Sometimes We Forget

Sometimes We Forget – Photo by Kurt James

Sometimes we forget how we became the person we are. We forget the little things that have formed what is now—us.
In my case as the years have gathered and flown by I need to remember that fate and destiny have given me a path to follow in life. There have been more mountains to climb than valleys to cross,  but now looking back I would not have it any different.

These are a few things I need to remember:
Have trust in those that deserve it, even when my heart tells me no.

Sing and sing it loud even though I can’t carry a tune.

Smile, when my heart is breaking and the tears have blurred my vision.

Be brave when others are not.

Kiss that special someone even when others are watching.

Sleep, even though there is a fear of what my dreams may bring.

Laugh when faced with uncertainty and realize it is just one bad day.

Pet the dog, for I have never met a bad dog.

Have an open ear and a warm shoulder for friends in need.

Keep my humor even when times have turned for the worse.

Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them.

Never forget to chase my dreams no matter how long it takes.

Hold hands, for that special understanding.

Even when the memories of what has pinched my heart – I must never forget them. It is the pain of all my past life experiences that makes me who I am. And without life and those experiences I could not exist. I would be the missing lyric in a song, or a blank page in a book. Even though in my life I have been beat down and trampled, I have always regained my feet. I do not live in fear of all that crap that has happened before. I am just stronger than I was way back when in the beginning.  I must live my life to the fullest—If I didn’t I would have wasted my life.

Kurt James © 2019

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

8 thoughts on “Sometimes We Forget

  • January 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    Wise and touching words here Kurt. I can’t disagree with anything you said. Thanks for sharing.

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    • January 20, 2019 at 10:18 PM
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      Thanks John for stopping and commenting on this piece.

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  • January 20, 2019 at 12:23 AM
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    Words of wisdom indeed, Kurt. We must strive to reach our highest potential and be all we can be. You have a fine piece of writing here. Well done. X

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  • January 22, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    How very true my friend. I often have to give my conscience a shake for I too sometimes forget from where I came from and am thankful now that I have grown more mellow these ageing years, but full of memories. I am thankful for reminders and I’m trying my best to be the person I truly have striven to be. It doesn’t come easy, a lot of hard knocks along the way, self doubt, restlessness, indecision’s and fear. So my friend your list of remembrances are sobering in more ways than one, This is one of your many that wring true for me. “Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them.” I’ve always found writing has helped release the pain, sorrows, hurts and fears from deep in my soul. I am happy that people have found some relative awakenings from my words and similar pasts. Well penned Kurt.

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    • January 22, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Vincent. Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them – is really what it is all about for a couple of gents such as yourself and me.

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    • January 26, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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      Thank you Jamie for stopping by and commenting on this piece. I have a feeling that someone such as yourself needed no reminding, and that those words I wrote you live each and every day.

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