Before dipping your toes in,
you should know that no
relationship will be
all the way
It will have its
share of maintenance
to be tended to on
any given day
If you keep an open
mind and store it
there’ll be no cause
for running ashore
Wear trust and
as you would a favorite
shirt , remember
you’re both the captain,
then no one should
You can now build
your boat together
for any kind of weather
LScott © 2013
45 thoughts on “Clear Navigation”
Thanks so much, Kim, I’m trying to use more! 🙂
Lauren, your poem is simply beautiful and the message is awesome. Hugs and blessings to you my sister!
Aww..thanks so much, Wendell, and sending hugs and blessings back to you, too! Have a wonderful weekend!
Nice use of the nautical theme! Good lesson.
Thanks, Joe, it was fun working with this nautical metaphor..
The ship of Life and Love, and navigating the Trials of the Journey. Yes, we need all hands on deck all the time.
Definitely, thanks for your addition, Eric! 🙂
Beautifully written and ever so relevant to my own life at the moment…. gone sailing 🙂
Thank you very much and it’s good to hear you’re sailing. I wish you much happiness in your journey! 🙂
This is beautiful, Lauren!
Thank you, justme! I always appreciate your kindness! Have a great weekend!
As life’s journey is the journey within; we are the ship, the mariner, the wind & the sea…. May yours be fruitful.
Peace & Light
So true and beautiful, Mira, thanks for sharing and for your wishes. I wish you the very same, too! Hugs and blessings for a wonderful weekend!
Full of wisdom Lauren, as always! A great lesson I think in give and take. It is a simple concept but so often we ignore the compass!! 🙂
HBL ❤ XX
Thanks, Chris, and yes, somethings are so simple, yet, so hard to follow in life! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! xoxo HBL ♥
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Thanks so much, Steve, it’s very kind of you! 🙂
How are you possibly going to decide which poems to include in your book? I love every one I’ve read.
That’s a very nice complement, Sheila, thank you! My book has older poems in it and is in the production phase. These new poems will be in my second book, so I’m already compiling a list! That was the “fun” part, reading all and deciding…have a wonderful weekend! xx
I love your words Lauren. It is the reality of life and love and relationships. XXVirginia
Thanks so much, Virginia, and yes, you said it exactly right! Have a lovely weekend! xx
Wise words indeed.
Thanks very much, Audrina!
The seas can be rocky for relationships – I like the notion of building the boat together!
Yes, they can and thanks, Christy, for your kind comment, too! Happy weekend! xoxo
you’ve captured the salty breath!
Thank you so much, Debbie! Love your comment and I appreciate your visit, too!
Beautiful message… love it.. ♥ hugs, Renee
Aww..thanks, Renee! Sending hugs back atcha! ♥
You are so welcome my friend. ♥
No matter what, there will always be storms in the sea, when two ships sail as one.. But after the storm, there is always calm, and moments like those are worth living for.
They’re definitely worth living for…thanks for sharing your beautiful words, Chatty and have a lovely weekend…
That’s great advice, Lauren!
Have a great weekend! xoxo
Thanks, Deb, and wishes for a great weekend, too! xoxox
I read this as if it was advice being given to me 😀
Beautiful writing as always Lauren. I actually read it yesterday and liked it so much that I had to return for seconds today. Sailing and the ocean always add something special for me too. Have a great weekend my precious friend.
Thanks so much, Scott, for all you wrote. I guess the words could come in handy, although, I’m no expert. 🙂 I was inspired by this old photo of mine I came across and decided to try a nautical metaphor. I’m glad it turned out okay, as I’m still learning, I feel. I know you love the ocean and am glad you really liked this one. Have a wonderful weekend, too, my friend. Sending hugs and blessings…
Well written Lauren! A wonderful way to view a relationship … and the building of same! I love to sail, so behind your thoughtful words, the idea of sailing with the one you love is a bonus for following your excellent advice. 🙂 xo
Thanks, Penny, I was somehow inspired by this old photo…the ocean is always fun to write about and I probably do too often! 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment and have a wonderful day! Sending many hugs!
A great way to show and impart the best way on how to mold and handle a better relationship, a perfect piece of advice, thanks dear, happy weekend and God Bless… 🙂
Aww..thank you, Lane, for your lovely comment! Happy weekend to you, too, and sending hugs and blessings your way…
beautiful poem, Lauren, and solid advice.. 🙂
love and hugs xxxx
Thanks again, my friend! I always seem to be drawn back to the ocean! 🙂 Love and hugs back atcha! xoxo
lovely way of expressing a relationship. take it as an advice:)
Thanks so much! The ocean seems to come to mind often! 🙂