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When You Miss The Bus All You Can Do Is Wait For The Next One

Updated on March 5, 2013

This Gives us Time To Think

How and why did this happen?

I started out my day just like any other day

Planning what I have to do and doing it the best I can

Then before I knew it I was running late and still thinking I could make it

I ran as fast as I could to the bus stop

I talked myself into believing this will be one of those days

Where I cut it real close but I can do it

I have in the past with less time than today

Then sure enough I could see the bus

But the bus didn't see me

Why wasn't I just two minutes earlier and then I would be there already

If I just got out of the shower a little bit earlier

I could of skipped washing my hair

They say you are not suppose to wash it every day

But it feels so good I do it anyway

They say it is bad for your hair follicles and scalp

You end up stripping all the oils out

Well if I didn't hit the snooze alarm for the second time

That was only because I stayed up watching that movie

It was so good I had to see it

I could of watched it another time

Well I was sick last week and had a touch of a cold

So that's why i haven't been myself and full of energy

Hey hey can't you see me I am running for the bus

I am yelling to you

I know you have a schedule to keep and you can't keep all the other passengers waiting

They made it on time and why can't I

Well you have heard me say before it won't happen again

But then it does

Life happens and all we can do it react the best we can

Try to make it work and try to iive a better day than yesterday

Well this is not my day

As my hand slowly drops

I soon stop running and come to a complete stop

Catching my breath and shaking my head

The bus continues on without me

I put my head down

Looking at the ground and laughing

If I didn't miss the bus I wouldn't of looked down at the ground

I wouldn't of seen this shiny copper penny

As i reached down topick it up I thought what kind of lucky penny is this

Then I looked up and I thought maybe the rest of my day will go better

I looked and then looked again

I couldn't believe my eyes the bus has stopped

The bus finally stopped

Instantly all my thoughts have become positive again

I started running as fast as I can

When I reached the bus I was out of breath

The bus door was open

I reached my hand inside the door

Today is your lucky day said the stern faced bus driver

You can say I am twice as lucky today

I smile and the bus driver shakes his head

We don't have all day

The bus door shuts as I shuffle my feet

The bus already moving and my feet begin to slide and then I reach for the only empty seat

I plop my body down and think what a morning it has been


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Kathryn Stratford I am sure the people on the bus weren't to happy.One day I might be where they are sitting and they might think different when their in my shoes.Mhatter99 I can't wait to trade stories.Eiddwen What's life all about living and learning.I almost forgot the most important of them all sharing..kj force I thought I heard a car beep.Now the lesson is only good when I remember it or write it down so I never forget it.Thanx everyone for your wonderful responses.I am so glad to share.

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      5 years ago from Florida

      Dream On...OMG..that was you flailing your arms, running, sliding in the snow, scarf blowing in the wind..all red faced ???sorry I was going the other direction...

      Karma..the penny..the fact bus driver was paying attention..the old adage

      " the hurriered you go the behinder you get "...running like you did, constitutes visit to the gym totally unecessary...loved the hub..makes my day look better...thanks for sharing...however..tough way to learn a lesson...

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and here's to so many more. Have a great day.


    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I have lived a few of these.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have had close calls before. Nice poem!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      billybuc I never heard that but I will make sure I tell God my plans every day.I think God also loves a good joke once and awhile to change and make our days more interesting so we never get bored.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You know the old joke: if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for the day. :) You captured it perfectly.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      DDE We can be organized and yet have such a busy schedule that we can't possibly fit everything in.We try are best and some things have to wait.Work and school are my top priorities.Sparklea So many nice things come out of our struggles and if we just see them are life is so much better.Thanx to you both my day is better and brighter.

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      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Dream On: I JUST LOVED THIS. I was right there with you, chasing the bus! I could feel your frustration...and the PENNY! I find coins all the time, I have every one in jars...and I will probably write a hub about it some day...but your penny story is extremely significant. You should try to get this story simple, but says so much about the art of living! Voted up and awesome. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hmmm interesting how ones day can still be so baffled even though they think their day is well organized.


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