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Years Before Years Ahead


Hold On

Here we are

Smack right In between all these wonderful years

Our future looks bright

We have a good track record and each day is improving slowly

Thinking back of all the good times

The years of hard work under our belt

All the steps that brought us to this point

Here in the prime of our life

Listening to other people and their views on life

I am happy with the journey I have taken

When I have time

I reminisce and fill my heart and soul

With love, I have enjoyed

Only to love once more


DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I have written many poems. So many bad ones and a few gems that I think are very special. You have seen my bare pages with only words trying to tell a story. I keep trying to express myself with words that come from the deepest part of me. I see so many wonderful videos on so many hubs that explain their hubs perfectly. I want my readers to clear their minds of all the visual and audio sounds that happen every day. I call them the bells and whistles. Then listen to my words and see if they resonate deep under the skin. If while you are reading my lonely words if your big toe was pressed too hard to the floor and it suddenly caused discomfort. That just happened to me. If you instantly got the urge to eat and grabbed a yogurt from the fridge. I really care if you are having a bad day and want to hear about it. I know I am far from perfect. Every day I try to live my personal best. My parents taught me so much and now they have thrown me to the wolves. so to speak. I used a little drama to make my point. They have passed on and I know they have tried their best to instill in me good values and the best they knew. They also were far from perfect even though we like to invision them that way. I know you have suffered a terrrible loss. Not only of parents but a partner in your life.That is so important and yet you have found a way to move forward. You might not realize it but you continue to help me dealing with my own family losses. Sometimes we have to close our eyes and do what we need to do. Thinking of the people we love in our thoughts and prayers. They have to drive us to do better not hold us back and paralyze us so we don't want to live without them. That is the opposite of what they would of wanted yet it seems right at the time. I think it is because of faulty thinking and we can't we the rainbow above the trees. The cool breeze on our knees. I think we become numb to life and want it all to just stop. Then again what good would that do. If we can't help each other on a bad day and pick someone else up. With words that lead them to their own action. Then what good is life? What is our purpose? I think it would be really selfish to live our life with the only purpose to live life for ourselves. If it to make us happy and buy a new winter jacket because our only one is five years old and the zipper is broken and we haven't gotten it fixed. Stubburn or lazy. Maybe it is our way of silently protesting the bad that happens in our life. If we feel worse then we have a right to be mad at the world. It is of our own making and doing. It is a jacket. We can buy another one. if we look in all our old clothes we probably have one somewhere. Once again more stuff than brains. I am more like the scarecrow in the Wizzard Of Oz than I know. Well, I just wanted to share some light because when I started writing this there was none. I hope we continue to help and guide each other to a better tomorrow. Thank you for listening and giving because it feels right not because we have to.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 16, 2019:

Right now I feel like the world keeps spinning but I am always one step behind. The memories of yesteryears still shine,

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2019:

Marlene Bertrand I don't think we realized how much fun it was growing up. Then when your an adult you get busy with work and responsibilities the fun gets pushed aside. It is always good to take a break and bring back the fun. I still like to play old board games and have a good laugh. Remembering the good times is a good start. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying my poem.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 14, 2019:

It is good to look back and remember the good old days. Those good memoties can help spur good times in the present.

DREAM ON (author) on November 14, 2019:

Brenda Arledge I don't think we can fully appreciate where we are unless we remember the journey we took to get here. All the sweat and tears. Thank you so much for reading and sharing on this cold November day. May you have a pleasant night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 14, 2019:

Such a wonderful feeling to look back and be grateful for all we have accomplished in this life.

Great write.

DREAM ON (author) on November 14, 2019:

Shannon Henry Wow, that was such I beautiful comment to say. Each time I write I try to improve from my previous poems. Many times I slip up and don't reach the words I wanted to say. I do the best I can. I am thankful to have had you and other people come back, again and again, no matter if I missed my mark. You give me encouragement to write one more time. I find the world of thought and the world of action to be so close together but still different in so many ways. We think one thing and if we are not careful that thought quickly slips away. If we do something and our action can be there for a long long time after. So sometimes we should think instead of act and sometimes we should act instead of think. Then there are those thougths that we think about that never go into action. It is sad to see so many good thoughts just disappear before our eyes. What could of been if only we made the extra effort. I appreciate all your comments. I am glad to see you are having a good day. You have taken the time and effort to bring more happiness to my day also. That is such a wonderful thing. It is not man made. It is homemade. So special and unique. I am flattered. I don't know if I picked the right word. I am feeling pretty amazing. You have said a lot in a few words. Sometimes those words just fit perfectly in my day. Thank you again. May your day be filled with pleasure and fun.

