We Look For Ways To Get Out
Any suggestion will gladly help
In a world that anything can happen
We hope and pray for the best
There are times where we feel awful
Our head feels like it is in a vice
So that my friend is not so nice
Our printer won't print
We can't sleep
Tossing and turning
Pounding our pillow senseless
We are too hot than later too cold
Uncomfortable and yet looking for a restful sleep
It's like an itch in the middle of the back that just won't go away
If we add it all together
Nothing seems to make sense
Our cell phone is on the blink
Sometimes it will charge
Other times it will say reconnect
The simplest notions our challenged
The bright sunny weather is hot and humid
Is it trying to tell us something?
Then we get an unexpected rain
A quick downpour
It comes down hard and everything we see
Is soaking wet
The funny thing is I love pickles
You can give me a dill
But I prefer those little sweet gerkins
Sweet mixed with a little cauliflower and round onions
We begin to question every thought
I don't know if anyone really understands ?
What happened to the days we woke up with endless amounts of energy ?
Energetic and enthusiastic
I look outside and I see morning fog in a distance
It fits only so well with this odd mood
I feel off track
I found all we can do is ride out this imaginary storm
I hear in the news California is having more wildfires
More people losing there homes
The wildfires are the size of Rhode island
That is pretty bad
Politics at every turn
It is election time once again
The news paints a depressing picture
Mail fraud and who did what ?
Everyone points the finger
Whatever happened to admitting we are only human
We have made some mistakes
Haven't you ?
Lets see if we can do better
With your help
I know we can and will make changes
That help not hurt
We become cynical of all politicians that make promises
Who and what do we believe ?
This is the time
I have to search deep inside myself
Looking for what makes me the happiest
I refocus on my simple life
Pleasing my wife
If it is rubbing her back for no reason
Listening to her every word
When she talks
Surprising her with little bits of off the wall humor
Just to get a laugh or her wonderful smile
This makes her feel good in return makes me feel better
When those darn tomato bugs have eaten my tomato plant
The garden hose sprung a leak
Like a little boy peeing in the corner
We have had lots of dry weather
So I green grass has turned brown
Our plants have been chewed up by the Japanese Beetles
Even though we sprayed and put out traps
A bug had the nerve of crawling right across my computer screen
I almost didn't want to kill it
It was lost just like me
Then I smashed it like a hot potato
Work has had it's own little quirks
What happened when work was just fine ?
We have had some unexpected rushes
People calling in and the remaining workers have to pick up the slack
I see other co-workers are in their own little funk
Even our cat Charlotte has been off the wall
No wait she is her usual self
It is I just notice it more
As one more thing
The toilet clogged
That was an easy fix
Pouring a bucket of water in the bowl
Only after the plunger didn't work
We have stumbled across the answer
So we keep looking for little solutions
That bring about a positive result
That feeling of satisfaction replaces our last negative thought
Then we gain some momentum
We are rolling down the street like a ball
Picking up speed and having fun at the same time
I don't have any more good things yet
I just know they are hiding
Like a big game of hide and seek
Here I come
i will find you
Wherever you are?
DREAM ON (author) on September 07, 2020:
Gypsy Rose Lee It is awful when things go wrong and all we want to do is have a good day with very little aggravation. I often will try almost anything to feel good again. I keep reminding myself this won't and can't last. I gain some confidence when I think back to different struggles I have solved in the past. At that time I didn't have an answer and had to keep trying until something gives. It put me in a dark place. Now I look around me and most days are bright and full of sweet happiness. Thank you for sharing. I hope your computer problems are a thing of the past. When the Internet works we can do so much. I remember before the Internet and life just was so different. We knew nothing better. Then one day everyone has it.(lol) You are very strong and have learned to persevere under the toughest times. I see how well you write and the beautiful feelings you express. I think that kind heart of yours will always prevail. I wish you the best and keep cheering you on like a thousand fans rooting for you. Keep up the good work and I look forward to you having another great and amazing day.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 04, 2020:
After my 2 weeks with no Internet, I know all about being in a pickle. I am just glad that at the time I was not in the middle of any project because that would have given me a very bad name as being untrustworthy. I now I hope there will not be any more problems.
DREAM ON (author) on August 25, 2020:
Greg Cain I am always looking for good and interesting tips other people have learned during their life. We all find amazing things every day. I think it is wonderful to pass our knowledge on. Thank you so much for all your support and comments. I am off to work. Have a great day enjoying your well-deserved retirement.
greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on August 24, 2020:
Dream On - some great advice, my friend. Thanks for sharing! Have a good week, my friend.
DREAM ON (author) on August 24, 2020:
Greg Cain We both know there is a lot to do. When one thing is fixed there is bound to be another. In the fixing, we learn so much. It was so great to have things work so well for so long. Nothing lasts forever. The challenge is we can find a better way over time. I wish you success on your next project too. I recently had some tools down my cellar and unfortunately, they got rusty. I learned if you soak them in white vinegar for an hour then use steel wool the rust will come off. You can soak again if needed. Then you can put vaseline on them and that will help prevent rust. I am pleased with the results. I hope this might help you too. Thank you so for reading and sharing. Have a great day.
greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on August 23, 2020:
Dream On - we are having lots of the same everyday problems here...if it ain’t broke it’s going to be broke. That’s what it seems like, anyway. And then I or we have to fix it. Hang in there...and I think you are onto something here: attitude is everything, so we need to keep looking up! Have a great week.