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To See What Other People Know


Life Is Short

Each day we live and wonder

Is this the best day of my life or is it the last day I will remember?

Look around you

See all there is to see

With your eyes closed

Tell me what you feel?

Do your inner feelings match up to your view of the world?

When I close my eyes

I instantly think of everyone I have ever known

All the good times and bad times we have gone through

People from all over the world

Who have laughed and cried with me

Have become my closest friends

They are my second family

Who have stuck by my side to the bitter end

In life we are born into families

Where we are connected through blood

Over the years we have shared our lives

Our greatest triumphs and hardest struggles

There is no greater love

Blessed are us who breathe one more breath

Giving passion and tweaking life

In our own special way

Another day will come

Another day will go

What we have experienced is nothing short of a miracle

We may not write a single word

In hopes to remember this wonderful day

It may just slip away

Just for one second

I want to relive the thought

That most have forgotten

The exact moment I seen you smile

That tear that rolled down your cheek

I was there

You thought I didn't see it

Maybe I did

Maybe I didn't

I know I felt it

Search deep

You will understand

A little at a time

When we thought we were right

We were wrong

This amazing life is only the beginning

With no end


DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

Kari Poulsen I sit here and with sleepy eyes say I have to get this done. I have put it off long enough. My mind races forward to another story. I have to put that thought on hold to try to finish these wonderful comments.I know that inspiration will disappear and so will that story. There is a give and take. I keep trying to give a little more and take a little less. It is not always easy and I feel like aI went to the gym. What a workout. My body and brain ache. Thank you so much. I keep feeding on your words like goldfish feed on the food at the top of a fish tank. I take a little and i keep looking for more.

DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee I think I know part of the answer. You were enjoying each moment so it didn't feel like work. Keep it up and write through your heartache and pain. To come back to the incredible writings you have always done. You are so much appreciated. Sorry for the long delay time for the comments. I love so many things it is hard to pull away from one thing to do another. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Monday.

DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

Bill Holland You are one of the busiest men I know. When I get rolling I don't want to stop. Sometimes I have no choice. Work comes first. Reading and writing come second. It takes me a while to get back on the saddle. I have to go from work to writing. The transition isn't always easy. With more practice, I hope to get all my thoughts on speed dial. (lol) Writing is a long and slow process. I love it when a good story just pops. I can't explain it. It is real. It is not my imagination getting the best of me. Thank you so much for dropping in. I like to let the comments resonate inside of me. So silly for the long wait for a response. I would rather keep you looking and do the best comments I can. Then just pass out a generic thank you. Happy Monday.

DREAM ON (author) on February 03, 2020:

John Hansen It is sad. They wanted to help any way they could. There are so many risks that many brave men and women take just to help other people. I am sure they would have done the same thing all over again because it is in their nature to do good. I walk away thankful for the little things because they make me realize what I have could lose at any time. Thank you so much for always opening up a conversation and where it goes nobody knows. I am always seeking new energy and drive. Inspiration is all around us. All we have to do is bang away. In my case I pulled out the old jack hammer to get a good start. Thank you so much for giving me an update and more insight.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 30, 2020:

Sometimes I wonder how it has happened that so many years have passed and I had no clue they were flying by.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 26, 2020:

"Blessed are us who breathe one more breath", I love this line, it says so much to me. Although I live an amazing and wonderful life there is also pain. Moving forward, taking that "one more breath" is a statement of hope.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 26, 2020:

At seventy-one, this lovely message resonates deeply with me. Thank you for the inspiration today, my friend, and blessings to you always.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 26, 2020:

Dream On, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate the support from America, and sadly there is even bad news regarding some of that support. A water tanker aircraft manned by a crew of three US firefighters and pilots has crashed while fighting a fire in Canberra. All three brave men were killed.

Sadly, some of these fires were lit by arsonists. Why anyone would do such a thing is beyond me. Others were started by lightning strikes. A lot needs to be done differently to prevent this in the future. Glad my other comment made your day.

DREAM ON (author) on January 26, 2020:

John Hansen You have been the first to read so many of my hubs. I don't know how to thank you. You give advice and praise. You keep me writing even though you are dealing with so many difficulties. Australia has seen so much destruction and devastation. My stomach is sick over it. How many lives are affected and lives changed forever? The wildlife and animals alone. Life goes on. I keep on trying to find the good and ways to turn it all around. I am having a tough time trying to make sense of it all. Gods will? I certainly doubt that. Human error? What lessons can we learn from this so it never happens again? I would appreciate it if you could shed some light on a very touchy subject. On a good note. You cheered me up from happy to excited. Now I am bouncing off walls. I have to get some sleep. I have a long day tomorrow. I will tell you about it soon. I just wanted to take the time before it became too late. You're in my thoughts and in my prayers. Soon I hope all of Australia can and will be doing better and lots of support from America. Thanks so much. Happy Sunday.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 25, 2020:

Yes, life is short, Dream On. We have to make the most of each day and appreciate our friends and family and everyone who has been and gone in our lives. Remember all the things that gave us joy and try to forget or learn from those that didn't. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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