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Ditch them one by one

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Ditch them one by one

Ditch Them One By One.

Are you looking at your demons? 
Getting lost in all your fears
Do you have so many of them?
Do they bring you close to tears? 
Well, when they come a rising
And you’re helpless like a stick
All tossed upon the ocean 
And your mind is kind of sick.

Then set your mind to thinking
What be the point of worry?
Especially when things can’t be changed
It isn’t worth the flurry.
For worry eats into your soul
And rips your mind to bits
There is no good in that at all
You can be sure of it.

Picture you, when you are worried
About an up and coming thing.
Your nerves all tight, and tense, and taut
With your heart, and everything.
Just going like a pack of bulls
All pounding up the track.
The weight of all these foolish burdens
Could put you on your back.

So think of what you’re fretting for
And ask yourself this thing.
And when you’ve answered truthfully
Then too this truth just cling.
Is there any time but ‘here right now?’
When all be said and done.
Then all your many fears and worries
Just ditch them one by one.

May 6 2004

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:01:00 PM
    One by one....that's a good goal...enjoyed this Peter..and looks like you have nice support from home....that's so sweet...hello Vera...have you posted a poem yet? I'll have to check that out tomorrow...I'm going to bed...I'm exhausted..:-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/2/2014 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Donna, it is always a pleasure to read your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 11:21:00 PM
    Very good write my dear but that is easier said than done, but if I read enough of your wisdom then sooner or later it will sink in.Luv Ve.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/30/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my sweet lady, it is always so nice when you praise my writing, even though you are somewhat biased your comments are wonderful to read....peterxxxxxx
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:03:00 PM
    I like it. It's so easy to worry over things that we have no control over!! Good job

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:02:00 PM
    I like it. It's so easy to worry over things that we have no control over!! Good job

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/30/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kelly for your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 8:42:00 PM
    BRAVO MAN, great write here, i loved every line in this poem, i'll read it to my hubby later, bet he feels just the same, can't let everthing get to ya right on. cheri and thanks for your wonderful commet on the open road a friend of mine at work asked me to write something for her father whom passed away and she read what i wrote at his funeral, it was a high compiment for me.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/30/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments Cheri. I am glad that you got this recognition for your poetry, this was a fine compliment indeed, and you done them well with this write...congrats, my friend.....peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 8:18:00 PM
    Mr. Dugan check out the one i just wrote it is for the american truck driver. god bless

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 6:10:00 PM
    I think this is a great poem, with a great message. Thanks fir sharing. I really liked it. Mjany blessings in the Nerw Year..... Lucilla

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/30/2013 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Lucilla, I really do appreciate you taking time out to read my stuff. It is wonderful to see you back on track after your illness...I appreciate your kind comments, my friend. Have a wonderful and healthy new year, my friend....Peter
    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 12/29/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry I meant many. I still can't see too good.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Words if wisdon and inspiration from a man with a good heart and talented pen. thank you so much for sharing friend. best wishes. Pete.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Pete, for your very kind words, I appreciate this....peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Hi Peter, A wisdom filled write... Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ken for your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Great topic chosen..Yes we should not worry for the Bible tells us so..It says what can we change by worry and the answer is nothing..Thanks for the visit to my page..Soup Mail...Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, for all your comments on my writes they are always appreciated...peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 7:07:00 AM
    THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT ADVISE PETER XXX

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you Rose, for your comments. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas....peter
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 1:56:00 AM
    Demons dont go quietly Peter, but they still go, its up to each individual to do exactly as you write, strip them one by one from your backside, another wonderful write full os wisdom my friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/29/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Carl for all the comments you write. They are very much appreciated....peter