When We Are Puzzled

Updated on February 20, 2020

We Try To Figure Things Out

Most of the time

Things that don't make sense

Are like a foreign language

I see other people learn quickly and adapt

I on the other hand

Look on with amazement and curiosity

My mind floats from one idea to the next

I spend most of my time

Dreaming up ideas that aren't commonplace

Creating new thoughts that haven't been discussed

Searching for words that describe my feelings and emotions

At every turn

I have gone through twelve years of school

Then on to college

I use my years of learning only to find I come up short

Nothing prepares us for the unknown

It is always better to keep an open mind

Watching what other people do

Trying to find our own niche

One that describes us to a t

Gives us pleasure

Not in material wealth but one that exceeds our dimension

Catching thoughts that fly through the air

Not visible to the naked eye

But still there

Stringing them along to form a song

One that can be hummed

One that can be played on the piano keys

If it is only given more time

A thought is just a dream in the making

Until we think another thought

Then it is a few words that bind together

Forming a bunch of thoughts that delight each other

Once these thoughts were separate and lost

Looking for a home

Wanting a place of their own

So they can grow and nourish

With each rising sun

They drift back in time

When the sun sets

Only to recreate something more beautiful than before

To give other people something they need

Finding a lost desire

A love that doesn't expire

You may flip the pages of any book

Only to see words that please and tease

A writer took the time when other people walked away

Feeling Empowered and numb

Knowing this is only the beginning

There is a long journey to follow

Many roads lead to a dead-end

If we are blessed we may find the path

One that may never have been traveled

It could also be the most driven

Only to reveal something so unique

That with the right care and understanding

It can reveal something as powerful as the sun

Just as blinding

Making this life

One of sweet joy

Instead of sadness and sorrow

Where we enjoy the day

At the same time looking for a better tomorrow


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      Dora Weithers I think all your praying gives us so much more than just hope. It leads us to love that turns into a passion that gives us ideas and change. Sometimes small and just enough to change what we thought we knew to something more special than before. I can share and let hope slide inside with a tiny thought that makes us think why not? If only? How about? Then I couldn't be happier. My job is done. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I hope our lovely dreams of peace and happiness may meet in the middle of the night. Making tomorrow a little bit sweeter.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Nothing prepares us for the unknown." Very true, but "If we are blessed we may find the path." You give us hope.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      Kari Poulsen I think the important thing is we have to keep the right frame of mind. Staying positive and deep down knowing there is a solution. One that we or the world has not thought of yet. It is a working process. Every day and every problem makes us realize how good we have it. Life is pretty amazing. Instead of seeing all the things that are wrong with the day I look at all the things that have worked out so well in the past that have led me to this terrific spot in time. Wishing a world of love and peace doesn't come easy. In the end, it is always worth it. Thank you so much and have a enormously wonderful day.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      4 months ago from Ohio

      I am often puzzled by things, but I do have a lot of joy. I wish you joy also!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I love your effort and persistence. Look at all your writing and take the time to appreciate all the great work you have done. Please, keep me informed on all your progress. Thank you so much for all your doing and sharing. Have a beautiful day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I am arming myself and coming out with full guns blazing. I picked up more tips on finding writing jobs and made a list of all the possible sites. I am hitting every single one. Let's see how it goes. I hope you're having a good weekend and will have an inspirational new week ahead.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      Devika Primic I realized long ago I don't have much expertise in any one area so I have to learn the hard way on almost everything I try. So I thought I can't be alone maybe if I can help someone else through their struggles and make it a little easier then I have accomplished something. I saved them a headache or two that I had. Maybe I saved them money or the most precious thing in life, time. I want to thank you for commenting on so many of my hubs over the years it is so wonderful to have people who care. I hope I can continue to inspire and make you laugh even on your most difficult days. I can be that one daisy among all those other weeds. I love when people laugh. It is so natural and contagious. What better way to start any day. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Have a great afternoon and a sweet Sunday.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I is important to me to live in the now and love every moment of my life as it is. You always share positivism in your hubs.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 months ago

      Lorna Lamon I like to think everyone we meet changes our life in some good way. Even the people we don't get along with teaching us lessons about life that are important on our journey. I especially like and love all those people who encourage me to do better. Thank you for being the first person to comment on my poem. Life can be frustrating and troublesome. Until we find the good that is always shining underneath. It just takes a little time. Sometimes a lot more time. Have a great morning and I hope it is sunny and lovely outside.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      I think we are all on a journey Dream On and even though we may not know what the future holds, we should always enjoy the present. Your poem read like a melody - a waterfall of words with a peaceful ending. Loved it.


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