larger than life
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) ♥
38 thoughts on “Reality’s Edge”
Great description, Lauren! I’m glad you were able to pull back into the light. Darkness and shadows aren’t good places to be indefinitely.
Thanks, George, and I am, too…:)
This is a really mov g poem Lauren, and one I can really relate to.
Being able to “pull out into the light again” , though difficult, is essential for us to save our sanity I think and it helps us to be able to manage whatever we are going though. We cant hope to start managing if we stay in that darkness, though it is tempting to stay there at times..
Love and hugs
Thanks so much, Christine, and I’m sorry you can relate, as it’s not a fun place to be..I had never felt so “down” as I did at that time and I honestly don’t know what the future entails, so I hope to stay in the light, no matter what…you are so right with everything you said, too…much love and many hugs to you, my friend! xoxo
Real tangible sense of foreboding in this Lauren – I like it a lot.
Thanks so much, Holly, and although it’s dark for me, I’m glad you liked it! I truly value your opinion! xx
Wow, I can relate to that, when our lives take a sudden turn and we don’t know how we’ll cope. Awesome poem!
I know and it’s too bad you can relate, but as long as we keep on moving forward…love ya, Sis, and thank you! xo
This is very “real”, Lauren–well done. God bless you, have a good weekend–love, sis Caddo
Thanks, Caddo, and it’s too bad to be so real, isn’t it? But, that’s life…You have a great weekend, too! Much love and hugs!
So deep and heart felt Lauren. I’m so happy to see you feeling better as you continue with the challenges you’re handling. You’re always in my prayers. Very beautiful poem here
Thanks so much, Scott, and I really appreciate having a constant place in your prayers, too, as they are greatly needed…have a wonderful weekend!
this poem is truly moving, brings light and inspiration… I am sending hugs and prayers for you and for the entire family… happy weekend… hugs lane
Aww…thank you so much, Lane, I truly appreciate your bright words, hugs and prayers for my whole family…have a wonderful weekend, too, my friend. xo
Great inspiration and encouragement!
Thank you very much! 🙂
This was so from your heart Lauren and I am so very happy you are out of the darkness, too. Love and Hugs
Thanks, Gabby, and I am, too…I hope things will stay this way for a very long time…Love and hugs to you, too, and have a great weekend! 🙂
As we dash through a tunnel, we leave dark in the wake and head towards light – as you have done.
God bless and peace, Eric
Thanks so much, Eric, sending hugs and blessings!
Beautiful piece Lauren! God Bless U my friend! 🙂
Thanks, PJ, sending blessings to you, too, and have a great weekend! xo
Peace is sometimes a costly commodity. You say it so well. Bless you for searching it out, and may it always return to you and dwell in your heart.
Thanks so much for your beautiful words and wishes, Kathryn! xoxoxo
Fear is so loud in this poem.
It was really loud last fall, which is what inspired this poem…things are kind of in “remission” so all is okay now, but the future is uncertain. I imagine there will be more fear then, too…
I know what you’re saying.
Thanks, Dianda! 🙂
Me, too! I am so very glad you have.<3 xxx
It’s funny, when you’re in that “place”, you don’t think you’ll ever get out. Then over time, you do and I hope I never return, as things are dormant, not erased and the future is uncertain. I hope I can be as strong as my words..I’m glad you have, too, Red, and thanks for your presence here! Hugs! ♥
Oh my….I felt the devastation grip me…..I do hope all is better now, so glad to see your words…..heart wrenching poem, Lauren….
Thanks for your complements, Celeste, things are better, kind of lying dormant for now. The future is uncertain, but we’re living in the present, otherwise, we’ll lose it…that’s life, we have our struggles and we move forward…thanks so much for your visits and I hope all is well in your world, too. Much love and many hugs!
To give the darkness to words as you have done here, Lauren, is to cast a light on it and therein lies hope in its midst. Blessings for healing and brightness to overcome all. Love always, Diane XO ♥
Wow, Diane, I just love your reply; it’s like one of your flowing, beautiful poems! Thank you so much! xoxox
To truly embody the light, we have to know the dark well enough to choose it’s contrast.
March on brave one…
big hugs, Renee ♥