Warning: Storm Approaching

Updated on September 15, 2019

Too Late To Take Cover

There is no where to run and hide

The storm that we were afraid of

Is much worse than we think

It rips us off our feet

Turns our whole life on end

Just when we thought we had a grip

It blindsides us again

It never stops demanding

Wanting more than we are willing to give

We have to climb instead of fall

Put good use to our senseless energy

We have felt it frequently in the past

Then we thought we made it through

We had plenty of time for preparation

Instead, we shrugged our shoulders and went on our way

Instead of getting down to business

If we only took the time?

To explore the madness

We have to be careful

To stay at a close distance

Not too close

That we get dragged in

Experience has taught us so much

Why doesn't anyone listen?

The violent forces of nature

Are also so unforgiving

We can manage now

As we unravel the yarn ball

The cat has willfully torn apart

We take a stand

Gripping life in our hands

Watching all the people

Who walk dazed and confused

Not now

Not ever

With nowhere to go

They choose to be helpless victims

Who get mixed up in the shuffle

If we could see the world

Through the eye of a hurricane

What would we gain?

A new perspective and a different objective

New hope

When do we stop wanting?

When do we stop needing?

The balance that can't be corrected

With a broken scale

We need to find a way

Folding the dry trowels from the dryer isn't enough

Hanging the wet clothes from the washer

Before they wrinkle

Is a slow start

Staying up till 4 in the morning

Playing catch up from the night before

Fantasy can be an easy escape

Reality is rough and disappointing

Creating beauty is never an easy feet

Keep looking

Perseverance and boundless amounts of energy wanted

I can't see any signs posted

The tenderness from one pleasure to the next

Compelling and inviting

An open invitation

There has to be a period of retaliation

That good is never good enough

Once we disarm the triple threat

It becomes so much easier

Then you think we would remember

Of course, we don't

So much easier being the person who was mistreated

With all our choices limited

If we only took the wheel

Steering in the right direction

Careful never to go off the road

All along

We always had the ability and the desire

Even though we couldn't put them together

Like other people do

We are right back at it

Examining life as if we were the test tube baby

The weather changes

A quick morning chill

Rocks our senses

For we know what we want

One step closer

I am convinced

We will get there

No need for makeup or cover-ups

We see it

Then tell it like it is

No fact check needed

We never were the best in science

Philosophy is more our jam

Remember the days

When a little peanut butter and jelly sandwich felt great

All we needed is a nice tall glass of cold milk

Then we realize today isn't so bad after all

We have finally found the key

Hidden under the outside doormat

History always finds a way

To repeat itself

I'm o.k. with that

As long as I fine-tune my life like a piano

Playing so many keys all at once

The same life you once thought was virtually impossible

Is now only a stones throw away








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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        3 weeks ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee I believe all the people we love are still with us. They try to communicate with us all the time. Helping and guiding us when we need it. They also want us to live our lives and enjoy the beauty we have in this world. When our time comes we shall also be able to help other people. For now, we should take part in our own way of living life to the fullest. Helping each other on earth and when we do get signs from the other side welcome them as a reminder life continues after we are physically gone. There are so many unexplained things in our life we may never know the answers too. Like you said when the hats fell you just knew it was a sign. Maybe telling you I am o.k. and now you have to live your life. It doesn't mean to forget the past but live in the present. By doing this you can uncover your own path. Learning and sharing with other people all the time. I have been crazy busy and I have been trying to wrap up the yard for the winter. The weather is changing and it gets dark earlier now. Thank you for all your support and beautiful comments.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        4 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        I am now trying to figure out what message I was given or just a sign that my love is here and with me. Our weather turned kind of strange and this wild wind started blowing about. Now I remember the day in August 2017 after I was told my soul mate had passed on a wild wind whipped across the sky and all day it blew and I knew he was trying to get accoustomed to a new dimension. I always have a window open next to where I do my work on my PC as the wind keeps blowing in and out suddenly I heard a plop behind me. With no cats around and me all alone I wondered what could have fallen. Stacked up on top of my tall bookshelf are some caps. They are all stacked one on top of the other. When we lived in Latvia we loved wearing caps whenever we went out. Today two of the caps had fallen neatly to the floor with a plop. Now if the wind had blown in and across the top of the bookshelf surely anything and everything would of blown down. Only two caps neatly together plop. I am glad fo at least some time I am no longer alone. I replaced them but the message was clear. The wind continues to blow but now the caps stay put. It is a good feeling to get a sign, a very good feeling.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        4 weeks ago

        John Hansen Thank you for being the first to read my poem. Many things and feelings can and do happen on any given day. If we stay proactive we can be ready to respond to any situation as it comes. Today is a wonderful sunny day and my wife is healing slowly. It has been two weeks and doctors visits are becoming a regular thing. We changed our routine and are adapting to all the new conditions. Leaving earlier for work and making adjustments as needed. My wife and I wish you and your family great health. Have a lovely Monday.

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        John Hansen 

        5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Much food for thought here Dream On. Life is complicated at times. Sometimes the things expected don't eventuate and the most unlikely things are those that eventuate. A good read here.

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