You Just have to Deal with it

You just have to deal with it

that thing called


those things you’d rather not

deal with

you put back on the shelf

they roll off

landing in your lap


Sometimes, you have to be

 your own Parent

 your own do-it-yourself



Snake Oil Salesman…

You try to control

but, never predict

take time for loved ones…

if my cat wants to play

at the stroke of every midnight

I make time for my little black and white boy

to flick that string

he catches in his paws

my dog wants to play at 3PM

every single day


I create time

to throw the tennis ball up in the air

so he can catch it

because it makes him



my family interrupts me as I type


I take my hands off the keyboard

giving them my full attention

without fuss

most of the time…

but, not always

when I feel I’m working

on something important

I tend to object…

but, in the end

nothing means more to me

than what I do for them

but, they don’t know

this thing I do keeps me


yet, they don’t like their favorite

TV program interrupted

and, I get those lectures

from both my girls


I’m the



what’s a fella’ to do?


at those unpleasant times

when you get those anxiety attacks

stuck in that gridlock

on that smoggy freeway



don’t fear that road rage

for, it was only


out in the middle

of a mixed up world

rowing your boat

in vain

alone in a dark stormy dream

of turbid water



you’d grow and change

into the person

you hoped you’d be




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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. My wife and I live with our cats and dog in California. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by!

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