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Another Stump To Grind

Updated on August 16, 2012

Just When I Thought I Was Done

When we clear away a spot of land of brush and old rotted trees

It is hard work for sure

Digging and turning over the soil to uncover the rich earth

We can easily find so many things hidden

Those vines that run deep that seem to go on for miles

Like they stretch way down to mother earth clinging on to anything they can

The rocks that have been buried for thousands of years

Someone elses belongings that sit and wait to be discovered

Buried beneath a little dirty but still intact

Fossil remains of an animal lifted up in the light and carefully observed

Piles and piles of clay mixed with sand

Should we give up and burry the hole we just started

This is where I do one shovel full at a time

Getting much needed exercise and testing my brain

Let my imagination run wild and free

Show me one more thing

I will tell you a funny story that goes with it

Using my vocabulary in a useful manner

Then relaxing even though we are not finished

Only to catch a quick breath and back to work again

Digging much deeper than before

To recreate a world that has long since passed

A tribute to all those who don't get what they want

But are willing to do what it takes and make everything they do matter


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      tammyswallow The strangest thing happened.I thought I would find the hidden treasures of the century.Instead I found an ancient old box and I new this is what I was waiting for...I couldn't wait to open it and tell everyone I know of my wonderful find.I broke it open and found the treasure of all treasures...I box of shovels!!!!To remind me and everyone else life is a constant learning and searching and discovering but the best of all it is one that we share with every person we know and love.So grab a shovel and I can't wait to see your find and we can both laugh and enjoy together.Thanx so much.You make my words melt when you read them .I couldn't be happier.Have a great day and may a new idea take you far far away in a world we never seen before.

    • tammyswallow profile image


      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I love reading your poetry because it seems like your inner child is alive and well in you. I hope you find lots of treasures in your digging!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force I am learning how to do just that.You are one step ahead of me.I like the way you think.Could you send the e-mail again.Not sure.I responded to the last one I recieved.Once again it is fun and exciting to have such good friends.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...You have gone to great depths into yourself to find just the right words for your writes...changes are ongoing throughout life, prioritize them and use as the others til further notice...just a thought from a friend..your words need no definition..inspirational...

      ever get my " e " response ?

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I only see a world where we all get along and help each other day to day.Sometimes I just have to squint a little when things don't go right.I really appreciate your kind thoughts thank you so much.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Every day and in ever way we can learn so much and we can do so much to improve our lives and the lives of others and make the world a much better place in which to live. You inspire.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      shara63 It is always good to see how far we have come.Looking back at the past and seeing what other people had is just a reminder how lucky I am and what a difference in my life.Now If there are so many changes now what will the future bring?Thanx so much for reading.I can feel the excitement building.

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      6 years ago from Delhi

      your poem really did excellent, in digging out the life and burried civilisation of the past, so nicely!


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