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When We Continue No Matter What Happens


Carry On

We made plans months before

Then we finalized the date weeks ago

We thought then everything would be great

Spending time together with our Goddaughter

Who lives out of state

Make a whole day of it

Pick her up early

Take a nice drive to Massachusetts

Go to my place of work

Drive-by our childhood homes

Tell her about our life

Go to the Revere Beach

Maybe go swimming or at least walk the beach

Just have simple fun

We knew the day would be different since the Pandemic

What we didn't know the weather would be against us too

Now we can still take a drive

Thunderstorms our suppose to come

Here it is five in the morning

I already see fog

Not a good day to do outdoor activities

Maybe we can walk around stores instead

They have recently opened up

Which is something new

Walmart and Target have been open

A little over four hours away

Plans look pretty awful

I keep reminding myself

Spending time together is better

Just seeing each other

How do we explain that to a fifteen year old

The one thing we will not do is cancel

Then that is not fair to her

Well we will just have to wait and see

Maybe we can ask her what she would like to do

Then we could meet somewhere in between

Making the best of a tough situation

We have seen on the news

Where graduating students have had it rough

No proms

No parties

No celebration

Simple birthdays have been put on hold

I know there are so many important issues going on in the world

Sometimes we have to just kick back and forget all the bad

Kick up our heels

Say hooray!

I am so happy for this opportunity

To live one more day


DREAM ON (author) on June 17, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee Three years later and still trying to put the pieces together. If you keep finding good in your day and more pleasant things will come your way. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. We may live separate lives but we can bond on the things that make life beautiful. Then sad times may happen but they will not last forever. Have a sweet night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 15, 2020:

You do have a point there and that is what I say in my morning prayer thank you Lord for another day. My toughest road through summer now begins with memories of Midsummer festivities in Latvia and that was when my soul mate and I met, Our summers together, his birthday in July and finally his passing in August. 3 years coming up but nothing has gotten easier I would say harder but what can one do but proceed on and hope for the best.

DREAM ON (author) on June 13, 2020:

Brenda Arledge So much going on I sometimes go to bed and wake up and forget we are still in a Pandemic. It might be age. Maybe I just loved the way it was and I think this is all a crazy mixed-up dream. When your niece does celebrate I hope it will be a good time and one that she has great memories for years to come. Thank you for reading and sharing part of your day so I can better understand this world. Have a nice Sunday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 12, 2020:

Dream on,

Thanks but her day was not that great since it was in the beginning of this virus stuff.

All the social distancing and stores and restaurants closing.

Hopefully she can have a celebration soon.

DREAM ON (author) on June 12, 2020:

Lorna Lamon There is so many good things that happen at each moment in time. If we only see the bad than we will miss out and can't enjoy the greatest moments of our lives. Thank you so much for reading and sharing all your thoughts. Happy Friday.

Lorna Lamon on June 12, 2020:

It really is making the best out of life, such as it is at the moment. I love the notes of optimism in this poem Dream On. I feel the joy of being able to see your Goddaughter more than makes up for the weather or lack of things to do. Loved this poem.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I feel bad for your niece and I hope her special day still turned out good. We never realized what we had until it is gone. Doctors and nurses are making progress. It's the wait and we all have to all be patient. Thank you so much for caring and sharing. Have a wonderful Friday.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2020:

Chatra Ram Life doesn't always go in the direction that we would like but if we adapt we can enjoy more of what we see and feel. Thank you so much for sharing and commenting. May tomorrow bring good times and lots of love.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 11, 2020:

Yep. Sometimes we just have to take the day, However it comes...and make the best of it.

My niece had to cancel her sweet sixteen bday party back in April

Thanks for sharing.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on June 11, 2020:

Nice poem sir ji

Great work

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