To Be Forgotten

Updated on November 5, 2017

A Memory You Thought Possible

We live our life

Leaving our influence in the things we do

Sharing it with people we love and care a great deal about

When we are gone

Our dreams and thoughts sometimes die with us

Because other people are so self involved

They can not see the big picture

We spent our life helping and would have it no other way

Now that we can see over

Realizing things we couldn't believe

They are sad but true

People do not always do what is right

They actually do more of the opposite

Greed and their top priorities are what is in it for me

I am stunned in disbelief

If you can't trust your own family who can you trust

At the end of the day

I know I sleep good every night

I feel pain and sadness like everyone else

I have learned to channel it into something good

I take the time to write my feelings on paper

Let them disperse from one corner to the other

I clear my mind of all previous thoughts

Giving my strongest emotions the right of way

Exploring far beneath the surface

Years of history

Written in a special way

Carved in stone

Permanent and shocking for all to see

I ask myself

Who am I to judge

Another persons owns actions

They have a right to do what they want

Am I wrong to impose my wishes any farther ?

Is it more about control ?

Money and power ?

My latest belief

In the end we live our life

Loving what we do and let everything else go

Anything before or after

Really doesn't matter


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Dora Weithers When we expect things or want people to do what we think they should do maybe it's time to reevaluate our thinking and think how many times other people want us to think like them and we don't. I really like the way I feel right now why make myself sad to think another way. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      You have figured what is the really important gist of life. Thank you for sharing.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shyron E Shenko I try to make my mother and father proud. I live my life my way and think often of all the things I have learned or not learned. The mistakes I make and my own struggles. Then I try to think up ways to share my thoughts, feeling and actions with other people that can benefit from my pain and my headaches. I believe nothing we do in life is a waste. I think every thing happens for a reason. It is up to us to search for the reason. Sometimes we are busy with other thoughts and will wait years later to find the same result. We just weren't ready and had other things to learn first. There is an unknown sequence to all of life's beauty. It is glorious and powerful. Even though on the outside it may seem mean and unforgiving. We can dig deeper and find so much more good than bad if we take the time and energy. Thank you for reading and caring. Have a day that makes you happier from the inside than out. Smile in the process. Watch and see other people enjoy the same day in their own way. Laugh and talk about it. Thank everyone for we are all helping create the world we see and enjoy.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You are feeling the emotions that are the strongest and tend to move you in the moment. You have control over all of your thoughts and emotions and you can let them go wild and free or let them inspire you to bigger and better things that you have always dreamed of. They can guide you by the hand or lead you to disaster. We are the ones that can act or chose not to act on any or all of them. We are given a wonderful mind to create all that is beautiful. That is what makes us different from the animals. They don't have the imagination and dream capabilities. I dive into my day with enthusiasm and love. What I will make in the end is more love with endless possibilities. Thank you for reading and sharing. I look forward to many more talks and writings. Keep exploring the world we see and feel. There is so much more we have to learn. In our own time and at our own pace. Life is not a race but a wonderful chance to enjoy all there is in so many different ways.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Kari Poulsen I am confused and bewildered. When I was growing up I watched my parents work hard and provide for their family. I knew we didn't have a lot but we were not poor. We were told many times to take care of what you have if you break it you have to have the money to replace it. You don't need the latest and greatest. Those things are good and nice to have but you can still enjoy what you already have accomplished and save your money for something else. There is only so much money and when it is gone it is gone. Many things you might feel you need but they are only impulses and in time you will get to know the difference. I carry these thoughts with me every day. My parents tried to guide me through an uncertain future. They meant well and always provided a safe and loving home. The rest they would say is up to us. To forget all the lessons they took their whole life learning and teaching and act as if they don't matter seems crazy to me. As I live my life and try to learn and show other people I care about what I have learned the hard way and how their life can be better than mine. With less struggles and more love. Aren't we all put on this earth to help one another. To make it a real "Heaven On Earth" instead of a living hell. When I look at the way people view the same thing I have learned and ask them why they chose to do the opposite. They don't know why or act as if they don't even care what the outcome is. Why can't they see every action we do causes a result for future actions. As I shake my head and scratch it a few more times in awe. I have to refocus my thoughts on my life and move on. Realizing many people don't think or see what I see. Even though it is as plain as the beautiful sun shining so bright in the sky. As cold and wet as the rain of yesterday. As heavy as my eye lids were last night when I had to stop what I was doing and go to sleep. Thank you for reading and sharing so many wonderful thoughts. May our world expand and grow abundantly where all dreams are experienced and shared. Have a great day.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Dream On, I love this, it tells me that you have good character.

      This reminds me of a poem I read a long time ago, I think it was called "You Shall be Forgotten"

      and I am moved.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Wonderful poetic thoughts. My emotions right now are on a pendulum. Thought rainy day would be bad but those are good now and sunny days are bad. Go figure. Hope you're having an inspirational new week.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      2 years ago from Ohio

      Beautiful poem. I am also stunned so often by other people. I do not understand them, and I feel they cannot understand me. I live to show love, I feel it is the most important thing on earth. :)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Manatita44 I watched how my mother and father tried to instill certain values and beliefs. Now since both of them passed I noticed how my own family didn't see the things they tried to teach. They have little regard for many of their top priorities and choose to live their life a different way. I follow what I believe to be helpful suggestions and advice and also change up my way of thinking. I guess there is no right or wrong just the way we decide to live life. I just thought my three older brothers would stay close and the opposite has happened. They seem to want to go their own way and live for each day only. I look ahead into my future and know we won't live forever so why not stay close. My mother and father always said brothers are family and take care of each other. The real life tells a different story. Thank you for reading and sharing. I know the more I talk and write about certain personal subjects I reveal emotions that meant so much to me. I can't spend my time with people that are one sided and only look out for themselves and to their own benefit. Even if it is family and I will miss out on so many great opportunities and bonds that mean so much. I have to develop a thicker skin and let things roll off me.

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      2 years ago from london

      Deep poem with meanings and reflections. Yes, you walk your own journey. Not even your wife or children can walk with you. Continue to do what you can, based on your own circumstances and nature.

      Love to you. Watch the sensitivity. When the mind is still we can ride these things. You're a good man, but all are not so inclined. Blessings from on High and great reflections.


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