or whatever numbers and then the project just sits there with problems due to formatting and something about the cover I chose. I there anyone who could do this for me. I cannot pay a lot but I would be willing to consider a price. Afterall I wanted my first book to finally get out and also dedicate it to my late husband. It seems no one can help me do this. If no one can do this for me then I guess to spare me any more heartaches it is time to get out of the poetry field and just delete it all. No sense in continuing if I cannot share my work and know the joy of having my own book of poems published. Hoping to get your response before my depression sets in anymore. I have no heart and soul to write anymore and the next set of poems I publish online will surely be my last. What else can I ask? What about asking everyone on Google + where I am part of many poetry groups if anyone can help me there. Thank you for taking the time to read my frustration.

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      DREAM ON 6 weeks ago

      Dora Weithers I noticed as I get older how much I have forgotten and how much the world around me has changed. We have to find what makes us happy in the inside then when more changes take place or we tend to forget all the good we have accomplished we know we are still on the right track. We can look back and be proud not just where we are at the moment but every step of the way. If other people can feel that wonderful feeling too then we have reached a point of happiness that can be shared and everyone benefits. Not like sports where there is only one winner and everyone else falls behind that person. Tonight the Philadephia Eagles won the Super Bowl and beat The New England Patriots. The New England Patriots where going for their 6th Championship win. There is always next year. It is nice to see a different team have the enjoyment and happiness that the Patriots have experienced. Congratulations all you Eagle fans. I wish people treated their own lives with the same excitement and thrill they do sports. I think we would all be much happier. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Your words bring such warmth to my heart.

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      Dora Weithers 6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      More healthy perspective on life as it comes. You always manage to reach some positive conclusions and they are always relatable. Thanks.

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      DREAM ON 6 weeks ago

      Kari Poulsen In your profession you had think fast and face many different situations. That helps you in the future decision making. I am not fast on my feet. I think about things a long time after everyone else does. That is one of my downfalls. I love to relive all the great moments where so many people say enough already. So I write about it instead. I want to tell the world and sometimes people in the world don't care. Thank you for reading and sharing. I hope your day went amazing.

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      Kari Poulsen 6 weeks ago from Ohio

      I always say trust your own instincts. No one knows you like you do. I think when we trust our instincts they will not let us down. But, life is different for each person. I only know about my life.