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What Is The First Thing We Do When We Get Knocked Down ?


Think For One Second

How did this happen?

Life was going so great

I can remember when I was having the time of my life

Now things have certainly changed

I have to decide

This is not where I want to be

Both my mind and my body are not happy

I must make a change

It is a blow to my ego

That I didn't do something right

I have pull myself together

It is not easy

I can find many reasons to complain

Once I accept this option

I believe what happened to me

Was beyond my control

Then I can feel helpless and powerless

If I refuse to accept this position

I can hold myself fully responsible

Then I can take action

Preceeding in a plan

To get up

No matter how hard it may be

Rise above my current situation

Refocus and find a way

To bring it all together

It could be a simple sniffle to a cold

A rough day at work

A disagreement with your wife or significant other

Stress of car repairs, doctors bills and other expenses

Your pet is not doing well

The list can be an extensive one

All these things can play a part

Combined or by themselves

Can develop into a real problem

It is not that we haven't been here before

We know that in life this happens

Things don't always go as planned

It is up to us

To lift up

Looking ahead forward to what we want

Instead of being stuck to where we are

Then make today a better day


DREAM ON (author) on August 29, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee Sid has been on my mind. With all the other animals out there things happen. Do you think he got lost? Have you asked any neighbors if they have seen him? Sid knows how much you loved him. That will never change. You can always appreciate the beautiful pictures you made to remind you of all the incredible times. I am so happy you shared them with me. Thank you for reading and sharing so many memories. Life is an action-packed suspense comedy part thriller. You never know what's about to happen. All we can do is give it our best.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 29, 2019:

Life has become a bit more challenging and the struggles of writing a bit more like uphill climbing but I keep to my belief that the Lord will provide and a bright shining moment will come just at the right time, Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, I used to hate the as a child knowing that I would have to go back to school right after and now many kids start school in August already so I actually had it good,. My dear old darling Sid has not made an appearance and considering his age, the tremendous adjustment he had to make as i brought him to the states, and his longing for his Papa I think he has made his final journey home to him, Anyway I cannot forever keep on dreaming what if? I think in September I will have to find a way to announce his demise. What do you think? They still use all those wonderful photos of him online, https://katzenworld.co.uk/2019/08/29/the-owl-the-p...

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I finally got to respond to your first comment and then I got a second comment. I was happy to see you once and now I even more pleased. Little things in life that nobody else seems to mention means a great deal. Every day I key myself on that feeling and I reach for the stars. Here is one example. When I see someone heading for the door. I love to race ahead and they may think I just trying to get ahead of them like so many people do in our daily life. Everyone is in a real hurry. My father use to say they are all in a hurry to go nowhere. Then when I am just a step ahead of them I grab the door and hold it as they walkthrough. it doesn't matter young or old. At that moment they are usually shocked and surprised. Taken back and sometimes I get a wonderful thank you. Even if they do absolutely nothing, I had fun trying to get a smile out of a complete stranger that I have never seen before and I may never see again in my whole entire life. I listen to people and when they talk I hear a lot but believe it or not most is hot air. They fail to see humor in everyday routines. Instead, they will spend hours and hours complaining about life and all the imperfections. Even though they don't lift one finger to change the situation. Then they spend a great deal of time doing things that hurt them physically. Smoking cigarettes or now the new vape fad. It is sad. This is a whole new generation that should be smarter than the one before. They should know better. So if I can't change the people, maybe I can change their thought process. Unfortunately, ads and commercials keep influencing them in the wrong direction. If they took more time and thought in it. They would never do it. If you don't start you don't have to quit. Just more thoughts that pop in my head like worms in the grass. You know they are in there. Just where? When will they appear? Have a nice and sunny day. May the sun warm you up and the heat gently relieve any aches or pains. Thank you again.

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I noticed that you commented on my hub almost right away. I am so fortunate and blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Every day we face new challenges that we did not see before. They intrigue me as well as drive me crazy. I wonder how did I not see that coming. My father use to say the writing is on the wall. I can now say, yes the writing is there but it is like a caveman drawing, we may see it but doesn't mean we know what it means. It is foreign to us as a new language. It takes time to understand not just the words but the real deep down true meaning. I appreciate all that you do. My biggest struggle in life is not how to do something it is how to get it done with so many other things I also want to finish also. Something has to give. Either that or I have to hire a secretary. That's no fun. I like to take part in all phases of my life. Experiencing so many different emotions along the way. it can only make us a fuller and more creative person. Thank you so much for being patient and still be willing to read more of my works. When I wake up I let spontaneity take the wheel. Then I slowly work out the details later. Have a wonderful and peaceful day.

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

Muhammad Abdullah There is no greater love than a love that we can have for each other. Appreciating someone else is a kind and gentle thought that is so valuable. It gives us the strength and power to accomplish all odds. Seeing your comment moves me in a positive direction. There are so many ways we can help people all over the world if we try. Distance doesn't have to separate us. Our thoughts can become one with the world. I want to take an extra step to let you know that every thought we think can make a difference. Thank you so much. Have a grand Wednesday.

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

Linda Crampton There are times when we have one piece to the solution and we have to keep trying to see what other pieces fit. Oddly enough we might have put in one piece that we thought would fit but didn't. So when we go to check it more closely. Then we have to carefully remove it and with that mistake, there might be a series of other mistakes that were built on that one piece. So one step back changes everything. Then when we make the proper corrections we can once again move forward. Have one incredible morning. Good people create good happy fun.

Lorna Lamon on August 28, 2019:

I really enjoyed the story behind the words. I can certainly relate to having to pick yourself up and keep on going. I love the final three lines which basically sum things up for me. Great mantra, loved it.

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

John Hansen What beautiful advice and well taken. Sometimes when pr.oblems happen in our own life it is hard to find the right balance. Other times you need to hear good knowledge from a friend to get the ball rolling. I am slowly working out the kinks like the ones in my garden hose. Just when I thought I had them all figured out the hose kinked up again. (lol) Thank you for reading and caring. What a wonderful world this is when something sad happens and someone unexpectedly picks you up. That has to be one of the greatest feelings in the world. What a good morning it will be and may the rest of the day soon follow. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share.

DREAM ON (author) on August 28, 2019:

Larry Slawson In difficult times we have to take some proper steps to get back on track. It is not always easy to find our way. The longer we stay in this funk the harder it is to get out. If there are solutions to every problem why do people not solve them all? Because they lose sight of their solution and soon it becomes impossible to do anything. People are only human and react with feelings and emotions and not always with good reason and common sense. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

Larry Slawson from North Carolina on August 27, 2019:

Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 27, 2019:

DreamOn (Mike) I am sure whatever happened to you can be overcome by your positive attitude. Life is full of hurdles, but think how boring it would be if everything always went to plan. Just treat it as a learning experience and move on.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 26, 2019:

Your poem is inspirational. "Refocus and find a way to bring it all together" is great advice. It's not easy, as you say, but it's an important action.

Muhammad Abdullah on August 26, 2019:

I really liked reading this poem.

Lorna Lamon on August 26, 2019:

Your poem is a reminder to always look upwards towards the sun, dust yourself down and keep on going. Loved it.

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