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Ditch them one by one

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Ditch them one by one

Ditch Them One By One.

Looking at ones demons
 Getting lost in all those fears
When you have so many of them
To me it is quite clear
That when they come a rising
 You are helpless like a stick
All tossed upon the ocean 
It really isn’t worth it.

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

Well picture him, a guy that’s worried
About, an up and coming thing.
His nerves all tight and tense and taut
With his heart and everything.
Just going like a pack of bulls
All pounding up the track.
The weight of all these burdens friends
Could put him on his back.

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

19 July 2014 @ 0642hrs.

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  1. Date: 7/26/2014 2:10:00 PM
    Great advice my friend. As we know easier said than done. A serious worry is like a thorn in the foot that can not be removed unless one takes off that shoe. That's the trick learning to remove the shoe first! A truly fine write!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/26/2014 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Robert, we should all try to live here, right now if we can, hat takes a lot of pressure off of the worry. I live a retired life now with very few worries, I guess I am one of the lucky ones. My morning meditations also take stress of of one's life. It is hard to do at first, but once one gets the hang of it, it becomes the great tranquilizer. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 4:28:00 AM
    Hi Dr Sharma, These things are easier said than done, but it's well worth the try, don't ya think? I always appreciate your kind comments, my friend.....peter

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 2:09:00 AM
    Yes all fears n worries need to be ditched,, for ever,, one by one,, very inspiring write Peter my dear friend//upma//

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 10:56:00 PM
    Greatness, my friend, Peter! Original and oh so greatly written! 7 My best to you my friend, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Chuck always good to see you on my site, mate. You are always so kind with your comments, and I thank you for this. Know always you are appreciated Chuck....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 8:43:00 PM
    Great advice, great words of wisdom, wow, round of applause for this one Peter I love it!!! You are such a great poet you inspire me to have a better attitude.:)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Casarah, you are too kind to me, actually you inspire me with your nice comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:32:00 PM
    great advice, peter and well said! (typo in the title, though...)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ilene, and thanks also for pointing out to me my typo. It is fixed now. I appreciate all you say, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:19:00 PM
    Well stated my friend...great advice...cheers Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim, i appreciate your kind comments, my friend.....peter