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Everything But Boring

Updated on July 6, 2016

Out Of Time

What else is new

In the past I have wrestling with my hidden emotions

I see people with nothing but problems

Where I am too busy to see the lack of

I am engulfed in a wild fire

Now in the present I direct my attention

Even with my head racing faster than a blender

Writings postponed as my thoughts accumulate

Faster than junk mail on the kitchen table

I piece together constructive ideas with an abstract picture

Drawing from my mind to build on progress

Constantly I dig deeper

Where before I spent to much time skimming on the top

Like a rock skipping across the water

Only to sink to the bottom

Never to be seen again

The weather raining now sunny and warm

An easy day at work turned into a cyclone

Unable to escape the wall of people

I am learning to embrace it

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate

My tired body taking a beating

I am surrounded by constant flow of energy

Our cat Charlotte sensing my uneasiness

Hyper and unpredictable

Leaping in one second

Whining in the next

Irritating then cuddling for love

My wife's calming nature and continued support

Relieving my tension and tuning into my inner strength

I bathe in my spirit

Delighted with my constant commitment to peace and prosperity

I eagerly rejoice

The world around me will always fluctuate with uncertainty

It is up to me to create inner harmony

As a commercial dances to a fast paced beat

Life is a game changer

Where I increase my pace

A time later will come when I can once again

Relax and laugh

Then I will realize

I found a way

To enjoy today for what it is

Special in so many ways


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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Shanmarie It is necessary to find what we love about life and focus on that. Keeping in mind changes take time. Life can have so many examples of people breaking the laws and living a life filled with drama and sadness. Thank you for all your support.

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      Too much anger everywhere and too much responding with that anger. People crying out for change but going on in their same behaviors. while proclaiming the outrage that things have not changed instead of starting within.

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Shanmarie I look at all the people who change our world for the better. Some spend their whole life dedicated to a cause. I admire the parents who teach their children good values and love. Bosses who work with their employees reinforcing teamwork and the value of quality and pride. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      It's easy to get discouraged with the way the world is today, but for every negative thing happening, there is much more good all around. It just doesn't get publicized the way the negative things do. It's a good thing you know how to see it.

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      I only know what I want and dream and what I have is so different than I imagined. In many ways I am so happy. I have a beautiful marriage and we built a new home. We both work and earn a descent living. There are times me struggle just like everyone else but our bonds of love make everything happen. My friends here on HubPages have been in so many ways (outstanding) helping me create bigger and better dreams. I have always wanted more for others than myself so my life is about giving back. I have moments of deep sadness that I struggle with because I physically can't do any more.Most of the time I am over the top with a love, passion, desire to rock the world. Appreciating all I have and trying any way I know to show how we are all in this beautiful, amazing, incredible world together. How we need each other and can help each other. Even though the news tells a different story. That's when I get mad at myself for not doing more. By helping the lost, lonely, elderly or anyone who needs help. I know we all are capable of great achievements this world has never seen. Unfortunately many people including myself only accomplish a small amount of what we can. I am not sure if it is a flaw in human nature or laziness, lack of compassion, love,faith or all of the above. I do know every day I wake up and I am not going to let that be my reason for failing. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      Thank you for sharing.

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Shanmarie My vision of what and where I would be by now has changed many times. I thought my mother would live to one hundred and she passed away four years this Nov. at the age of 83. She was physically healthy and started getting signs of dementia and her whole life changed. I wanted to do everything for her so she could enjoy traveling,laughing and having fun. I wanted us to create dating for 80 year olds. We never got to do that either. I always thought I would be married young and have a few children. I got married at the age of 37. My wife couldn't conceive children. Adoption was to expensive. I thought I would have my own business. I ended up working for the same company for 33 years. I always wanted to write a book. I write poems and little stories. I wanted to live in my hometown and later buy the first apartment I lived in and by my mother house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. I moved out of state and my brothers forced the sale of the house. I wasn't in a position to buy it. I watched my mother's house be taken apart and all her stuff given away. I keep saying God has bigger and better plans for me. I have to love more, live more and enjoy what is all around me. Life will unfold in time naturally. Thank you for sharing and caring.

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      I'm the same way. I don't feel so balanced if I can't be creative, enjoy my friends and family, and keep up with all the other responsibilities in life. I can manage for awhile if that balance is upset, but then I have to fix it somehow. Even if I fall, get back up, and dust myself off to go forward. But if my equilibrium is WAY off , it means a HARD fall to the ground before being able to try again. But I'm still learning as I go and I'm finding my view is shifting some. Not the way I imagined, but maybe for the best.

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Shanmarie I appreciate your time and your constant eye in the sky. Giving me suggestions of things I might like to read. I can easily get lost in my own world of thoughts. Which takes me in a whole new direction. That is imaginary and unlike my work, family life, personal dreams and inspirations. Even though very important revealing another layer of who I am. I can't live happy with one or the other. I need a mix. I am not sure the parts of which to add so daily I add more of one and less of another. My day consists of three hours to get things accomplished. It is so easy to be side tracked and lose control. My positive attitude and beliefs are constantly tugging on my sleeve. I learn so much from my friends. Thank you for reading and sharing. (Shells)

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      I read this hub while on break earlier today at work, but didn't have time to comment. Now, I just came from Faith Reaper's new hub about Maya Angelou's quote that people forget what you say but remember how you make them feel. It's one of my favorite quotes of all time because of the truth in it. She did a fantastic job with the hub, telling her memories of her elementary school years in her own experiment to see how true that quote is to her.

      Anyway, for some reason, I started thinking about my elementary school days as well. On up to this day, that quote rings true throughout the years. Different people and circumstances but the memories that leave the lasting impact are the ones that triggered a strong emotional reaction at the time. Sometimes certain memories or tangible items like a photograph can stir up those memories and emotions again.

      Which brings me back to this poem here. As your title indicates, life is certainly anything but boring! And it is special in those ways.

      If you have a chance, you might like to read her hub.

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      grand old lady I feel I can see and visualize my day and my future . I love enjoying all my feelings and thoughts. They each lift and pull me like a marionette puppet. Exploring my life and so many experiences. I will continue to ride the wind and appreciate all my friends. Thank you for reading and sharing. Nellieanna Lots of changes here. Last night we were coming home from work about 2 A.M. In the morning and we hit a deer. We were so blessed. Car damage to the front but the car is not totaled. We have heard stories of the deer going through the windshield and hurting the passengers. We have whip lash and the deer kept running. One of the hazards of driving so much. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      Nellieanna Hay 19 months ago from TEXAS

      What a good message, Michael.

      It is certainly true that we must compose our 'inner sanctum', all the more at those times when the external is chaotic; and most of all, we must enjoy the day for what it is!

      Until we know those things we would scarcely even be living on the fringes of life, because who one is, is the inner part and what life/living is, is all the NOWs, as they progress from moment to moment to moment. . . .

      You're really right that it is 'everything but boring'!!

      Hope your upcoming weekend will be lovely!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 19 months ago from Philippines

      I very much like the appearance of spontaneity of your thoughts. It makes me feel like we think in the same way (not the same thoughts, but the same process) and it makes me feel more bonded because of this.