Oh, life, what is your plan for me?
Over the horizon is shadowy, dark
I cannot see that which you convey
through the torrential rain and strong
winds, thus, I hold fast to hope in the
sunshine when it smiles down on me
I close my eyes soaking in its warmth
but I will not throw stones when its
embrace loosens and I fall to the floor
Then I am broken, you know that, yet
even trying to stand on tiny shards of
pieces of me, I won’t stumble again
For you are a gift, indeed, though
you are not made only of daffodils
and daisies in a soft, plush meadow
nor do you each day delight in music
that makes our bodies move
Oh, life, you are a mystery beyond
any human’s ability to perceive
Lauren Scott © 2014
24 thoughts on “Existence”
I receive so much pleasure from your work Lauren. I hope you are having a lovely week-end. XX Virginia
What a nice thing to say, Virginia, thanks so much! The weekend was great and now Monday has arrived! So I wish you a wonderful start to your week and I can say the same about your writing, recipes and photography! Hugs to you!
I love the imagery in this. To embrace the mystery of life? I am trying, really trying
Thank you and I think all we can do is try…I don’t think I’d want to know what’s coming next; just enjoy the good times and somehow move forward through the bad…xo
Yes, the mystery is both the challenge and the excitement. Great poem.
You make a good point and it’s all worth it, too, thanks so much, Jean! xx
really enjoyed this Lauren, made me think of a song of mine from eons ago, here’s a link if oyou care to see the lyrics. It is religious, a little, but you might find the words are something you can relate to. Take care.
Thanks, Michael, and I love your lyrics; the meaning is very similar to my poem…I commented on your post, too..have a great Monday! 🙂
Lauren, your poetry gets better and better.. I loved this line.. “Then I am broken, you know that, yet even trying to stand on tiny shards of pieces of me, I won’t stumble again”.. This line speaks of such strength and such pain.. Wonderful words… 🙂 xxx Hugs
Thanks, Sue, I’m trying. 🙂 I’m glad you liked that line; it was one of my favorites, too. 🙂 Thanks again and many hugs in return! ♥
Beautiful Lauren! Ive stopped asking life all those questions now and simply try (not always successfully) to live in the day. Life is a mystery and would we be better off if we could solve it? Im not sure. I do know that if we didnt have negatives thrown at us we wouldnt be able to experience the joy either as we wouldnt recognise one without the other. But sometimes life doesnt seem fair, but then who said it would be? Oh goodnes! Youve really got me going with this one Lauren!! 😊❤ xx
I have done the same, although, a friend of mine brought up “the meaning of life” the other day, which inspired this poem…I don’t think I’d want to know what the future holds, even though at times, I wish I knew. I’m sure that made perfect sense! 🙂 I also agree with what you said about the negatives allowing us to experience the joy, as well! It’s funny how certain topics have a way of rolling out the thoughts and words…thanks for your insight and complement, Chris! Love and hugs to ya! xo
Your expressed words are like lace…complex, intricate, delicate, and beautiful all at the same time! 🙂
Thanks so much, Charlene, for your lovely words; they truly mean a lot to me. 🙂
I know this place you’re in. That questioning life where there are simply no answers but to live. I like the way you expressed this thought Lauren.
I’m not really here full time, although there are some things I question, but you’re right, it’s all about living…thanks so much, Kim!
Life itself is something we often take for granted, yet it is the most important thing we have.
True and profound words, thanks for stopping by and sharing, Binky!
The perpetual question with no answer; you write it well…
I’m not even sure I’d want to know the answer, but I wonder, at times…thanks so much, Lindy!
Yes, Lauren, all of life is a gift … its contrasts are what make it vivid and purposeful, I think. This is a wonderful raw and reflective poem. XO ♥
“The meaning of life” became the topic of conversation awhile ago, which inspired this poem. But I honestly don’t think I’d want to know all the answers right now (maybe some, though :)). I agree with you, too, about its contrasts making it vivid and purposeful. I love your choice of words, Diane! And thank you for your lovely complement, too! xoxo
Thanks, Charlotte! 🙂