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We Can't Fix Yesterday


Today Is A Challenge

We may not succeed

Even though we are going to give it our all

There are so many events in one day

My head doesn't stop spinning

Some people breeze on through

I have so many unanswered questions

So what will I do ?

I start to read a book one of many

Then before you know it

Time slips away

As I put the book down and start to write

My thoughts pour in

Our dear cat Charlotte wants to be patted

So I give her my undivided attention

Before you know it my wife wants to show me something

Then forty-five minutes later I return

After watching something funny on t.v.

I direct my attention to cleaning out our car

It is easy to get messy

When I practically live in it three hours a day

I bring vegetable snacks and water

I have ginger and tangerines

I get hungry and sometimes I am finishing my lunch too

It has been a great winter

One big storm

No snow on the ground

No shoveling needed

I start up the car with a remote starter

I didn't think we need it

Now when I climb in a warm car

I am more than happy

For those people who don't have one

You might want to consider it

It pays for itself in no time

Off to work early

Only to come home late

I write a few thoughts of my day

My wife watches me scribble away

Some days mean more than others

Then a few days it is so hard to do anything right

You think after all this time

We would have our life down to a science

Not me

I keep playing a guessing game

Every day I make an early forecast like the weathermen on t.v.

It starts out the same way

Today is going to be a great day

Then what do you know?

A chance of showers

I am sure it will clear up

I can't believe it downpoured

A real thunderstorm

I was wrong

As bolts of a lightning strike

Tomorrow will be better than today

I hope I am right

I am not a psychic

I feel it in my bones

Maybe they are just aches and pains

That won't go away


DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

Brenda Arledge For years I never had a car starter and everyone around me did. It might work o.k. in the old car. I have one of those cars too. I try not to put too much into it then if it breaks down or costs too much to repair then your out a car starter too. Maybe you can just borrow your boyfriend's truck. Always fun to be pampered once in and a while. Thank you so much for reading and dropping in.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 24, 2021:

Cute one.

Yes those car starters are wonderful...I don't have one but we put one in my boyfriend's truck.

I wish I did have one...especially on those cold winter days. ( but i have an older car)

Time just seems to slip away. I can relate with someone or the kittys always needing something...usually at a time I need or want to get things done.

No worries though...there is always tomorrow...or late at night when it's all quiet.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2021:

Peggy Woods Keep the good small things rolling and the big wonderful things will follow. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely day.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2021:

Mactavers One day at a time. We have been doing so many things in certain ways it is hard to change. Slow changes will show progress and before you know it you might be the new kid on the block. I struggle with change too. So we both can work on our progress together. Thank you so much for reading and each day if we can turn another day into fun and new thoughts. We will feel twenty years younger in the process. Have a nice afternoon.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2021:

Ann Carr I find we accomplish so much more with an optimistic view because we are ready for anything. Where pessimists can give up because they feel nothing will work. Thanks so much and may you have sunshine and unlimited energy to tackle the things you want to do most.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2021:

Jason Nicolosi Even if we don't get it right the first time around we are one step closer to a solution. We know one way that won't work. We can check that off our list. As long as we keep open to new ideas and choices we will find a way to work things out. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Feel free to share any challenges that come your way. Sometimes two heads are better than one. Have a great day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 22, 2021:

As John wrote, we should approach each day as a fresh start. We cannot predict the future and should live each day the best that we are able. Enjoy the small things of each day. Those are often what we most remember.

mactavers on January 22, 2021:

The thing I am still trying to learn in life is how to live in the moment. Children can do this easily. They have a short past which doesn't usually bog them down and most days they aren't worried about what will happen next month or year. Most days are a series of both good events and bad ones. We say, "It was good except for." or "It wasn't all bad." If we keep hoping for a great day, it happens sometimes, or we think tomorrow is going to be really bad, and it isn't. So most days are ordinary. I still wish I could learn to live more in the moment.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 22, 2021:

Always optimistic, that's good. I think we do feel weather in our bones, and I always get a headache when a storm's coming - something to do with air pressure apparently. Stay safe.


Jason Nicolosi from AZ on January 22, 2021:

Great job. I enjoyed the read.

We can't change our past, but we can learn from it and make a better future.

DREAM ON (author) on January 22, 2021:

John Hansen I sometimes get hung up on the past. It does nothing but bring me down. I fall into a trap. I go into a loop. The same cycle over and over. There are bad days that I relive and punish myself. Little by little I am allowing myself to be set free. It has taken years. Writing has given me one way to think differently and accept what is. Thank you so much for dropping in and reading my stoems stories/poems that in one way or another explain my views and my desire to do more.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 21, 2021:

A nice write, Dream On. We just have to continue to be optimistic that each day we wake up to will be a great one. Some my not turn out that way, but some will.

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