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Running On Empty

Updated on May 4, 2011

When Will The Fumes Run Out

Sometimes it seems we don't have a choice

We push all day to do one more thing

We are pressed for time and have certain things in our minds we want to finish

It could be doing yard work before it rains

Trying to read one more chapter in a book when your eyes are tired

Eating up leftovers in the fridge before we have to throw them out

Going to see someone in the hospital even though you are busy

Getting up after four hours sleep and going to work

Doing different chores around the house when you could be doing so many other fun and exciting things

Finally throwing away all the junk mail that keeps piling up

Going to the gym for a workout when you just want to go home after a day at work

Staying up later than you expected because your mind has so many thoughts it wants to say

Helping someone else out in work when your job is done and you could just leave

Cleaning out your draws in your bureau when you are the only one that sees it

Holding on to a thought and making it happen even after the excitement has worn off

Reaching for a goal that no one else can see

Believing in your heart what is right and trying to make that notion come to life

I have to stop and get some food that willl give me the energy to push on

I have to go and get some shut eye when the only thought that comes into my mind is sleep

Letting my dreams come alive when I close my eyes so I can be one step closer to living the life I want to live



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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Eiddwen I think like anything else some things take time.I feel the HubPages will be around for many years to come.I have met so many people that when I come out here my head begins to swim.It races with so many good thoughts I don't know where to go next.It has changed my life for the better.I could of never expressed and shared so many thoughts with so many people in all my life.So each day is a new and wonderful blessing for me.Thanx.Lucky Cats I might not have everything I want in my life right now but it is the difficult times that bring out the best in us.It shows us the proof in the pudding.I have always been brought up to do the right thing.Sometimes doing the right things isn't enough.You have to find something deep inside you that makes you sparkle even more.That makes you rise to any occasion and bring out the best in you.You have to let go of your fears and reach to new goals.That is when you can have more of what you have always wanted and dreamed.That is when you will have made it happen.I have patience and I will keep striving for more.My health and hapiness is good.All things work out for the best and I am trying to live and experience all there is to life all along the way.The ups and downs.I am trying to make the ups go through the roof and the downs just a small dip in the floor not a huge crack that goes down the wall to the basement.But even if it is that big of a crack it can be fixed.Thanx very much.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      As I read this, I thought, "this is just like life, isn't it." And as I proceeded, I noticed how positive the words became...and then, your reply to Dim Flaxenwick "I am so lucky to be alive..." Yes, this is the feeling I receive from your words. Very nice! Thank you!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and thank you so much for sharing your gift with us all.

      I always think that if the world took a page out of HubPages book it would be a much better place.

      Take care


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I am so lucky to be alive. I am willing to keep trying to help people and share some knowledge I learn..I feel like one lucky bird that can leave a few crumbs for others to follow.It is not much but I hope in time we can all make a world of difference.I continue to make many mistakes but I keep learning as I go.You keep the fire lit under my butt when I get tired.Thanks for appreciating my hard work and effort.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You put up a good fight against any trials in life. You really are a survivor and write beautiful thoughts down for us along your way.

      Thank you.