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Thinking Clearly


When No One Else Will

There are times when everyone is going crazy

Not happy what they have or where they are

I have to step away

Find a way to distance me from their emotions and thoughts

Remind me their life is not my life

Even though it might have some merit

I can dig deeper into my own feelings

I will not let the beautiful day outside go unnoticed

The great salad my wife made filled with a spring mix

Orange peppers, Kalamata olives, celery, garden tomatoes, and onions

The littlest things make me so happy

A wonderful breeze that cools off our home

Both my wife and I are feeling healthy

In a world where so many things can and do happen

It is nice to relax and feel no stress

Let the day unfold

Just the way it is meant to be


DREAM ON (author) on September 24, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee It is wonderful to be in all the excitement. You can also carry that energy to a new heights. no need to let it go to waste. Action speaks louder than words. Sometimes you just have to do. Think later and recount our steps. Not like we had a choice. These times are special and should be treated as such. I love my quiet time. I think even more can be accomplished after we have had busy days and no time to think. I often wonder what my cat Charlotte is thinking. If only cats could talk our language what would we learn about life. Maybe one day we can understand theirs. Have a nice and wild Friday. Maybe all the kittens are tuckered out and now you can write. I often tap my chair next to me for Charlotte to come up and sit with me. Sometimes she does and sometimes she doesn't. It depends on her mood. Thank you for taking the time to comment. 45 hours and making small steps in the right direction.

DREAM ON (author) on September 24, 2021:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt We can certainly keep trying. Other people have different techniques. The more we practice different ways the closer we can come to a solution. Time is needed and lots of understanding. I am sure people all over the world have gone through every problem imaginable. If we only shared our own stories we would be so much ahead of the game. We wouldn't have to seek our own answers just follow ways that work. Saving time and energy. It doesn't mean one way is the only way. It just means it is one step closer for us to accomplish what we want. I hope many thoughts give you great happiness. These thoughts can keep growing with lots of love and passion. They don't have to be things because material things don't last. They are good for a while and eventually break down over time. Even if it is years later. We have time to spend our time wisely. I rather spend it with kind people and animals. Have a great day. Our cat Charlotte is lying beside me while I write and my wife is sound a sleep. Off to work and finding new ways to tackle old problems. Two days and slowly making progress.

DREAM ON (author) on September 24, 2021:

John Hansen You keep rattling off all the good ideas. I will keep trying to make it happen. Sometimes we find ourselves in limbo between the good and the bad. Time hasn't made up its mind. It is still up to us to make changes as we see fit. Two days might have been all we needed to make any necessary adjustments. The weather is turning cooler now. Fall has arrived. It was a wet summer for us. I hope things are going well for you. We can often learn more insight into our own life when we hear about another person's life. Thank you for sharing. I have slowed down recently to take the time to find the diamond in the rough. Even though I have recently only uncovered more dust. It takes a wise person to know when they have to relax and let each moment unfold. Life shouldn't be rush rush. Even though society thinks that way. Every day is nonstop. You always give me more good thoughts to think than negative thoughts that creep in. Wishing you a good afternoon and wonderful days ahead. Thanks for all your comments. I am enjoying this beautiful breeze that is blowing right through our whole house. What a great feeling. Now that is awesome. I am trying to spread that joy over my day like cinnamon sugar over my toast. Making every bite just right.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 22, 2021:

These days thinking clearly has taken second place to the early morning NASCAR races here under my feet. The three kittens SPooky Boo Boo and Wild Thing run around for at least an hour so fast it is like a car race and until they settle down nothing can get done and you cannot think clearly just hope that as you start working you don't step on anyone if you get up.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 21, 2021:

Detaching from the external impacts and being happy in one's own way in a simple life is well expressed in your poem, thanks.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 21, 2021:

Dream On, there are so many things going on in the world to get stressed and upset about, but we often have to just try to distance ourselves from all that for our sanity. Just ignore the world outside and enjoy the things we have and people we are close to.

Thank you for sharing.

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