What if I just let go
and tried not to care
What would happen
or could I even dare
Would the world’s weight
be lifted from my shoulders
Then to the Heavenly Father
I would feel closer
Would peace finally find its way
into my anxious mind
Am I strong enough to believe
everything would align
How can I relinquish
the control I desire
Be truly faithful to
see what would transpire
I’ll let go and let God
allowing Faith to lead instead
Knowing He’ll take care of me
all doubts and fears will shed
Lauren Scott © 2014
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39 thoughts on “What if?”
A great poem Lauren. Faith being a necessary attempt at moving forward.
Thanks so much, Al, and I love how you phrased it…a necessary “attempt” at moving forward. That’s exactly what faith is; it’s not black and white, it’s difficult to sustain through suffering and such, and yet, it helps us move forward, allowing our minds to rest in peace…:)
There are shades of grey in everything, and nothing is easy.
Exactly, Geo, thanks so much for your beautiful comment!
A beautiful poem.
Thanks very much, Michelle!
It’s very hard to let go. Nice poem, though.
It sure is and I’m still working on it, Binky. Thanks for your nice comment!
Beautiful words from a beautiful person.
Sending hugs your way xo
Aww…thanks, Deb! Sending hugs back to a beautiful friend, too! xoxo
This is so inspiring and tranquil. A let go and let God.
Thanks so much, Kim…it’s what I often struggle with…letting go and letting God..
“Let go and let God” that’s a great ambition
It sure is a great ambition and one that needs an abundance of work and discipline! Thanks for commenting, Ian!
Beautiful, poignant and inspiring (yes , all that!) 🙂
Thanks for sharing, Lauren.
Best wishes, Aquileana 😀
Aww, thanks so much, Aquileana! I appreciate your kind words! Have a lovely evening! 🙂
Beautiful poetry Lauren. “Let go and let God’ is particularly well done.
Thanks so much, Madhu! I only wish letting go was as easy as writing about it! 🙂
Im sure “yes” is the answer to all this lovely poem’s questions Lauren. If only letting go and letting God were that simple to do! We seem, as humans, to want to kerp tight hold of the reins and yet how freeing and trusting simply to let go… ❤️ Xx
I wish it were easy, too, just like writing about it was, Chris! I know I keep a pretty tight hold on those reigns and want very much to be able to loosen up on my grip. 🙂 Still working on it! Thanks for your comment! Hugs! ♥
Such beauty in these lines, Lauren!!
Aww, thanks, my lovely friend! ♥
I liked it, another good one seester!
Thanks, Deb, and happy to see you here, too! 🙂
Great piece, Lauren! I enjoyed this 🙂
Thanks so much, Miwako! I’ll be visiting you tomorrow! I’m signing off for the night. 🙂
Beautifully written! Xx
Thanks, Iris! xo
I have a short prayer a friend gave me years ago that I recite each morning–it answers those what if’s. Such a relief to know and let go. If you like, I will e-mail it to you.
I believe I know the answers, but I’d love to see the prayer, thank you…actually doing the “letting go and letting God” is the difficult part…
Lovely reminder to have faith when we do what we can and yet also have to acknowledge what is (perhaps, for good reason) ‘out of our hands’. A beautiful poem that stands on the edge of faith rather than despair. I send blessings with hugs and much love, Diane XO ❤
Oh I can so recommend Letting Go Lauren.. Your shoulders will definitely weigh much less.. I can vouch for that. Once I set my intent on retirement.. the weight lifted.. can not wait now until the end of the month. Lol.. and then I shall be flying LOL 🙂
I do, then I grab those reins again! 🙂 It’s a love/hate relationship with myself, but I do feel better when I “let go.” And I’m soooo jealous you get to retire, but also very happy for you! 🙂 xoxo
Well Lauren.. I thought long and hard.. and although I wont have an income I have a little put by… I can cut my coat according to my cloth.. Life is passing us by and Hubby was retirement age 3 yrs ago.. So If I kept working until my official retirement age at 66 now the government here as changed the goal posts it used to be 60 for women… .. We have to make the best of the NOW moments.. its no good putting things off for the future.. So I took the plunge… and I know the universe will provide.. And hope to got to craft stalls at some point with my paintings.. 🙂 So alls good.. 🙂
PS… and I so so loved your poem..
Aww…thanks so much, dear friend! I always appreciate your feedback and insight. Love and hugs to you! ♥
There is no living in life in the absence of caring. We truly need to care in order to have faith…in something tangible, perhaps the seemingly intangible.
I agree, Don. That line is not literal in the sense of not caring for others; it’s more about not caring what other people think. That in itself can make us crazy. We need to be strong and confident in ourselves and have faith in something “bigger than life” if that is what you choose…thanks for stopping by!