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Stuck In Neutral

Updated on May 28, 2012

Wait ,Stop Think Is This Where I Want To Be

When I neither go forward or back

I am at a stand still

I am in a tug of war

I struggle for hours and still no improvement or change

What is it that I am doing ?

How can I make my results more favorable ?

I give it more time

I give it more effort

Once again I look to see for the slightest movement

What could I be doing wrong ?

Maybe my results are flawed

All this time I have made progress

Just progress I didn't see

It it in my mind not tangable that I can feel or touch

I have it hidden but now I will let it reveal itself

Giving an opportunity that has never seen the light of day

I am on my way

I feel the car slide back just a little

Then forward

That is all it takes and away we go

Grab hold tight

Now pull

Pull again

I feel the tension building

Keep pulling until we see a change

Change your grip

Move your legs apart just a little more to gain balance

Look where the tree is

You started in a different position

You have moved now you are on a roll

Pull ,you can do it

Do you mind if I come and join you

I haven't had a good tug of war in a long time

It feels good to put all your energy into one thing

Exercise makes the body feel good

How quickly we forget

But not without a price

My arms are hurting and my muscles tense

I am far from over but I feel my heart pump

My thoughts race

This is one day that changes my thoughts and burns my hands at the same time

I can't wait to stop

I see my hands turn red then white and now out of breath I keep going

Another deep breath and I feel the air in my lungs

As they fill up like little oxygen tanks that were empty

Now they are filled and ready for anything I need

The fresh air is what I needed

It is the greatest trick

To go from empty to full

Where will we go from here ?

Too soon to tell

All I know it feels great and that's all I need to know

Off to a new world in the old world how special is that ?

Life gets better and better all the time

Thanx to you we can have another fun time


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      raciniwa Walking is so good for you.You have been able to go whereever you want without driving is amazing.You should still learn to drive and this way you can have the option to drive or walk.Either way you are like me and will never stay in neutral because we both have endless wonderful thoughts and dreams that keep changing our life forever.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i am glad i don't know how to drive or else...i'm still stuck in the neutrak whenever there's a traffic jam...i just walk all the way if life is like that...

      great write Dream on...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      daisyflowrs Any day that perks you up and gets you motivated is a good day.The mysterious world of words that have so many hidden meanings.

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      6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I am a girl, I don't get a "rise" out of it. Hee-hee, my mind is back in the gutter. I believe you meant to do that;)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      daisyflowrs I love it when people use their imagination.A poem can be whatever you want it to be.I am so glad you got a rise out of it.Hopefully many more to come.picklesandrufus I wish my body moved that quick.I stay in neutral so long I think a stalled out.Then off I go just when I thought all was lost.ksharp05 I have found to be bound up in my own words many times.Through trial and error I will find a new way to improve and become better.Luckily those who read my poems hold the light to lead my way.I drift with my imagination in so many directions.I flow as the wind blows.Thanx for reading and making my writings fun and enjoyable.Have a great day.

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      Kristi Sharp 

      6 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      This is a nice poem that reads a bit differently to all of us but beautifully nonetheless. It's a real turn of events. You have a terrific imagination and you express it well. I enjoy reading your work.

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Enjoyable read! For me, neutral is good only for a bit of rest...then it's up and away to see where I end up next.

    • daisyflowrs profile image


      6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I read it again and again, my mind went in the gutter. It's a great hub!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Deborah Brooks From time to time I just get caught up where I am at the moment.I want to be somewhere else.Until I realize noticing what I am doing is progress.I hope you have a beautiful Memorial day too.daisyflowrs I didn't notice it before.It could cover all the bases.You turned a problem into something exciting.Thanx again.Mhatter99 I love to see how we all handle our problems and challanges in life different.I think we all want just to be happy but find thousands of different ways to get there.Thanx so much have a great day.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      i know something of my fate. until then enjoy

    • daisyflowrs profile image


      6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Okay, my mind went right to the gutter with this one. Lots of sexual innuendo, well, according to my reading comprehension.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      WHAT A WONDERFUL REFRESHING POEM STUCK In Neutral.. Needing just a little push.. How I feel like that

      Happy Memorial day to you

      and I am sharing



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