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What Could Be Never Became Possible


There Are Many Dreams That Fade Away

I believed in so many different thoughts growing up

What were my core beliefs you may ask?

They are based partly on cliche's

I heard and believed over my lifetime

A lot were passed down from my father

Right or wrong

Words I lived by and I learned to respect

If you do bad it will come back to haunt you

Remain calm in the face of danger

Keep your head while other people are losing theirs

If you tried your best it was good enough

Between right and wrong right will always prevail in the end

If someone treats you bad turn the other cheek

If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all

Don't judge people because you wouldn't want to be judged

Treat other people the way you want to be treated

Nobody loves a quitter

If you can look yourself in the mirror every morning

Then you are living a good life

If you do wrong

You have to look over your shoulder for life

That is no way to live

Do the right thing at the right time then you don't have to worry

The list goes on

Nothing good happens when the lights go out

Don't cry over spilled milk

Some thoughts are more difficult to imagine let alone believe

I will rather be a lover than a fighter

Do it right the first time

Then you won't have to do it again

Don't worry about what other people are doing

Be concerned about yourself

You really don't know that person

Until you have walked in their footsteps

Then over time, my own ideas started to develop

Don't get involved in other peoples business

You will get the short end of the stick when it is over

Help people instead of hurting them

Then I began to believe some things that may not be true

Even though everyone that I know

In the same situation

Falls in that category

Don't get involved with someone

If they come from a broken marriage or a divorce

Mixed with things that I tried to prove false

But over long periods of time

I was wrong time and time again

You don't need a lot

Live a simple life and you have fewer worries

A fool and his money soon parts

You couldn't possibly know

You haven't lived long enough

You don't have enough life knowledge

Gambling doesn't pay

You have to earn your money

There is no easy way

When you look at this great melting pot of ideas and thoughts

It has got me this far

I haven't done too, too bad

I could be far worse

It kept me out of harms way

Then there are things that are just are

Nobody loves a tattle tail

Mind your own business

It is funny how our thoughts change us in all different ways

Hopefully to make us be the best version of ourselves

So in all this

I have had many dreams that I believed I could make possible

They fell quicker than the footwork of Muhammad Ali

For what reason

I am not so sure

I tried my best and it never worked out

I am always learning and will keep trying

There is something that comes with age

Not only grey hair and wrinkles

We may not only be losing our hair but our minds too


DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

Ann Carr In a world where everyone should love everyone instead people go out of their way to do the opposite. Drive people crazy and have a bad attitude and show a very grim outlook. I keep hoping that those people will get tired. I think a dreamer has to think outside of the box and if we keep working on it we can make it possible. Then again we get our heart broken many more times in the process. Thank you for always sharing so many thoughts and ideas. Have a great day tomorrow.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I love all phrases. If you think of any more please share. Your method of embodying the wisdom of "self-compassion" "acceptance without judgement" is awesome. Keep sharing new tips and ideas. We can learn so much from each other. Thank you so much for reading my poems and sharing your comments. Have an amazing night.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I think you will always look great. Men have bags under their eyes and any hair will do. Do you have many dreams you wanted to come true? Some just aren't possible. Not because we did not try hard enough. Maybe the timing wasn't right. I will follow your advice and keep thinking of new thoughts. Thank you for all your comments and understanding. May tomorrow be as great as today.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

John Hansen I think it is sad that when we finally figure things out we are up there in years. There should be a crash course so we can get an early jump. I hope all is well with you and your family. Now that the wildfires have stopped how is Australia doing with the recovery? Thank you for so many comments and support over the years. Pleasant dreams.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 14, 2020:

So many phrases that I heard as I grew up too! We make our own choices and our own ways, don't we, hopefully with good advice from parents and friends. We can't do more than try our best and be kind to everyone. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.

I found that many childhood dreams just weren't practical! However, realistic goals are achievable and I'm fairly happy with those. Haven't finished yet though!

Great ideas here! I hope you're keeping safe and well, you and yours.


Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 13, 2020:

Phrases are So straight forward perfectly just like an arrow.(which is my favorite) So much to learn and so much to know. Im so young but trust me ive got so much fails. I always blame the outcomes to those people around me even to my family,and then one day - I don't exactly know how it happend (maybe it's part of maturity ?) Or the help of some psychologist, I have been reading about behaviors specially on how to accept and face problems instead of running everytime they showed up which is a very wrong idea. Whenever odds hit me and my decision fails me I had to remain calm and remind my self yes I made this so I will face the ugly outcomes and face the problem. I have been embodying the wisdom of " self compassion "

" acceptance without judgement "

My mistakes my life thunder and storms their like a milk for my coffee without them my cup of coffee wouldn't be perfect :-) awesome message sir Dream On! I hope you have a super awesome Day out there !!! God bless you and your wife.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Dream on,

I have heard so many of those saying all my life.

It was interesting to read...reminding me of some I had forgotten.

I'm not sure why some things don't work out for us when we are young...but I wouldn't wait for age.

We never know what is going to happen & it's best to conquer your dreams while you are young.

Put your best foot forward & stop listening to those old sayings...Create new ones...one that work for you.

Speak for yourself about losing your hair & your mind...I truly want to keep both.

Maybe....if i am a lucky old gal.

Take care. Go find the dreams.

Make them a reality!!!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 13, 2020:

A lot of wise and not so wise sayings mixed in here Dream On. We have to learn what advice is true and what isn't as we go through life. Yes, wisdom cames with age.

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