I Ask This of You

 

after the rain 1 final

There are times when I’ve failed you
allowing my worried mind to guide
Being led deep into the darkness
where fear would reveal its ugly head

I wish to undo negative thoughts
and faithless feelings in my heart
for I am ashamed of my weakness
where tears are mine to shed

I know you walk with me in
each day that I take a new breath
When I see the sun rise once again
I’m in awe of your loving grace

Though uncertainty lies on the path ahead
I’m not chained to these dismal ways
Will you cast forgiveness upon my soul?
With renewed trust, I hope it’s not too late

Lauren Scott © 2014

Reality’s Edge

larger than life
hovering, invasive
casting shadows

silence,
louder than
thunder’s symphony

with eyes squeezed shut
I see only papered walls
and moving silhouettes

shaking my head
I lie in beads of sweat
gripping the edge

waiting to fall
into the depths…

© LScott 2013

(Sometimes life brings challenges and we fall into darkness.
This happened to me last fall when our family received
devastating news. After time, I was able to pull out into the light again.
I wish everyone could) ♥

You’re Not Alone

When your sky is dismal and you’re feeling low
unlock the doors to your soul
and allow love to flow
Lean on a shoulder from someone who cares
as they hold you in their daily prayers
Open your mind to new hope in your heart
picking up pieces that once fell apart
Find strength in His Love and
allow your eyes to see the Light above
Let His embrace warm your inner core
Let your path be brightened
so darkness lingers no more

© LScott 2012

Joyful Melancholy

Christmas carols accompany as I wander
through the stores, pondering carefully,
so I may give to those, whom I love dearly,
during this joyful holiday season

I hear beautiful, amazing grace in the lyrics
and I wish for my soul to be at peace
Then I think of those whose lives
are filled with pain and tears commence

Guilt overcomes me, as I feel grateful
for the many blessings I’ve been given
How can I feel content when others are hungry,
hoping for a roof to cover their aching hearts?

It isn’t fair others are hurting while we top the tree
with our treasured angel and throw on the tinsel
It isn’t fair they cry for help to come their way
While we roll out the dough and make festive cookies

There is no balance of these confusing emotions
So, what must be the answer to comfort…
to stop the blood from shedding and
the tears from falling, to end the starving?

By showing we care, we silently say our prayers
for those who struggle in their everyday lives
May love hug their souls to heal their wounds and
May their strife be entwined with a whirlwind of serenity

Copyright 2011

SLEEPY

This is self-explanatory! 🙂

tossing
turning
yearning for peace
to capture
my
mind

unsuccessfully
trying to
unwind

any thought
that WILL be
IS
in
my
head

in the morning
my eyes
will
be
red
oh
how I
dread
that

not sure
I’m surviving
though striving
for
forty winks
in
my
bed!

Copyright 2011