For That Is Where My Life Is
I have never been the head of my class
I am also lucky not to be the bottom of every list
There were a few times
We will talk about them another time
Life is what we make of it
It is the hand that we have been dealt
Most of my life I fall somewhere smack in the middle
Then I got thinking
That is a big middle
Like the belly I have
Where did it come from?
It didn't just appear over night
Then where have I been?
That's also a story for another day
I am talking about people that do a good job
Go to work every day
Our happy with their own family
Trying to make it work now
So in the future
Life is easier
I don't want to be the richest in the world
I could enjoy being a little better off
I do a good job in and out of work
I do use a lot of i's
Maybe it could be
Can we live the life we want?
By enjoying what we do?
I certainly hope so
This is how I do it
I say Michael think
Think real hard for a solution
Inbetween a loud cough
That came out of know where
I go downstairs and throw some dirty laundry in the washer
At exactly 4:30 in the morning
I was going to do it an hour ago
Then I thought that is way to early
What is too early?
There I go again with crazy rules in my own head
They don't really exsist but they are still there
I have to think about this long and hard
How many things are in our mind
Just fabricated versions of some truth
That's all I have
Dirty laundry that won't clean itself
Be back when I am on the rinse cycle
Then soon I will feel a lot better with no smell
Look good also
Just the word clean always cheers me up
How about you ?
DREAM ON (author) on August 01, 2019:
Gypsy Rose Lee If it is too much to do at once do a little at a time. I make cleaning fun and then I do it more often. If I do it all at once I find it overwhelming. So I am happy when one thing a day gets done. More than that I am on a roll. No pressure just fun. If Sid is happy let him enjoy his wonderful day. I would just give him more kisses and hugs. I would take it one day at a time. You are busy at work and sometimes something has to give. You might even think of a hub when your cleaning. That would be awesome. Thank you for sharing and caring. Enjoy everything you do with no regrets. You are trying your best and have come such a long way. Way to go girl! Keep positive and think about how great Florida is.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 01, 2019:
I have major clean up to do in my apartment down to some real scrubbing. I have neglected a lot due to major writing and my darling cat Sid seems to be pumping out at 13. He is not sick as such nor in pain but he spends his days sleeping on the bathroom window sill to get sunshine and breezes or in the bathroom sink. I cannot imagine him doing that forever and I have not idea what to do or let time tell.
DREAM ON (author) on August 01, 2019:
Louise Powles If you only told me that sooner I would have saved so much money. With the savings we both could take a trip anywhere in the world. Thank your Grandmother for she knows a lot more than me. I was awakened by our cat Charlotte who left me no choice. I figured while I was up why not get a jump on my day. Thank you for reading and sharing. Now it is 7:30 time to write. (lol)
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 01, 2019:
Oh, talking about doing your washing at 4:30am. I remember my Grandmother always telling me she used to do her washing at that time of day because the electric was cheaper! Good thinking, I thought. =)
DREAM ON (author) on August 01, 2019:
John Hansen You are the first to respond to another poem of mine. How many does that make over one thousand comments from you or more? How blessed am I to have such a friend. It's funny I couldn't find such a good friend in the U.S.A. I had to find one in Australia. Thank you, Australia. Life is funny that way. So many changes come and go. We hardly ever see them happen. It is not until I was older did I realize all the things that I was taught that I was supposed to do. Here are some from my long list. Don't talk to strangers. That is a good rule to follow. But it has a lot of grey area. As a young adult, it is important for safety. There are people that hurt people and children. So a great rule. Unfortunately, the rule was never really explained in great detail. So if you take that rule to an extreme. Aren't we all strangers to begin with until we meet. Then it is only after we get to know each other over a period of time which also has rules of its own it is o.k. I always try to make life simple. Like math break it down to the least common denominator. Then again maybe I didn't remember that rule correctly either. Let me mention a few other rules. It is good to think and dream. Then again dream big and the world is your oyster. New rule. Don't tell everyone because they don't want to here. Unless you make it big then you can write a book and people will read it. I get confused about all the do's and don't's. I am sure I broke some rule on grammar on don't's. It doesn't look right. I will continue later. I just wanted to thank you appropriately. That is another rule. Within a reasonable amount of time. I break that rule all the time. I sometimes like to read a comment over and over again. Once I hit post comment the comment is out of sight out of mind. So my rule is keep the comment there as long as you feel it is necessary. But maybe just respond to the comment without posting it. So I could do something that has never been done before. This would be a good example. Your comment on unwritten rules that we live by rule our lives. Who says that washing clothes anytime in the morning day or night is right or wrong. Why not? I love that line. I love it so much why not? Why not? Why not? Now people would say now that is too much. You got carried away. No need for that. Another rule dancing in my head. You mentioned about people dressing a certain way and eating at a certain time. I reversed those two. Another rule is that you have to do things in order that they come. Well, I have been out of school for 36 years and I am still haunted by what I can and can not do. I agree with you that life is a lot happier if we just do things when we feel the urge or need to make things easier. I don't think this way is easier but it definitely makes me think about each aspect of your comment in full detail. You also mentioned in our jobs we have to follow a set of rules but in our home life we can make our own rules. I would like to add to that. Make and break our own rules on a need to need basis. Why not live the happiest life we can. I am all for rules that protect people. Then again if we don't hurt people why does there have to be rules for it. The government wants to many rules. The more rules the more people want to break the rules. At least it seems that way to me. So I have a lot more rules about rules. Scratch that. I am open to suggestions about the way we can and want to do things according to rules that are suppose to help people. Some rules are broken easily all the time. People constantly tell other people don't smoke. Over 1 billion people in the world smoke. Over 800 hundred million people are men. Men are stupid. I am not sure but that could be a fact. There are rules about putting opinions and posting them as facts. Well, I am going to leave on a good note. May we break the rules that no longer make our life or lives of other people better. May we create rules to protect people, children and animals to keep us safe. That doesn't mean get carried away and take away all our freedoms. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Have a jolly good day.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on August 01, 2019:
Michael, we seem to live with a lot of unwritten rules don’t we? Who says you can’t do the washing at 3.30 or 4.30 in the morning? No one, so why not? The same as having to eat at a certain time or dress a certain way. Life can be a lot happier if we just do things when we feel the urge or need to to make things easier. I know in our job we need to follow set rules but in our home we can make our own.