The window’s blinds remain closed
closed as folks stroll by, oblivious
oblivious to the darkness
darkness deeper than sight, though
though, sight alone suggests flickering
flickering of a hope so minute
minute enough to miss its presence
presence of mind to see its strength
strength required to step forward
forward at a time of endless challenges
challenges with painful, steady grips
grips leaving no room for faith
faith, however, lies within that flicker of hope
Lauren Scott © 2018
As most of you know, I took a three month break from blogging, and I have recently returned. I missed it, and I missed seeing all of you who have faithfully followed and supported me. I’ve taken many breaks throughout the past five years, so please know that I’m not crazy…But I have to be honest with myself in realizing that blogging just isn’t in me anymore. I’ve started slowly with college (which I snubbed soon after high school), but I’ll begin to take more classes each semester to finish earlier-or at least before I’m too old to walk across the stage-and if I do this, blogging won’t have a time slot. Honestly, writing poems is still on the back burner, but my next English class will involve creative writing and poetry, which might help stir up some inspiration.
So…I’m going to keep my blog open (for now), but I won’t be continuing to interact in the blog world. For five years, this blog has been a big part of my life, but I feel that part has run its course, and now a new chapter is evolving. I guess I won’t say that I’ll “never” return, but for now, it looks unlikely. I’m excited about my college journey, even in mid life, and I have officially decided to pursue an Associates Degree in English, and who knows, I may even go for a Bachelor’s! You’re never too old, right?
Anyway, that’s it, my honest feelings. I tried and gave it another shot, thinking that I would jump right back in like before, but things are different now. I’ve changed and so has life. I sincerely wish you all the best, and I’ll miss you.
So…Stay Safe, and Be Happy!
With Love, Hugs, and Blessings,
You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!
Another year zoomed by since I last celebrated with WordPress and
I’ll repeat my story from last year…I opened this blog in 2010,
became active in 2011, so I’m always one year behind. 🙂
In addition to my “blogiversary”, I’d like to celebrate the making of new friends, the joy of learning, the amazing following, the expansion of communication, and most of all, the fun! Cheers to taking life less seriously and having more fun!
Writing for our blogs is a great hobby; it gives us the opportunity to meet new people along the way. What could be better?
So thank you, EVERYONE, for your continued support! I began this journey before I turned the big 50 and now it’s been five years? Sigh…oh well, let the fun continue…
and now please join me in celebrating by singing, dancing,
and toasting to another awesome blogging year!
Sending lots of love, Lauren ♥ ♫ xo
Whether love works or whether it doesn’t
Whether timing is on or whether it isn’t
Love simply is
It seeps into our minds
and weaves into our hearts
Every sense is aware of its presence
We can feel it, hear it, say it, taste it
Try as we might to escape,
we’re captured with intensity
never felt before
Sometimes life guides us to letting go
but in the midst of elation, we hold on
and allow our hearts to soar
Lauren Scott © 2015
Photo is mine: Hibiscus in Pt. Reyes Station, CA
(I’m not sure this could be called poetry;
it’s more of random thoughts I felt like sharing) 🙂
Wishing you a Terrific Tuesday! ♥
I pondered long and hard for the answer
wondering, wavering of emotions inside
How relative time has been in this journey
this crazy, happy, emotional ride
The voices unheard, yet heard of so clearly
in universal languages for all to hear
The faces unseen, yet seen in tiny glimpses
of those who opened their windows for air
How thoughtful the praise each time I read
How warm my hopeful heart became
How humble it felt from deep within
How grateful my soul will surely remain
Lauren Scott 2015
There are no words
to be penned
They caught a ride
on the last gust
A one-way ticket
Emptiness settles in
I’ve tried pulling
consonants and vowels
from anywhere and
hoping to reunite
them with emotions
but they’ve slipped
through my fingers
only to land on a
blank piece of
Lauren Scott © 2015
It’s that time again…time to put my feet up
or I should say “recess from social media.”
All is fine, but I need a breather from the computer.
I’ve taken a few in the past and I know most of us come
to the same conclusion at some time in our “blogging careers.” 🙂
I’m not sure how long, but it could last through the holidays
where I’d return in January 2015. So if that happens,
I send wishes for a Happy Halloween,
many blessings at Thanksgiving,
a wonderful holiday season, Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Safe New Year!
But before I go, I just want to thank you all again
for your wonderful visits and feedback,
for your continued support that
encourages me to keep writing from the heart.
I will always remain humble and appreciative.
With much love and virtual hugs and Cheers!