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To Live Or To Relive


A New Day Has Appeared

The morning sunshine breaks

I sit here and tap away on my laptop

Thinking back to my childhood

So many memories

Mostly good but a few really bad ones to keep it balanced

Now I am an adult

Actually, I have been an adult for a while

Each day I rehash old thoughts and bring new joys to my day

I also do many things I have not done

There are many routines I have followed

I have always been a worker

So work is ingrained in my mind

It is who I am

Then there is a side of me

That dreams every possible thing imaginable

Where there are no limits

My wife and our cat Charlotte brings me back down to earth

As for fun, I love to write and try to invent

The funniest and the coolest next thing

Most of the time

It disappears from my brain until it hits the air

So I play like a toymaker

To experience the thrill and the adrenaline rush

I hit many rock bottoms

Where my ideas get crushed

I have learned to laugh it off

Some part of me craves the intensity

The unknowing

What could be

If only we did it right

As we get another day older

We can't escape our fate

What we can do

Is tear our bad habits into shreds

Like an old rag that is shopworn

That rips so loud and easily

Take all the good that we have done

Pile it up like the biggest snowbank

For all to see

Shining in the sunlight

Remember, tomorrow will come

As the weather changes

The snow will soon melt away

Only so we can rediscover ourselves in the process

Left with no choice

We become more beautiful than before


DREAM ON (author) on March 18, 2021:

Chrish Canosa There are times I am good. I am living in the moment. Then there are times I hit that downward slide. I can't seem to stop. Down I go. Faster to the bottom. I catch myself sometimes but the slide is too slippery and little by little I slowly move down even more. If I didn't go on the slide at all. Then again there are more lessons for me to learn. Some I am ready for and some I am not. Reading your comments help me stay in the present. I find that if I write about a bad memory it releases some of the pain and unknown frustration. When I write about a good memory I am motivated to do so much more. I am swallowing the beautiful love like a cold glass of refreshing water. Enjoying every sip. To you and your family have a merry and fun filled day.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 06, 2021:

What a lesson!

Indeed just Drop the rope! The hurtful memories who's holding the other end of the rope might still there, the process will take over once you drop it. Fighting anxiety from a childhood will create more anxiety. Let go and live the moment.

I'm sending a bunch of love to you all out there!!!

DREAM ON (author) on March 05, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE I appreciate dreamers so much. I have many ideas that keep popping. Each one takes some time. I start one idea and then I have to stop. It is not easy to combine ideas. Some take more care and understanding. A lot like people. Then some ideas fly off and high into the wind. I would love to share some different ideas and see we they can go. A fresh look and a new set of eyes give it a whole new twist. Thank you so much for sharing and keep those thoughts rolling. Have a great morning and an even better day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Dream on,

You remind me of myself.

I am a dreamer. Constantly my mind has thoughts.

I don't think it ever shuts off. I just have so msny things I want to accomplish.

Yes, I try to do them all. I do fail alot of times, but that's life.

We have to keep trying...and having a pet like Charlotte to bring us back to reality makes it all worth it.

Great write.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

Janis Leslie Evans I think we all can take the good from our childhood and repeat those special times. Learn from our mistakes and become better because of it. Then add in a touch of today and soon a bit of tomorrow. We get to become the person we have worked so hard and now it gives us great pleasure to express our greatest joys. Thank you for all your comments. Each thought moves me to a better day. Have a lovely Friday and may your weekend rock.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on February 22, 2021:

I love how you've presented the tug-of-war and back and forth of growing up, looking back, moving forward, and revisiting the past in order to grow and find ourselves. Nice job, Dream On.

DREAM ON (author) on February 21, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee I can't separate one from the other. Where would I begin? So I do a little now and then think of yesterday and last year later. Drifting in and out. Trying to twist more good with a little bad. As long as we keep trying that is what really counts. Thank you for all your help and support. I hope you take a nice walk and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Remember every day can't be all work. You need to rest your body and your mind. You will feel great after and be able to tackle so much more.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 19, 2021:

Every day there is a challenge for me to come up with new ideas for my writing and sometimes it brings back memories of places and faces and other times I learn something you, A happy and sunny weekend to you!

DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Ann Carr You are too funny. It is supposed to snow all day tomorrow. It might be a great forecast. No work yay. Did you ever think of being a Meteorologist? Thank you so much for reading and caring. Have a nice night.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 18, 2021:

In my comment, it should have been snow mound not snowbound - that's predictor for you, at least that's my excuse!

My morning seems long ago now - it's 4.40 pm, but thanks I'm having a good day and the sun is shining! A virtual hug to you too!


DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Ann Carr I love that you found the time in your busy day to read one of my poems. There are only twenty-four hours in a day. We have to keep focusing on doing our personal best so we can find the joy and love we always wanted. Not just in people, we care about but in all the things we do to express our love. Then I spend the rest of my day thanking those who help me on my own journey. A thank you isn't always enough to share my feelings. So I send hugs and beautiful thoughts and dreams to fulfill my desires. Have a sweet and lovely morning.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 18, 2021:

I love this bit:

'What we can do

Is tear our bad habits into shreds

Like an old rag that is shopworn

That rips so loud and easily'

We have to get rid of all our bad bits, memories and regrets too, and make that huge snowbound!

Good thoughts here, as always. Enjoy the rest of your week!


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