Around the Bend

I live on the corner
of happy and content
but, sometimes my mind lingers
into the neighborhood of

Living with joy
would be a better choice
yet, often, I find the door locked
and no matter how loudly I knock
it won’t budge

 It takes courage to push
once in awhile,
make your presence known
that you are strong
and you belong

 nurturing your roots
wherever they may grow

Lauren Scott © 2014



25 thoughts on “Around the Bend

  1. This is a beautiful thread of thoughts Lauren. And I can relate to it very much. Pushing hat door does take courage but we do it over and over again because we want to live and not simply exist. Sometimes my efforts to push are on days when I play what I call “the glad game” where I pretend to feel ok and eventually find that I do. But I also think we need to allow ourslves to wander into that neighbourhood of melancholy, because that’s real and honest and if we didnt allow ourslves this sometimes then our true feelings would bottle up and go somewhere unhealthy ie toward depression. Sorry for this ratherclong winded comment!

    Love and hugs ❤ xx

    1. Thanks so much, Chris, and I love long winded comments because I leave them often, too! 🙂 I agree with everything you said, completely! I was also having a hard time ending this one for some reason and wasn’t sure of what I chose, but went with it. I’m glad it turned out okay…sending love and hugs to you, too! ♥

  2. We are always sorrounded by closed doors, the doors of our life, the doors of our choices. Many of those we open, many other we do not find the right key. So, very often we ask “what if …”, but I think we should balance what we have done in our life instead of thinking about what we should have done if ….
    A very beautiful poem, Lauren.

    1. Wonderful comment, thank you so much, Giuseppe! I appreciate your wisdom and insight and your complement! I do agree that we need to find a balance and not focus so much on the “what ifs or shouldas!” xxx 🙂

  3. So true Lauren.. It does take courage to push on around the bend.. But Light is always there at the end of the tunnel.. But out of those very same dark corners with locked doors grow the roots to show us how far we have come.. and how strong we are.. For without our melancholy moments we would not be who we are today… Lovely thought provoking poem.. Hugs to you my lovely friend… Sue xox

    1. Oh, Sue, you said it so very well! Thank you for your lovely, insightful comment and of course, your complement, too! Hugs to you and have a lovely weekend! I’m so glad Friday has arrived! 🙂 xoxo

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