Mystified

I’ve reached a place
I never dared to imagine
There is beauty here
but also emotional pain
The invisible line can be
clearly seen but it has
yet to be crossed
Is this reality or dream?

Lauren Scott © 2015

Nonsensical Dreams (Sonnet)

Dear Friends,

This is only a practice Sonnet and for someone who writes about romance quite often (if you know me), a love Sonnet just wouldn’t work this time. So I incorporated one of my husband’s dreams and one of mine and created this. I mainly focused on Sonnet rules, rather than an enticing subject, so your feedback or critiquing is welcomed. If you notice any bloopers, don’t be shy, let me know. I’m learning, as this is a new adventure and of course, I hope this brings a smile, too!

Nonsensical Dreams (Sonnet)

Upon the hill resides a house so great,
Around each corner, hallways run for miles,
The rooms alone are like the size of lakes,
The space indeed creates a million smiles.

Inside its walls roam creatures of all kinds,
From lemurs to giraffes as tall as skies,
The scene itself completely redefines,
What should be truly isn’t all the time.

But just as quick as grins begin to form,
Fear takes their place abounding all around,
Cold sweats and shivers enter like a storm,
As spiders creep, the heart begins to pound.

Yet, as the sun begins to show its light,
Relief sets in erasing all the fright.

Lauren Scott © 2014

Carousel Dream

carousel horse white

She sleeps in her bed
with a comforter made of
pastel colored flowers and
a soft pillow for her head
Dreaming of silvery manes
and bows on white horses
as they ride on a carousel
with draped, sparkling reins
Outside her window, though
she hears shuffles and squeaks
and feels a bit frightful
from the night time show
Mom sings calming tunes
convincing her precious girl
the sounds were only the
language of raccoons

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google images
(This was a “daughter” memory from years ago) ♥

What is your Truth?

 

Cleveland National Forest

 

Are you where you want to be in your life
or do you still have dreams pending in the sky?

Do you begin each day with a joyful start
or does ‘worry’ clutter your mind and ‘hurt’ clog your heart?

Are you walking between the lines, feeling confused,
misplaced in the realm of normality, exhausted and bruised?

Try some soul searching for Bravery and invite Peace into your routine.
Give yourself credit for enduring any physical or emotional pain.

We’re not meant to exist simply in green meadows, dotted with flowers,
but remember to breathe in their beauty and to believe in Miracles.

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: http://www.fs.usda.gov
Cleveland National Forest

Ideal

Beautiful Blooms June 2011 004

With a shy confession, I must admit
sometimes, I dream of perfection
where the road ahead is one of silk
and balance has no objection

Where answers dangle from the trees
as butterflies gently pass by
and happiness bounces, abundantly
as high as the big blue sky

However, perfection would prevent us
from growing through the strife
and maybe being grateful
wouldn’t live in our life

So our heartbeats set the cadence
as we march with steps of brave
We find good in the clouds
as the road ahead we pave

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Hydrangea from our backyard

Am I Nocturnal? :)

 

Counting-Sheep

 

I count the sheep grazing above me
In the shadows, horses prance, gracefully
It may hold the answers, so I fluff my pillow
waiting with anticipation for it to be my hero
but to no avail, my eyelids will not fall
Instead, I return to watching the ceiling and walls
I’m constantly flopping, left, right, belly, back
with a brand new mattress, it’s not comfort I lack
How I wish to dream of a distant land
with stretches of beaches and soft golden sand
or a hike in the woods to the song of the birds
Currently, though, I wish not to think “words”
except one special consonant would bring me great glee
and that wonderful letter is a CAPITAL ZZZZ!

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images
🙂 🙂

On the Edge of Consciousness

Floating-Beauty-cloud-backgrounds

We’ll hold each other close
with our hearts beating in sync
Their rhythm will do the rocking
while we drift into sleep

Cloud floating is what we need
to relax our bodies and mind
Creating dreams of only hope,
to the dark not being resigned

When the light awakens us
let our story’s ending be different
but if reality hasn’t changed,
guide us forward without ignorance

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images

Synchronized Dreams

Stinson Sunset Saturday night

As I lay my head down
I think of your skin
the way it feels
when our loving begins

I think of your shudder
when my journey’s in motion
and
your touch, so soothing

like the tune of the ocean

We ride the waves
though real it seems
we’ll await the moment
not just in our dreams

© LScott 2013

Photo: LScott,
Sunset in Stinson Beach, CA

If You Believe

Don’t you wish that you could fly
above the clouds in the clear blue sky,
soaring with the angels near,
erasing all your worries and fear?

Wouldn’t it be amazing to swim
in the turquoise ocean just on a whim,
gliding with a friendly dolphin,
serenaded by an elegant violin?

Imagine skipping through a lush meadow
with the company of a vibrant butterfly show
or tip toeing amongst the glowing stars
to the music of strumming guitars

Close your eyes, twinkle your nose
Cross your arms, curl your toes
Blink three times, twirl around
Concentrate; okay, here goes…

© LScott 2012

Photo: Google Images