It took some strength
to part the heavy curtains
of manipulated visions
and clouded thoughts
of the duo in my head,
how ridiculous I’ve been
My heart soon would be
placed in the warmth
of your hands
but this central part of me
felt the chill instead and
before my head went under,
I realized your true colors
Lauren Scott © 2015
Poem and Photo
38 thoughts on “Flawed”
Thanks so much, Kim!
Awesome Lauren, awesome!!!
Honey….Heavy Stuff….LU M
Your poems always prompt a review of life experiences. I see escape from commitment not reciprocated in this one.
Life experiences inspire me, Ian, whether they’re happy or sad ones. You’re right about the message in this one and it’s definitely fiction in current time. 🙂 I always appreciate your insightful comments.
I’m glad to read it IS fiction Lauren but a well-written poem indeed! Love the twist at the end. You have a clever way of doing that in many of your poems, adds interest and intrigue. 😉
LOVE your new header. Have a great weekend, G
Thanks so much, G, for your awesome complement! I try! 😉 And I want to be where my header photo was taken right now! Let’s go! lol
Have a great weekend, too, my friend…♥
Love’s labours lost, in clear images…
Thanks so much, Raj! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
I guess better a little late, than never.
You’re right, Binky! It’s better to see the light late than not to see it at all! 🙂
Thanks, Iris! Another love lost! 🙂 Happy Friday, my friend! ♥
Lauren, this is just beautiful. Love lost.
Thanks so much, Michelle. Life experiences are good inspiration even if they’re melancholy. 🙂 Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! ♥
Thanks Lauren, you too.
Very powerful imagery in this fabulous poem Lauren. ❤️ Xxx
Thanks, Chris! Another lost love; I need new inspiration. 🙂 Have a great weekend! ♥
The inspiration you are sharing is wonderful! ❤️ Xxx
Aww, thanks, Chris. Finding inspiration is like pulling teeth. 🙂 ♥
I know the feeling well! ❤️
Beautiful and powerful as always! I’m glad they saw the light. There’s always power in that and in suddenly looking at everything differently. Hope you have a fun weekend filled with sunshine!
Thanks so much, Sheila, and the same to you! The sunshine is finally coming out here after a May month of “June gloom.” 🙂
Re. the picture: such places are always so inviting to me. 🙂
Thanks, Ben! That photo was just taken last weekend and it’s about 45 minutes from our house. It is a peaceful and beautiful place that we visit often. 🙂
It looks remarkably similar to the bridge only five minutes from our house which leads into a large pasture for cattle and sheep, bounded by a river. It’s, obviously, a favourite place to folk who want to exercise “their” dogs, gather mushrooms in season or simply bask in an expanse of nature. 🙂
Yes, it is very similar as we also have a river nearby this bridge where dogs have lots of fun and play time. We try to get out as often as we can to hike, walk, or bike to enjoy the beauty around us…
Ah, trust: to be given, it should be earned; to be received, deserved. But even the most openly trusting of us has reasons and experience that have taught us to be wary, and even the most closed and cynical can be cozened. What a good thing that we are most often given reasons to relent in our distrustfulness and to look back, glad that we can be open again. 🙂
Your words are so very true, K! I’m glad I’m happily married because it would be hard to find that trust again in a life partner. 🙂 ♥
I know exactly what you mean! 😀 ❤
I feel the deep emotion in your heart and soul…written so very well Lauren!
Thanks, again, Wendell, for your encouraging words and all your catching up. I haven’t blogged in awhile, hit a writer’s block but now they’re flowing. 🙂 Hugs
Just lovely …I agree with all of the above.
Thanks so much! When I first published this I thought it would be a flop. Sometimes I second guess myself. But I’m happy with the surprising outcome. Hope all is well with you…
Funny how things turn out. This one is really superb.
Aww, thank you! I think my mind is my worst enemy at times. 🙂