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Taking The Bitter In Life And Making It Sweet

Updated on October 1, 2010

Making It Work

When life is a pressure cooker

We all need to blow off some steam

Emotions that I feel continue to hurt

The emotional pain can't be hidden

You move on because you have to

T.v. is an illusion that is so different from real life

It is easy to want to forget

It is harder to forgive

As my body is rocked by a cold

I am not thinking straight

I don't feel my best and I know I have to overcome

What has been congestion in my chest

As I cough it is a clear reminder of the issues that I face

My nose is sore from blowing it

I am trying to put on a happy face

I can control what happens to my thoughts

Even if my body doesn't participate

I will make it certain

To clearly understand

I am in charge here

I call the shots

I will make the best of every situation

Hands down I am in for the long haul

I may be struggling

I don't want to be down

I will not think of this moment for long

I reach into my bag of tricks

I pull out of my pocket

A real dancing clown

The energy that calms my nerves

I could just be aggrivated and really pissed off

Instead I chose to laugh and play with my clown

Who is really my kitten in disguise

Who inspires my as she bites me on the chin

She hops on my lap and gets in my way

Purring like a trooper

Who knows what she wants and how to get it

She doesn't stop no matter how many times I say get down

She is a great ball of love

Her curiosity is endless

How could it get any better than this ?

All my troubles are forgotten as she gets in my face

She never quits

To show me life is what we have and enjoy at every moment

No matter what the dish

She now lays quietly on my lap

As if a reassurance everything will be alright

Just learn to relax like I do

I am many things

A clown today

A kitten tomorrow

Don't expect me to treat you nice

When I am hungry I will make you forget

All the things that made you well

You will be too busy to see and notice me

As I bite you on the chin and you pull away to yell


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick It is almost as if our pets can read our minds.They know how to push us to love life just a little more.Nellieanna It is wonderful to hear your stories.I hope I brought back a rush of good memories and many more with the friends on the internet.Just think you don't have to feed us or take us to the vet.You both keep me smiling!!!!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      All of it - is such a joy to read, DO. It's true that we must FEEL our problems in order both to discover and resolve their causes, fix their results, both curing and enduring them in good spirits, and sooner than later, to get over them and on with the good things, which we can then appreciate and enjoy all the more!

      I was thinking of my two beloved kitties earlier. They're so missed and perhaps I should get a new pet. I love cats but I have to admit that those two were "spoilers" - hard to consider any others. Plus I believe pets must be abundantly cared and fully provided for all their lives. Those two were almost 17 years old and would have lived much longer except for a fluke which brought them down. They had never been ill or needed medical attention other that once-a-year checkups and shots. The vet even asked me how I kept them so healthy! Good care and love, I replied.

      We always pondered what would happen to them if they outlived us. We knew that no one in the family would take them on. The folks avoided visiting, in fact, because of cat allergies. We were invited to their houses instead.

      The one time we were away from Toulouse and Camille was when we went to England. The poor little things were so depressed when we got back, they didn't even have a meow for us for days, though we'd arranged for them to stay here in the house and we had a critter-sitter come daily to attend to them. So I must consider how long I can be here for a pet.

      And anyway - as long as I have you and my other good friends on the internet, you're all my pets!! I love it when you purr!!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Oh how I love kittens and cats. You describe the little monsters perfectly. Hope your cold has left you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      What I love the best is they surprise us with more love than we could ever expect!!!

    • Aya_Hajime profile image


      8 years ago

      I feel the same way. Animals are good for our health and good for our soul.


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