Direction

windy road

So many corners to turn
I yearn to know
which way to go
left might be right
but my sight is blurry
as my heart is hurting
and the road is
never-ending
I long for
that green meadow
up ahead
dotted with flowers
to ease my thoughts
for bees and
butterflies
to make me smile
I haven’t smiled
in awhile
Instead
my stomach
remains in knots
I’m not one to dwell
on the impossible
yet, I’ve run into
a brick wall
It’s very tall 
and climbing walls
has never been
a strength

but now
is as good as any

to begin
again

LScott © 2013

Photo Credit: Google Images

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24 thoughts on “Direction

  1. We must always look for the silver lining in everything. God does not close door on those who love him without opening up another.
    Have a great weekend, Lauren!
    Sending you much love and hugs! xxx

    • Aww…I’m glad, Sandy, and let me know when you write it because WP isn’t giving me notifications for everyone…it’s a mess and I feel I’m missing so many posts! Anyway, I’ll visit you soon, though! 🙂

  2. Hi Lauren,

    That is inspirational indeed.

    What jumps out at me are your closing lines, and I quote:

    “but now
    is as good as any
    to begin
    again”

    As we shift out perspective to the possibilities that exist in the “here & now”, we see new intentions and energy showing up.

    Shakti

    • Thanks so much, Shakti, and I agree with your last paragraph, too…living in the here and now, being able to see new possibilities and intentions to move forward. I also didn’t want to end it in a hopeless way, so I’m glad the inspiration caught your eye! 🙂

  3. If you wrote this identical poem out in paragraph form, the way you have written is a perfect haibun. You’d just have to add the haiku, Lauren! Just saying, my very talented friend! 🙂 xo

    • Hmmm…I’ll have to read exactly what a haibun is again, Penny, but thank you! You’re the “form” expert! I’ve only written haiku and tanka. Even now, looking back, I don’t think some or most of my old haiku were written correctly. I had the right syllables, etc, but I don’t think the sentence structure was right…oh well. I think I have a better understanding now or at least I hope so! 🙂 Thanks for your complement, my friend! Hugs! xo

      • I’m still working on simplifying (from what others write – including myself) the process, Lauren. Truly the haibun is a few paragraphs of thoughtful expression where it is through the use, placement and power of words that the piece becomes reflective and perhaps insightful. (true for haiku as well) dear friend – in the nutshell of things, a little bit of form and a lot more about word usage! 🙂 hugs xo

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