It Doesn't Matter- A Poem

It doesn’t matter

where you live

or what kind of car you drive

nor do the clothes you don or

the gadgets you own


Why then,

are so many people fixated on the

notion that these things are what count?


It just doesn’t matter


Being healthy and happy

are pretty important things

So are the friendships and families

we are blessed to be part of


Don’t get caught up in the

race with the Jones’ because

you will be quick to find all that

you don’t have, instead of the things

that you do


It just doesn’t matter


There are so many gifts to be found

in this wonderful world of ours

look to the sky for the clouds

floating by

look to the shore for the seashells

or the waves with smiling dolphins


Life is good !


How about those adorable babies

and their infectious laughter?

or the way the trees dance in the breeze

and flowers show off their colors

some of life’s best things are free


So the next time you are

worried about how old your car is

or whether or not you can afford a newer, bigger house


STOP


Change your way of thinking

redirect your priorities

relax and enjoy what you have!


After all, all those other things…

Just don’t matter


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful indeed!!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Ruchira!

It felt like the perfect season to write this poem. : )


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Very true Cre8tiveOne. I really enjoyed this poem. Voted up.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you very much Cresentmoon2007! You are always so kind and supportive. : )


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makusr 5 years ago from India

cre8ivOne, It doesn't matter. To those who understand no explanation is needed and to those who don't understand no explanation is required. Happiness is a state of mind. You can't find it outside. Thanks.

With warm wishes,

MAKUSR


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

makusr

Thanks for your comment. I wrote this poem because of the way some people in my community live or act. I am not trying to change people, just my expression. : )


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh you are so right, Brilliant, loved it!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you very much Movie Master!


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Annette R. Smith 5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder that life is good and we are blessed!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks Annette !

I am glad you enjoyed the poem : )


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

12/8

Hello, cre8ivOne,

Voted UP and all the way on this well-written hub. I wont waste your time or my words, but I admire your refreshing style of writing. Very creative. Professional and I am HONORED to FOLLOW you.

I urge YOU to keep up the great work and have a Safe, Happy and Merry Christmas.

Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from Hamilton, a small town (sorry, John Mellencamp doesn't live here, LOL) in northwest Alabama that resembles Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. I invite YOU to check out my hubs if you need a good laugh and follow me in my sometimes-misadventures I share from my own personal experiences.

Thanks, Kenneth


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you VERY MUCH Kenneth

You are too kind! I wrote a couple of poems around Thanksgiving to celebrate the things that DO matter.

I too hope you have a fabulous holiday season!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hello, My New Friend...cre8ivOne...that is a neat name. YOU are very welcome and No, I was being honest. And kind to you. YOU deserve it. Yeah, SOME things do matter. I do admire your poetry and hub-writing skills so much. And listen. Please have the BEST Christmas and New Year.....EVER. For me. Deal?

Thanks, KENNETH


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cre8ivOne 4 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Well your thoughts and kindness are most appreciated. I am working on some new stuff hopefully it will be just as interesting to read!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

May I say, with much respect, that I LIKE your name...cre8ivOne..that is neat. Catchy. Interesting. I am going to spend some time working on research, writing notes...while Christmas shopping TODAY, 12/10/2011 and next hubs I publish might be 'gangbusters," but I wont know until I start one. And I will be thinking of you as I write. Thanks for being a great follower. YOU have really made my Friday.


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cre8ivOne 4 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Kenneth,

I hope you have a great shopping trip and I am sure you will have a great hub about your shopping adventure. I will be sure to come check your page out later. Thanks again : )


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, cre8ivOne...you are very, very welcome. I went shopping on Saturday and to make a long, painful story short, I was mentally and physcially shot when I got back home that night. Accelerated Fibromyalgia and Neurothapy sucks the very strength out of you making you weak, tremmble, and without means to walk. I found out in a Walmart how weak I really was, but thank God, I rested enough to get home with ALL of my gifts. And I am now just getting over that trip. Dearest, I will write a hub on this later...and I have one in the bullpen about Jennifer Love Hewitt, "Ghost Whisperer," that you and the ladies of Hubs might like. I am going to work on that one later this week. Have a great Tuesday and I love your name. It is so, well, uh, 'creative.'


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Love this one, my sentiments exactly! See my poem on envy. Beautiful.


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you SO much janshares! I felt the need to say these things because I feel that too many people are worried about superficial things and we really do need to see the basic things are really so valuable and necessary to us. :) I will check out your poem too!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Excellent advice!


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you! I find often times so many people are wrapped up in the superficial things in life that can't compare to the truly important things, love, health, friendship. Have a great day!


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Very lovely indeed Cre8ivOne... Wow!!! Indeed great advice...


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks much Laurinzo!

I was going through a time when I kept encountering people who were basically superficial and from these experiences, came this poem.


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I have recently met some similar people, and I ran as fast as I could!!! lol


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

This greed thing is vicious and I hope that I never start to act this way.


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Some people aren't built to be that way... it is a spiritual thing, and i doubt if a Guys and Dolls fan can be superficial...


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks :) I am way too much of a person that wants to help others so you are probably right!


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I am sure I am...I have a sixth sense about these things... lol


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epigramman 3 years ago

...but what does matter - is you talk the poetic talk and walk the poetic walk - no 'BS' here - just the goods and this is as good as it gets - thank you for telling it like it is - your noble heart and keen mind is in a really good place and I am just glad I found it - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 10:17pm


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

epigramman

It is a pleasure to have you as a friend as well. You have a LOT of great poetry that I am still reading! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed writing this poem it just felt "right" and I thought that maybe it would evoke feelings in others too. Warm wishes sent right back to you too sir!

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