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I Have Grown To Love Many Things

Updated on May 8, 2017

It Has It's Heartaches

Seeing the passion in life

Bringing out the joys where other people see the sadness that follows

Wondering how to fly

Without wings

How to dream of bigger and better things

Allowing my mind to drift

Even though my body never moves

Focusing in on tremendous drive

To make the impossible come alive

Picking up a book

Gives me that powerful lift

Reading page after page

Sends my head spiraling into the future

My excitement building

Faster than a team of ten at a construction site

As my inner spirit rises

To go where it needs to go

I also am reminded

Of all the images of disappointment

Rejection and failure

Where things don't always work out

Problems persist

Confusion and hostile emotions

I have to reach down past my cold feet

My loved ones and friends

Who can not see

What I see

They don't know why I insist

They find the world a series of distractions

Where I see the most amazing attraction

We both live in the same place

I am always tempted to try a little more

They walk away

In a hurry to shut the door

Leaving the world behind

The one I am crazy for

I will say it again

This life I live

I adore


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Manhattan 44 I often how each person in the world can help other people in the world. When I was younger I often tried to help people that had drug problems, alcoholics or people with problems. I found they wouldn't change know how bad I wanted them too. They also took advantage of my kindness as a weakness. After I met my wife she said it is not a good idea to try to help everyone. You put yourself and your family at risk. These people steal and don't care about you. I often wanted to help people broken down on the side of the road. She said if you want to help call the police they are trained to help. Even sometimes they get hurt or killed. I still feel these people are put in my life so I can help them. I now try to turn my energy to writing and dreaming. Keeping everyone I love safe and maybe the people that are down and out will find my writings a help. I look back at my attempt to be helpful and good hearted and it cost me personally and financially. I still don't understand why the people I tried to help weren't grateful and appreciative like I would of been if someone offered to help me in time of need. God has given me great health and I know God will provide whatever money as needed. Thank you for being so kind and helpful. I will keep trying to improve on my writings and appreciate a gift I did not know I had. I enjoy writing and I never know what I am going to say. Thoughts come in my mind suddenly and can go just as fast if I don't write them down. It is if I have been given a window of opportunity but if I don't go to the window the window will shut. Once at the window I see as far as the eyes can see. Each day is different and each feeling is different as well. I spend a couple of hours a day just thinking and maybe the same on writing. The world hustles and runs around while I sit and observe all the activity. I know many times I am active and I am busy taking part also but when that happens I am so involved I don't have time to write. Thank you for being patient and understanding. My only thought is I never want to hurt anyone. Have a great day.

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      22 months ago from london

      You have a gift. A beautiful way with words. A loving Heart.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Manatita44 Thank you for really caring and reading deep into my thoughts. The power of life is from the divine and I am a lovely garden tool. Sometimes I am a shovel and I get to dig where know one has ever dug before. Finding new things all the time. Sometimes it's turning over the same soil but seeing something different. Other times I can be a rake to smooth out the surface ready for planting. I can be any tool I want each is my choice. I can be a little hand shovel that digs in just the perfect spot at a time. All I ask is that I don't harm the beautiful worms that do what I can't. Constantly making the soil rich and beautiful. I don't see dirt. I see life in basic form. Life from God put in the soil. How blessed am I to be part. Each time a day goes by I think how incredible it is. Today it rained. It really rained hard on and off all day. Every inch of the wet soil was covered with refreshing water. If today is the day I will watch the sun come out. Slowly drying as if I had my own personal hair dryer. So much can happen under the soil that I miss. A rock I did not see. Another bug passing through. I wonder why this bug has come bye. To teach me there are many forms of life some we like and some we don't like. How do we all get along. Do we have to kill one another. Will only the strongest survive. So in my garden I can watch life around the world. Just by observing nature and all it's splendor. Most people I talk to don't understand. So I stopped telling people. I know how and what I feel. It is not up to me to tell someone or show them anything. I just know when I am digging in my garden I am relaxed and at the same time exercising. I can hear the sounds of birds singing the most beautiful music I have ever heard. I think look what people are missing. Each tune is different and played effortlessly. The slightest change in weather can change everything. A little wind may bring a butterfly to my sacred spot. It can carry a seed from miles that may get planted. Once again God at work. Assisting me without me asking. So as I do many times during the day remain quiet and as silent as I can. Listening to what others miss or don't care to enjoy. Many people think I have lost it. I think the opposite. I think I have found something so profound. Life is always changing. My body is slowly aging. I can not control what my future will hold. I can enjoy all the love I see, feel and get to hold. Thank you for so many comments and I admire all that you do. I am only a fast food cook that writes about life that I am blessed with. I serve food to many people that we both never get to meet each other. They only get to eat what I cook. I dream I am not just serving food but serving another dish of love. That goes to where it needs to go. Helping those in need. Those who have love and would like just a little more. There are so many things that happen our eyes can't see. Love is one of them. I can't prove it neither will I try. Just enjoy it and for once I don't have to ask why. Have a great day and please be careful and I am so glad we have got to meet. I will read more of your powerful hubs soon. Today may only be the start for many people for me it is picking up the tool I just dropped.

