You Can Only Do So Much

Updated on October 4, 2017

Every Effort Recognized

I have heard the saying growing up

Leaving no stone unturned

There is every good feeling to experience

So if we find a way to bring those feelings out

I repeat don't go hide away behind a t.v. or crawl into bed in the middle of the day

:Life has to be shared

Some days are really hard

Other days it comes easy

Today I plan on going out in my yard and do some Fall clean up

How far I get I am not really sure

I sit here behind my kitchen table slouched back on the hard wooden chair

It is easy for me to get lost

In the world of writing

I love to write

There are times writing has to wait

I put my thoughts in the freezer

To capture that moment

Another time I will pull them out to defrost

I know the day light hours will be less

So I have to take full advantage of all the time I have

I push any thoughts of writing to later tonight

There are many times these writings disappear into the darkness

Never to be heard from ever again

That is the chance I must take

It is already half past noon

I can feel a slight breeze

Followed by the rustle of the wind

It is restless like me

I write this while I am eating breakfast

Trying to get a hold on my day

I got up to wash the dishes in the sink

Make my bed and get dressed

All might seem like frivolous things to you

They have to be done

They are one less thing I have to do

I write a small list

Checking off little by little

What is our day ?

A wonderful series of activities we do constantly

If we can turn those actions into golden moments of time

That highlight where we are heading and how we feel along the way

I feel our life is one incredible poem

Each morning another beginning

Each night another ending

Dreams that we dream tossed in between

We choose to make our life

As little as a tiny little spider or as large as a grand piano

Which ever you choose

Do it with love


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Marlene Bertrand Many days I feel lost. Because I still push myself to the max. I enjoy all the treasures and pleasures each day brings to light. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      True... we can only do so much. I have learned to accept the end of each day. What I get done is what I get done. I learned to be happy with that. I enjoyed your poem today as always. You've shared a lot of true meaning in this one.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shyron E. Shenko Writing comes in spurts for me. Some days I want to write until my fingers fall off. Other times I just want to turn into a sponge and soak up the world around me. What is best I am not sure. I know I wait eagerly to my next story. Until then I listen and see the world that jumps out at me. Thank you for sharing and caring. Audrey Hunt Love is spelled with two letters and two vowels. I find it amazing that it can create unlimited happiness throughout the world. Thank you for caring and spreading the joy of love through life.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Dream On, you describe how my day goes with putting my writing on hold.

      My hubby does not understand that my writing is a command

      From a higher power and have to take a stand

      To keep from becoming shallow and bland


      I loved how you explained how thoughts get lost in the frost of he freezer.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Love is all around us. It permeates everywhere...nature, a child's laugh, a simple smile, a warm handshake. You are love, I am love and we are all created from love.

      To love is our natural state. Anything other than love is unnatural. Patience, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness are all forms of love.

      Our world will heal and peace restored through the power of love. Thank you dear friend for this inspiring poem.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Devika Primic People are so important and we forget the love we give changes peoples lives. The love we receive keeps changing our life for the better. I can't begin to explain how love keeps my heart beating faster and faster. The simple love of a smile and a wave. A new friend that makes everything fun. Thank you for reading and sharing. I believe love grows so strong that we all can get along. If we open our mind up to the possibility. Then when the time is right it becomes reality. Have a lovely weekend and may love find you in the craziest of places. Then may you spread that love through out the world.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      There are lots of meanings to love. One can love people in different ways. I like how you created love here. Keep sharing your great mind.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Love is not an object to be discarded and thrown away at will. It is so much more. It is beauty. It is wonder. It is spectacular. It is different. It is all of the above and still so much more. Love gives when nothing else does. Love bends when nothing else does. Love is all around us in every form. Without love we can not exist. We can close our eyes and think it is gone. It is not. It keeps holding on. We can cherish it and feel it break away. Only to come back stronger and more beautiful than ever. Love is in every cell of our bodies. To go without love is to not love thyself. So when you are alone you should give yourself a big hug. You have been too hard on yourself for thinking you should do or be a certain way. When really all you have to do is understand who you are and expect your own love. Then we can love another. We can love our cat, dog and even the bird who flew and pooped on you. Love is not just a word on paper. It is everything we ever wanted and everything we ever needed. Thank you for reading and sharing. Don't forget all the caring. Love starts so many different ways. With words or hugs. A simple pat on the head to our cats or putting down their food before they are hungry or an unexpected belly rub. Love is the only thing I know that you can give away all the love you have and more love will come in. Love, Love ,Love...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Ah yes love always seems to be the answer. Well my cat Sid and I do go on loving each other. Other than that for me love is a word found in the dictionary and of course I see it online everyday. My muses still inspire with love but....


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