Shannon Henry from Texas on November 14, 2019:

This is most definitely one of your absolute best poems, in my opinion. Very well written ane so expressive. I see several ways to interpret it and all of them are hopeful. Glad I read it. :)

DREAM ON (author) on November 14, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I am happy that someone can understand my view of my day. So many people don't care or don't get it. They think I am just wasting my time. I see life differently than most people. I appreciate what I have and when it is gone I still appreciate what I once had. Then I do everything to get back to the place I love. Living and enjoying life and all it is wrapped to be. I have to take the good with the bad. The lows with the highs. I know the more practice I get on feeling good the simplier and easier it is to get back there. There are no short cuts. Feeling good starts from inside and slowly works it's whole way through my body till it is on the outside. When I am smiling and have a nice jump in my step I know I am there. My writing reflects my moods. So they change from day to day sometimes hour by hour. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Your comments mean a lot to me. I hope your day got off to a good start. Then maybe you are on a roll and the day gets better and better. If not you can always share. I will be here. My day is looking up. I can't find the sun but I know it's here somewhere. Thanks again.

DREAM ON (author) on November 14, 2019:

John Hansen When I twist my back I am sore for awhile too. It takes me so long to get better because I have to go to work. My vacation is included in my sick days. So I really don't want to miss one day. I have recently been using Biofreeze. It comes in a roll-on. It makes all my aches and pains disappear. At least till tomorrow. I use it on my back, neck, knees, elbows and wrists. I go the whole day without annoying soreness. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I am glad your wife is doing wonderful. Thank you for reading and listening to my comment. I agree with you that these little small problems make us appreciate life in so many ways. I did never like tests as a kid they use to make me nervous. Now with all these tests lately. I am more relaxed and say I can handle this and soon we all will be better. Another cold day here. What is the temperature there? A good time to clean my wife says. I can't believe it. Even when she is sick she wants to clean something. When I am not feeling my best that is the last thing on my mind. Have a splendid afternoon.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 14, 2019:

I feel thankful as I read this. So, thank you for that!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 14, 2019:

Sorry to hear your wife had the slight setback of the cold just before her foot was completely healed. These things happen just to test us a little more. I am sure that is no ya slight hiccup though and she will soon be as good as new.

We have been having our moments too. I twisted my back just getting groceries out of the car and it has laid me up for a few days....one day I wake up thinking it is almost better but by night I can hardly move again. It has happened before and usually comes good within about 10 days.

DREAM ON (author) on November 14, 2019:

John Hansen Life is so amazing and complex. Each life that we live is only a small spec compared to all the lives that have been lived. We don't know what happens after this life. We don't know how long life will continue. If we take a good look at our life in a good light and think of all the good we have accomplished. Then we can continue doing more good. Moving on even in tough times is so important. Finding new dreams to give us the energy to want more. I find even though I have lived many years I remember only a brief time. Maybe that is how we are supposed to live?I am always looking to do more. Sometimes it is so frustrating to see many other people not concerned with the big picture. I have to remember it's their life to live as they want. Thank you so much for all your comments. My wife's foot is 90 percent healed. Now she got a head cold. When things just start looking up life gives us a twist and shake. I am blessed to be healthy through all her troubles. Sometimes life doesn't seem fair. It could of been me with all the problems and her the healthy one. All I can do is help and support her to getting back to good health. I never realized how much small setbacks throw the whole family in a tizzy. My wife is taking Mucinex and it worked good for her in the past. Three days in it is starting to break up. No fever. We are slowly getting back to the healthy lives we have had before. How are you and your wife doing?What is new with you?

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 14, 2019:

I am glad things seem to be looking up, Mike. Make the most of every wonderful day while you are still in your prime.

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