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I Sit Here Awake While Other People Sleep

Sure the watermelon I am eating tastes good

A little whipped cream on the top makes it special

How was today different than yesterday?

How was this week different from last week?

How was this month different from last month?

How is this year different from all the other years?

These are questions I ask myself every day

I try to see if I am going in the right direction

Have I taken a wrong path that leads to a dead-end

Every day I wake up inspired and motivated to do more

I look around me and I still see sad faces

I am still shocked and in disbelief

How can they not see what I see?

Why would they not want what I want?

To live a life of happiness

Is it part delusion or illusion?

I have never been more excited to see what tomorrow will unfold

As I hear the fears and the worries of society

I can only think will this ever end?

What about all the good in the world?

Have we forgotten how far each of our own families has come?

How quickly people all around the world forget

My mother and father have both passed away

My oldest brother too

All my uncles on both sides of my parents are all gone

I have only one aunt still alive on my fathers side

Over fifty of my friends are also gone

Isn't it foolish to think we can cheat death?

Isn't it also ridiculous to waste the precious time we have left ?

So why aren't people enjoying their every breath?

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize

We are all in the same boat

Instead of finding ways to sink it

Let's keep afloat

I want to sail with the wind at our back

Even though many times we will fight hard against the current

I think it is time

To enjoy the weather

Give us that beautiful sunshine

The rain like little gumdrops of water

Refreshing and constantly teasing at the same time

Those snowy days that brighten and whiten the world

The fierce winds that can be so destructive

At the same time powerful and useful when in need

The hot sun that dries out everything in its path

It also heats up and gives us great warmth

These alone are enough reasons for me to be happy

Now if we expand on life

There are amazing wonders in everything

The world is filled with a never-ending variety

Just the fact that we can see and hear

When will we ever have enough?

Tomorrow will come and tomorrow will go

I will smile one more smile

I will laugh one more laugh

Because out of my joy

Comes a lifetime of love


DREAM ON (author) on September 22, 2020:

Linda Crampton There is so much to see and learn every day. I love it when people help each other and work towards a better solution. You realize you might come up with the same ideas but it will take so much longer. Then again you may never be on the right track. It is other people that get all the credit for helping me think and dream. Have a beautiful day. Thank you so much for reading and caring.

DREAM ON (author) on September 22, 2020:

Chrish Canosa We all have but one life to enjoy and live. If we waste it ? Then we have nobody to blame except ourselves. i fee no greater pleasure than to see other people laughing and amking their life wonderful. Thank you so much for readig and sharing. Pleasant dreams. I think in dreaming anything can happen.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 22, 2020:

Absolutely! We all have that - not very helpful friends O:-) (yet we can learn so much from them) I just assume they're dealing hard time on their own demons so I should understand and help them as possible as I can. Just as simple as that ;-) happy and peaceful life. let's Dream On :-)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 21, 2020:

You've written an inspiring poem that contains good advice. Thank you for sharing it.

I love the thought of eating watermelon with whipped cream!

DREAM ON (author) on September 21, 2020:

Chrish Canosa What great advice we can get from our friends. My friends aren't always as helpful. They don't understand why I like to write. I share but they are not interested. Here on HubPages there are so many wonderful writers that constantly help and give good advice. You have a good friend there and that is so important as we go through good and bad times in our life. I found the best thing to do is listen and you can always learn something from someone. The things that you don't like just let them go and focus on the good. It will make you happier in the end. It will bring out the best in everyone instead of trying to pick a fight or find fault. We all have our problems and areas of our life that aren't perfect. That is part of the fun. Trying to be the best who we can be. Not comparing ourselves to anyone else. Thanks so much. I hope today turns out extra nice.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 20, 2020:

Sometimes it's really fine to not to think at all. Like what my friend said

Just suck the air in, and exhale it without doubt. I have no firm idea what exactly he meant, but he added just be grateful that God has given you another day to really enjoy the moment and life doesn't need to be understood just live and don't think at all.

That was an awesome Read! Thanks a bunge for sharing your powerful and encouraging poem;-)

Have a blessed and peaceful day.

DREAM ON (author) on September 20, 2020:

Ankita B It is so nice of you to read my poem and to be the first to comment. Life is filled with so much pleasure instead we torture ourselves with so much pain. I don't get it. I don't think I ever will. Happy days are here again. Thanks so much.

Ankita B on September 20, 2020:

A very powerful and inspiring poem Dream On. It was a great read.

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