A part of life enters in
without an invitation
It’s unfortunately deep,
Its color isn’t soothing
like the turquoise beauty
of tropical oceans
Instead, its texture
to the touch
but extremely murky
with complete obscurity
One would not find
in this entity
for what lies beneath
could tangle one’s feet
but sometimes choice
isn’t an option
and your toes get sucked in
before realization pays you a visit
and you struggle beyond words
to keep your head above water
trying to protect what’s in your heart
what truly matters
Lauren Scott © 2014
I’ll be taking another blogging break for awhile,
so take care of yourselves.
Be safe, healthy and happy!
Sending hugs, love and many blessings,
43 thoughts on “The Other Side”
Going to miss you but do what you have to do. A beautiful piece as always. Hugs.
Thanks so much, Kim, for your kind words…I’ll miss your wonderful writing, too, but I’ll be back! 🙂 Hugs to you, too!
This is a sad message Lauren. Take your time and take care. Thinking about all of you.
Big hugs ❤ xxx
Sorry, Chris! I hesitated to post this because it’s darker than usual coming from me, but life isn’t always rosy, so…anyway, thank you so much for your love and friendship. It truly means a lot to me! Hugs to you, too! ♥ xo
Lauren, you and your family are always in my prayers! Hugs and blessings to you all!
Thanks, my brother…I appreciate it! Sending you “thank you” hugs!
Take care Lauren. Come back soon
Thanks, Al, I’m sorry to be missing your wonderful photos, but I’ll see them again soon…
Have a good break! I hope I’m reading your blog soon!
Thanks, Joe, and I hope so, too…I’m in great need of writing inspiration!
Heavy…but I know what you are thinking of…we pray for a positive outcome.
Yes we will, Honey…Love you!
wishing you all the best – be well!
Thanks so much, Sarah! xx
I’m not too fond of this one, for its message, not its quality.
I hope everything goes well for you, and that this can be overcome.
We’ll miss you. Take care, Lauren.
Thanks for your kind wishes and thoughts, Binky…I hope so, too…I’ll miss you and Wombania, also! Hugs to you all!
Will miss your ‘people’ words; hope to read your work anew soon.
Aww..thanks, Steve, and I hope I’m back soon, too! Take care!
My sweet, may you have an excellent and truly refreshing respite for as long as you need. My love goes with you. 🙂
Thanks so much, K, and sending love right back to you, too! Take care of you! xoxo
Dear dear Lauren – no little angst when I read you words – and then the caring note to all of us. You have become part of my life – I look forward to your returning words. XX V.
Virginia, your words truly touched me, thank you so much…take care of yourself, too, and I’ll see you in the near future…xoxo
I have been in those murky waters — let’s swim in the clear, wonderful oceans instead, shall we? 🙂 Lovely xx
Sounds like a good idea, thanks, Christy…take care and I’ll see you soon! xxx
Have a wonderful break, dear Lauren! beautiful poem! love and hugs from across the creek xoxo
Thanks, Francina, and hugs to you, too! xoxo ♥
Wow – I love this and the powerful feelings that come through in it. I hope you’re not stuck in those murky waters though. I’ll see you on that other side. 🙂
Thanks so much, Sheila, and I’m just in need of a little break, so I will see you on that other side in the near future! You always make me smile when I look at your gravatar! Great photo! Cheers and take care of you, too! xo
Lauren, I love the way you so beautifully constructed the darkness in this piece…so purely honest! We all feel it as it is a true segment of our lives in which we must push through – love it! 🙂
Thanks so much for your wonderful words, Charlene..they mean a lot and if you’d ever like to talk while I’m on this little break, you can always email me…take care of you and sending hugs! ♥
Enjoy your break, Lauren, and see you soon 🙂
Thanks so much, Eric, and take care, too! 🙂
I fully agree with the content of this poem. It ‘s very nice and I feel closer to my feelings. Thanks for sharing. Love your poetry. Kisses
Thanks so much, Giuseppe! I’m glad my words resonated with you and thank you, too, for your lovely complement…hugs and blessings!
Hugs and more prayers. ♥
Thanks, Renee! They are always needed and much appreciated! ♥
You’re so welcome my friend. ♥
What ever is upon your path right now Lauren, I know you and yours will overcome… So many mixed emotions are being brought to the fore right now.. And I too have not been immune.. So dear Lauren, take as much time as you need, and forgive me I overlooked this post.. I was going through my own upheaval at the same time.. But all is smoothing out. as I clear my brain… Much love sent your way my friend.. I appreciate you stopping by… Love Sue
I wrote this when I was pretty down, Sue, and it’s something that will be ongoing though…my mood is better now and I’ve been enjoying the break, but now I’m worried about you. I’m glad to hear life is smoothing out, though…thanks for your love and friendship and no worries about missing this post. We can’t keep up with all of them, so breathe…love and hugs to you! xo
🙂 You too……. I just over did everthing… Work, thinking- Blogging! Lol… so yes I am taking bigger breaths and longer spaces between them haha.. Hugs Back! xxx 😀 xxx
Ooh, this is excellent, Lauren! That last paragraph is especially raw and strong and true. XO ♥
Thanks so much, Diane! You can tell what was in my heart and mind when I wrote this; thus, the break…ups and downs go my emotions! 🙂 Much love and many hugs to you! ♥