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Only Up From Here

Updated on April 25, 2016

When Faced With A Problem

No need to worry help is on the way

You have a tough decision to make

Feel a bit blindsided and numb

Shocked and unsure

It's only natural

We get like this when we meet an obstacle or challenge

No quick solution or easy way out

Testing our endurance and dream powers

I can deal with one problem at a time

Both at once

A little over the top

Not to mention the timing isn't any better

Now that I think of it

There really is never a good time

We have to bring in our A game

No second string wanna bees for this round

We can be tough as nails and sweet as blueberry pie

We don't have to change who we are

What would work is digging into our gut

Finding our strengths and taking a closer look at our weaknesses

This gives us time to reflect

Seeing a side we didn't see before

How could that be possible ?

We look into the mirror every day

Are we patting our ego on the shoulder or just going through the motions ?

Let's look carefully at ourselves

See our flaws but also see our greatest assets

We all have heard the saying

Beauty is only skin deep

Now it's time to show our inner more powerful quiet side

Remember no matter what your dealing with in your life

There is always more good than bad

It's time to let lose

We wait for moments like this

To use our skills that until now have been left idle

Like a car that has been sitting all winter

The engine takes awhile

Then finally turns over

It sounds a little rough

Give it a little time

Let our engine run

Now with confidence and ingenuity on our side

We will prevail


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Michael-Milec When I am stuck I do just that. I think and encourage all the times I have made it work even when I was up against great odds. I love when people share their stories. We can always learn from each other. Thank you for reading and commenting.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You have pushed yourself to accomplish so much. It takes dedication and drive. Great work as always. Thank you for making the time to read my hubs too. Enjoy a good night sleep. All is good here.

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      2 years ago

      Yes Michael, the path we walk on is not always adorned with flowers, and sometimes we have to "walk through the valley of the shadow of death;"

      yet there is always hope build upon previous experiences - when we have been miracuously carried through.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I feel like I'm coming to a standstill myself I finally have almost pulled through the April poetry challenge and managed to keep up with my blogs but I am so tired. Hope all is alright on your side of the world.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shanmarie Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you so much.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Nice thoughts here. We all go through some rough patches, but, my, how great it feels when we get through them! My engine is running full speed lately. LOL

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Harishprasad Sometimes we need a little push and many times we run just fine. Either way we can express our struggle and our success. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a great day.

    • Harishprasad profile image

      Harish Mamgain 

      2 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Hello Dream On ! I like the way you took the poem to the climax, linking it to a standstill car, and how we get it started. The same applies to life as well. Let our engine run. Beautiful work, my friend.


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