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Have you ever been a stick in the mud ?

Updated on October 18, 2010

I wonder why people don't see what I see ?

Life is full of so much excitement and I am over whelmed with joy to be part of it

When I try to share my feelings

Other people just give me a blank look

As if I am talking a foriegn language and they don't understand one word I say

I try to explain it a different way

So simple my dog would know

They just don't get it

They just don't want to get it

I try to take what I learned today and help me push farther in any direction

So I can break new ground and see the piles driven in

I know I am here to stay

I want such a solid foundation that will hold any building for years to come

I am concerned about todays youth

When I was small I was proud to listen to someone older

I thought they knew more than me

Since they have had more experiences and more time on earth

I am almost 99.9 % right they could talk about things that would make my head spin like a top

If  I had only one thought in my head

I want to learn one thing from today

That could save me time tomorrow

It could make my life easier in the future

So with a little patience and knowledge

I could learn more than before

I could have increased my abilities and skills

My mind would be forever changed

I could never go back to the way I was

From now on I would only learn more and more in the future

The butterflies in my stomach turn to steel

I become more confident and courageous as the days go on

I watch and carefully try to comprehend

The reeds that grow on the marshes end

They stick out of the mud and sway back and forth

Not because they have to just because they chose to

They are happy just being dull

Maybe they want other people just to have pitty

The years will pass

Times will change

Technology will boom to new frontiers

But there will always be those people who don't care

They just want to take root and stay there

To the end of time

If I ever start to sink

I will think of any way I can

To pull myself out

To run away as fast as possible

Never to be tangled in other peoples lost causes

False hopes

Lies

How can I believe this is a better life

One that had a soft base that is never firm

Only to see other weeds crowd you in

As you sink lower and lower into the mud

So you will never be able to leave

You will someday make it your grave

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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      My dad drilled that thought in my head.He has been gone over 19 years and it sounds as clear as yesterday.It was the generation of few words but many strong feelings clearly understood!Hopefully my attitude will only grow stronger in time.Thanks so much.

    • Christopher Price profile image

      Christopher Price 

      8 years ago from Vermont, USA

      "An old stick-in-the-mud"!

      That's a term my father used many a time. It makes me smile. I can hear his voice.

      You have a great attitude, wanting to learn something every day and wanting to DO rather than simply exist.

      I enjoyed this.

      CP

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      I am so happy you can enjoy my thoughts and share my wonderful dreams.

    • daydreamer13 profile image

      daydreamer13 

      8 years ago

      I envy your attitude. Thank you for writing.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Darlene Sabella I am glad you push yourself and are trying to get life back to normal.Keep your chin up and things in time have a way of working there way out.Acaetnna They just take time and lots of care.Thank you both.

    • acaetnna profile image

      acaetnna 

      8 years ago from Guildford

      Great hub. Live and enjoy every minute, focus on your dreams and they will come true. Have a smile on your face always.

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Oh In hear you load and clear, some people are, what I coin, clones they just are hear filling space. They are on auto pilot and cruse threw life without thinking about the birds and the trees, life has deep means and rainbows around each corner all you have to do is pay attention. Fantastic hub my friend, I just wrote my first hub since I have been back home, check it out...love you darski

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