The Party

Dirty dishes litter table and kitchen

The last guest just walked out the front door

You are all by yourself, nobody to pitch in

Nobody to help you with your chore


The party was swell, a great success

They all had fun, were raucous and loud

Now you are stuck with a big ugly mess

Left behind by the birthday crowd


Another year older with nothing to show

You sit at the table with a last glass of wine

And silently wonder where the time did go

If at last you had reached the bottom line


The mind says it is time for a change

To search and look for something new

To evaluate and maybe re-arrange

The life you are now going through


It is not so easy though

To leave old habits behind

Much easier to go with the flow

Than to change your heart and mind


But in the end you have no choice

You know what you have to do

To fervently give the thoughts a voice

And re-invent a brand-new you


  • dusk arising

    Too tempting to not ask you.... why invent a new you? what was so wrong with the old one....?? Isn't only the environment which chnges. Rather than re invent 'grow'.

  • dusk arising

    Too tempting to not ask you.... why invent a new you? what was so wrong with the old one....?? Isn't only the environment which chnges. Rather than re invent 'grow'.

  • FredPeyer

    Mahalo d a!
    You have a point. But, when you are not happy with where you are or where you are going, you might have to change more than just your environment. You might have to change yourself, see things differently, act differently, get rid of old habits, start new habits, etc. Don't just 'think' about!

  • Michael Edwards

    I've always been smugly happy with myself so the poem doesn't speak to me directly but I do see it in others - well expressed Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Mahalo Michael,
      Personally I feel like you. Sure there are things about me that could use some improvement or change, but overall I am pretty happy with myself.

    • Santita

      An upbeat ditty, in rhyming cadence.
      There are many instances, walks of life, where I can see this being helpful to people.
      Nothing wrong with giving voice to a more positive way. Great piece, my friend.

      • FredPeyer

        Mahalo Santi,
        As Heraclitus (the Greek philosopher) said so aptly: "Change is the only constant in life". Or, how about Albert Einstein: β€œThe world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
        My personal feeling: Change is not only constant, it is good and necessary for our well-being.

      • Goldfinch60

        We change every day as each day brings a new challenge and once that challenge is overcome it becomes part of out experience to give us the power to face new challenges.
        (I can see a poem there - watch this space).

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Goldie, am looking forward to read your poem about change!

        • orchidee

          Oh I know - I have to stay behind each year and clear up after the Hastings 1066 Party. See ya there!

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks orchi, I guess 'somebody' has to do all the dirty work. Just make sure you don't get too much into the whiskey or ale during the party!!!

            • Goldfinch60

              He won't he waters down everything! He even tries to put water in my whisky. I saw him do that once and that is why he sings falsetto!

            • shake the line

              Great poem! I think you got your point across perfectly and chose a beautiful way to portray your words πŸ’›

              • FredPeyer

                Mahalo KK. for your kind comment! Glad you liked it.

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