    • manatita44 profile image


      22 months ago from london

      Sounds like you're doing the right things. Take rest when you feel the need.

      I go on pilgrimages all the time. The two biggest ones are Sri Chinmoy's Birthday Celebrations In Jamaica, Queens, NY and same place in April. I have already been in April this year.

      I meet with fellow pilgrims from over 100 countries, numbering about 1400 hundred and we sing, meditate and praise God. I sometimes take a few days also to visit my son and former wife.

      Your plate seems full. Spiritual Masters traditionally do not like to waste time and so I commend you. Practice stillness in the morning and night as this will help you with your daily chores. See everything as an act of Love and feel that it is not you but God in charge and things will become easier.

      Good to know you. You seem to be a sincere Spirit. We all have different calling, but whatever it is, the trick is to do it well and offer up the results to the Divine. My today's (Monday's Inspiration) is based on Love. Om Shanti. Peace!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I picture you dancing around and enjoying every song. What a great way to write.Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. For those who have children and those who have pets your all moms. May you do something that makes you smile and excited. Thank you so much for your comments.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Ain't life grand? I think that is what helps me get through day by day. I always find ways to get myself into a great mood. Right now I am working here on my PC and I have another old PC on another desk nearby and at present I am getting ready to prepare for posting and Elvis is singing to me on YouTube from the other PC. What could be better? Hope you have a great weekend.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Michael -Milec I have been given a unique gift different than all my friends. They are all highly skilled in different professions and that fulfills their day. I have been given opportunity to feel all my wonderful emotions. They constantly fulfill my mind with a love and power I have yet been able to describe. Each writing I get closer and with practice it comes easier. I am happy thinking of what we can do. Not what people do but something far greater. To travel in our mind and be anyone we want to be. We also can do anything we want at anytime. Just by closing our eyes and dreaming. Thank you for reading and caring.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Manatitta 44 As we speak I face a new challenge. I love books and writing I am torn to read or to write. I try to do a happy medium but usually one power takes over and today it may be writing next week it might be reading. Then you add daily activities and work. That leaves little room for error. When I work too much I feel out of place and push to go back to writing. I always turn to God and say what would you have me do today ? What lessons will you teach me? Give me the strength and good health and I will do it. Lots of questions and I will listen carefully for all the answers. Thank you for your wonderful advice as always. I never cared about money but the lack of sure makes life tougher. Have a great day. Where are you traveling in the United States ? How long are you staying ?

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      22 months ago

      Your enthusiasm for life and doing good is inspirational. Always encouragement to those spiritually alive. Witnesses to me while reading this poem I was walking close in your steps.

    • manatita44 profile image


      22 months ago from london

      Ha ha. Lol, Dream On.

      Elijah just asked me a spiritual question on probably my last Hub or the one before. Your question seems different, but the answer is the same. Read his. Actually, it is when the inner Light shines on the problem or situation, that it becomes easier or show solutions.

      I work in a different way, perhaps. I use the Heart. You say you think of the future always. I have a sense of it, so I know that, God's willing, I'll be in America in August. Still, the thought passes like a cloud.

      So use the Heart. It is the second highest member of the human psyche, the first being the Soul. That way the mind will be less tired, less restless. Here's a funny poem:

      "My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme.

      Do give me,

      Forty-eight hours a day to accomplish,

      Everything that I wish to accomplish.

      Every single day." -Sri Chinmoy.

      The Heart's hunger must be strong. If you think about it, the rich man is rich, because he is using ambition and an indomitable will or greed, depending on how one looks at it. Don't be like the rich man, but apply drive, mixed in with faith and a belief in Something Higher.

      You won't be like Bill, but you can be similar. Salaam!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Tamara Yankosky Moore I constantly feel dreams of what could be. Living, loving and bringing peace and happiness to others. Just with a thought. Then action. Then more thoughts and more action. There will always be those people who don't believe. I have to do what I believe is true. Thank you for taking the time to read and share. May your day be filled with wonderful gusts of wonderful, fresh air.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

      Manatita 44 My wife helps me with so many things. She grounds me when I need to get things done. I get swooped up in the world of dreams. I am always thinking of what the future will be like?How can we all be better people? How can I get the most out of every day. How to turn all my dreams into action. Thank you for all your comments and support. You get so much done yourself. Any secrets you want to share? Have a great day. A little cool here.

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      Tamara Moore 

      22 months ago

      This is beautiful and brings joy and inspiration to me! Thank you!



    • manatita44 profile image


      22 months ago from london

      Distractions, emotions, problems and rejections; heartaches but unfortunately no wings. Ha ha. You want to fly? Yes, yes, we will fly one day, Bro. one day, un dia. You seem to have a great wife! Cool!


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