You’ve been missing
for some time now
I wonder if you’ll ever
show your lovely face.
I’ve looked for you
in nooks and crannies,
in cupboards occupied by
glassware and plates.
I’ve lifted the rugs
lying in my hallway
and peeked in the linen
closet, just to be sure.
Perhaps you’re hiding
in the bathtub, a sneaky
spot to stay and a Psycho
One last place I thought
to check, glancing under
the bed…the only thing that
stared me back were the dust
bunnies playing dead.
Now I fear my time has
been nothing but a waste,
for whether you arrive or not
I’ll greet each new day with Faith.
Lauren Scott © 2013
33 thoughts on “The Answer”
Lovely poem, Lauren! Xx
Thanks, Iris! Have a great day! xx
Why is everything you are looking for at the last place we look? Why can’t it be in the first coupla places we look ?
I think it’s something called “life”, Carl! 🙂
Sometimes if I find something, I will carry on looking so it isn’t in the last place I looked 😉
Ohhhhh Lauren! As soon as I read this I thought of Pink. Now I’m not sure if you’re a fan but shes huge here in Australia. She came and did 46 shows here which is massive. Lady Gaga did 14 if thats any comparison. Anyway, to my point. One of Pinks songs is called “How come you’re not here” and the chorus reminds me of this poem exactly 🙂
I do like her and now I’ll have to check out that song! Thanks so much, Bianca, for letting me know and I know now I’m not the only one searching! 🙂 Hugs!
I love her song Try…it’s everything and more, my absolute faviroute of hers 🙂 Hugs!!
I love that song, too! Very inspirational! 🙂 Have a great day, my friend! ♥
This is great Lauren! It will be somewhere “safe”! 😄 Xx❤xX
Thanks so much, Chris! This one has been sitting for awhile and is happy to have finally been posted. 🙂 Hugs! xo ♥
I really like this Lauren. It’s great
Thanks so much, Al! 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Awesome poem Lauren, you never lose your touch! God bless.!
Aww…thanks, Wendell! Hugs and blessings to you, too!
Thanks so much, Chatty! xx
Always my pleasure, dearest x
delightful, Lauren! love and hugs xoxo
Thanks so much, my friend! Hope you are doing well in the holiday craze! Love and hugs right back to you! xoxo
Love it Lauren. hugs. Renee ♥
Thanks so much, my friend! Have a wonderful Monday and sending hugs back! ♥
Lauren, a very powerful poem. It reminds me, in ways, of the work of Brendan Kennelly here in Ireland ~ one of my heroes!
Aww…thanks, Jean! That is a wonderful complement! xx
Ohhh! We’re always looking around and seeking things, aren’t we? Well done, Lauren!
Thanks so much, Christy, and I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season! xx
Great poem, Lauren!!! Really like your style. 🙂
Almost Christmas… 🙂
Thanks so much, Cha! Yep, it’s so close and I hope you’re doing better! I wish you all the magic of the season! 🙂
Light and sweet yet quite deep and wise. Truly wonderful.
Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and for your visit! I appreciate them both!
Really beautifully expressed.
Thanks so much, Noeleen, and I hope you had a wonderful holiday!