The Other Side

A part of life enters in
without an invitation
It’s unfortunately deep,

overwhelmingly 
vast

Its color isn’t soothing
like the turquoise beauty
of tropical oceans
Instead, its texture
is rough
to the touch

Nontransparent,
but extremely murky
with complete obscurity

One would not find
wading pleasure
in this entity
for what lies beneath
could tangle one’s feet

but sometimes choice
isn’t an option
and your toes get sucked in
before realization pays you a visit
and you struggle beyond words
to keep your head above water
trying to protect what’s in your heart
what truly matters

Lauren Scott © 2014

I’ll be taking another blogging break for awhile, 
so take care of yourselves.
Be safe, healthy and happy!

Sending hugs, love and many blessings,
Lauren ♥

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43 thoughts on “The Other Side

    • Sorry, Chris! I hesitated to post this because it’s darker than usual coming from me, but life isn’t always rosy, so…anyway, thank you so much for your love and friendship. It truly means a lot to me! Hugs to you, too! ♥ xo

  1. I’m not too fond of this one, for its message, not its quality.
    I hope everything goes well for you, and that this can be overcome.
    We’ll miss you. Take care, Lauren.

  2. Dear dear Lauren – no little angst when I read you words – and then the caring note to all of us. You have become part of my life – I look forward to your returning words. XX V.

  3. Wow – I love this and the powerful feelings that come through in it. I hope you’re not stuck in those murky waters though. I’ll see you on that other side. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Sheila, and I’m just in need of a little break, so I will see you on that other side in the near future! You always make me smile when I look at your gravatar! Great photo! Cheers and take care of you, too! xo

  4. Lauren, I love the way you so beautifully constructed the darkness in this piece…so purely honest! We all feel it as it is a true segment of our lives in which we must push through – love it! 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your wonderful words, Charlene..they mean a lot and if you’d ever like to talk while I’m on this little break, you can always email me…take care of you and sending hugs! ♥

  5. What ever is upon your path right now Lauren, I know you and yours will overcome… So many mixed emotions are being brought to the fore right now.. And I too have not been immune.. So dear Lauren, take as much time as you need, and forgive me I overlooked this post.. I was going through my own upheaval at the same time.. But all is smoothing out. as I clear my brain… Much love sent your way my friend.. I appreciate you stopping by… Love Sue

    • I wrote this when I was pretty down, Sue, and it’s something that will be ongoing though…my mood is better now and I’ve been enjoying the break, but now I’m worried about you. I’m glad to hear life is smoothing out, though…thanks for your love and friendship and no worries about missing this post. We can’t keep up with all of them, so breathe…love and hugs to you! xo

    • Thanks so much, Diane! You can tell what was in my heart and mind when I wrote this; thus, the break…ups and downs go my emotions! 🙂 Much love and many hugs to you! ♥

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