A Walk on the Trail


The duff was soft and easy
as I walked on the trail
The trees leaned in closer,
listening to my prayers
The wildflowers

continued to meditate
I searched for myself
along the way
sometimes with head
up to the sky

and the breeze
passing by –
walking at a pace
pleasant for turtles
I took my time
digging deeply inside
to discover my truth
but instead, I found you

Lauren Scott ยฉ 2018

54 thoughts on “A Walk on the Trail

    1. Thanks, Betty! I’m glad you joined me on the trail. Actually, wouldn’t it be fun to go for a walk together? If only we lived closer. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t go anywhere without clicking away, so those wildflowers came in handy. Hugs to you, too, and have a good evening! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ

      1. Ah, yes – what fun that’d be if we lived closer and could go for that walk! If you should ever be traveling up this way, we’ll have to try to get together. Hugs back to you, and happy weekend! ๐ŸŒผโค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•

      2. I’ve thought of the same thing if you’re ever near San Fran. ๐Ÿ™‚ It would be great to meet in person. Aww, it’s Friday, so happy, as always! Enjoy your evening, too! โค๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Love how the trees are leaning closer and that the wildflowers meditate! It feels exactly like this when we’re close to nature, doesn’t it? And what a lovely little twist at the end of your delightful poem, Lauren! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! Those visuals do bring us closer to nature, as you said. Your words are a great ending to my Friday, so thank you! Wishing you a fabulous weekend ahead, my friend! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thanks so much, Ian, for your lovely comment. I’m happy you enjoyed this walk with nature. And thanks for all your comments! ๐Ÿ™‚ I always love reading your insightful feedback.

  2. This is every bit the refreshing poem, Lauren. It reads so peacefuly, each line blending into each other like how the different parts of nature – sky, ground, hills – all blend together nicely to make this beautiful world what it is. I love how you ended the poem: not just focusing on yourself, but also letting yourself open up to the world around you and someone finding you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much, Mabel, for your intuitive comment. I love what you wrote about the sky, ground, and hills all blending together nicely to make this beautiful world. So true and well said! The ending came out of the blue and can really mean a number of things. It’s all about the perception and understanding of the reader. Thanks again, and have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒผ

      1. So the ending came out of the blue…that is just like how many of us find someone – we don’t expect it and then you just fall into step with each other ๐Ÿ’• Or we found something that we were looking for all along. You have a wonderful week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thank you, late into the evening now.. Dark outside.. In the cool of the humid evening,, I had a lovely day.. Relaxing, while seeming to do many things at the same time.. LOL.. HUGS right back at you โค

      2. Glad you had a productive but relaxing day. I enjoyed taking my daughter out for brunch, then some shopping. Now we’re all home just trying to stay cool. It’s another hot day today and muggier, too. xo

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