It's A Place You Would Never Suspect
In a hunt
I stop and grunt
Frustrated and aggravated things don't go my way
Why should they?
I don't make up the rules but I have to follow them
Long hours turn into long days
I am not afraid
Once I came with little understanding
So many people have followed this path
I am not the first
One day I will have to step aside
There will be many more people behind me
They might do the same thing better or worse
It is no contest
In my mind, I continue to make it one
I spent years trying to perfect
A hidden unknown talent
Only to hang up and leave
No different than a winter jacket in the summertime
Never to do again
It makes no sense
There are many days that the joy never stops
The same people I like
I have despised them with a passion
I feel connected
Yet think I found my place in life
Then there are times I just want to go home
Forget I ever came
I come in early and leave late
At times I miss the beautiful weather and all the important events
I have to follow rules and sometimes they seem like orders
When all is said and done
I still am no better off than when I started
When I was a young boy
I looked around me then
I saw so many old people
With so much experience and wit
Now I have turned into one of them
Without even knowing
The wrinkles on my face
My body aches
Are the pains made up?
To what do I owe this pleasure?
It brings me enormous wealth I would have never seen
Yet am I really happy?
To press on
To move sometimes fast at a pace only a few can keep up
Some say you are in a rut
Get out while you still can
I say it is too late
I have opened the gate
That will not close
My clothes are simple
My thoughts are complicated and lead to my greatest achievements in life
When did it all begin?
When did things change?
Was it overnight
When I became the birdwatcher
Instead of the bird
DREAM ON (author) on July 29, 2020:
Mona Sabalones Gonzalez Work can be so many things. It can make us so happy and at the same time frustrate us to no end. For the longest time, we are in the middle of all then one day we are on the sidelines and are just looking in. Thank you so much for reading and expanding on my thoughts. When I write my words flow and I don't know where I will end up. Hopefully, positive and on a good note. I might hit rough patches and struggle but I know other people have also gone through so much more. We all can help each other work to a better solution and a better day. Have a great morning.
Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 29, 2020:
This is such a lovely and compelling story of a journey that everyone can identify with. I admire your simple words and how they carry such depth in meaning when you make them into a phrase. I also like how you used the bird and the birdwatcher, in the end, to describe how resilience pays off.
DREAM ON (author) on July 26, 2020:
Lorna Lamon There is so many different circumstances that come up with the same job. Just when I think I have covered everything something new comes up. People all have different personalities and add in a little hot weather and a mask it is like a pot of boiling water boiling over. Just when I think it will be bad it gets better. When I expect the best all heck breaks loose. I can't figure it out. In the end, it makes for a good poem. Thank you so much for following my poems and sharing your sweet thoughts. Have a nice afternoon. Please, stay healthy and safe.
DREAM ON (author) on July 26, 2020:
Devika Primic I have good days and bad days. I keep trying to repeat all the good as often as I can. I try to break down the bad days and pick it apart as if it was a splinter in my foot. Slowly moving the wood back and forth until it finally comes out. While it is in there it is a real pain and a problem. When the piece of wood is gone I can heal and it is soon forgotten. Hopefully, I don't make the same mistakes again. Sometimes it is not me it is just people and they feel they are right even if they are wrong. Thank you so much for reading and sharing so many thoughts. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 26, 2020:
DREAM ON Life for many is just what it is no matter the job type or the lifestyles. I admire your style and writing about what affects everyone. Thank you
Lorna Lamon on July 25, 2020:
Your poem reminded me of a paper I studied on happiness and contentment. There was a quote on the paper which read "Happiness is like a feather flying in the air. The feather will fly lightly, but not for very long.
Even if we do find the perfect job, there will always be something about it that we don't like. Finding a balance is not always easy, however, I like to think that I work to live not live to work. Great poem Dream On.
DREAM ON (author) on July 25, 2020:
Ankita B In a world where we can do so many different jobs we often choose one. Sometimes we go from job to job trying to find the right one. It provides us with an income that we live by. Then one day we will retire and leave it all behind. A bird thinks it is free because it is the world it has only known. Then one day it can become a birdwatcher and see how much more there is to life. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful morning.
Ankita B on July 25, 2020: