Looking into the future
it is a vast horizon –
one of hesitation
one of beauty
It is an ocean
of varied emotions
like the rolling waves
with their uncertainty
as they commingle
with the mystery
among them –
to catch my breath
of a spectacular sunset
the future requires
so that this moment,
this very moment
without being noticed
Lauren Scott © 2018
Photo: Taken by my husband,
north of Bodega Bay
on a motorcycle ride
41 thoughts on “Rolling Waves”
Seize the moment and live in it. Nice job, Lauren
Exactly, thanks so much, John!
This poem hits home today, Lauren. I just learned that the first reader who ever contacted me after reading Second Chance Romance, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. There are no guarantees for tomorrow. Beautiful poem. ❤
I’m so sorry to hear of your first reader passing unexpectedly, Jill. It’s so hard when that happens and we have no time to prepare…And how memorable for you, too, because of your first book being published. But I’m glad you found some kind of solace in my poem. My husband offered me his photo, and I don’t know why, but I saw that vast ocean and thought of the future. There are times that we need to plan, times when we can’t help but think of our tomorrows, but you’re right, there are no guarantees, so best to enjoy this very moment. Sending comforting hugs…xo
Ahh … Lauren, such a beautiful and reflective poem.
I especially love the ending:
” so that this moment
this very moment
without being noticed.”
How wonderfully true.
Thanks so much, Miriam. I loved the photos my husband took and chose this one. Then inspiration came soon after. I’m glad you enjoyed, too. xo
So very beautiful.
Thanks so much, Nico. I always appreciate your support. Have a blessed rest of the week…
Gorgeous shot and poem to match! TY, Lauren!
You’re welcome, and Thank You, Resa!
A wonderful reminder to be mindful, always, no matter what’s happening….to find joy in those beautiful now-moments, whenever possible. Thanks for this one, Lauren. (Gorgeous photo your husband took!) Hugs ❤️💕💕
Thanks, Betty! The future was the first thing that came to mind when I saw that vast ocean. And I thought the photo was gorgeous, too. I agree with all you said, and I try to not delve into the future too much. Sometimes, it’s hard to avoid, but it’s best to enjoy those now-moments, as you said. Hugs back, my friend! (I’m on my desktop, so I have no emojis.) 🙂 xoxo
💕💕💕 to you!
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Aww, thanks again, John! I’m so glad you liked this poem enough to share. And I’m humbled again…take care!
You are very graciously welcome. Have a great day.
Lovely, Lauren… ❤
Thanks so much, Bette! Have a lovely tomorrow! Hugs xoxo
It can be difficult sometimes to appreciate the present.
It sure can, but it’s something that everyone should work on…Happy Friday, Binky!
Advice which is both timely and perennial.
Thanks, Ben! A lovely thing to say. Wishing you a good weekend!
Beautifully expressed. And I’d never read the word commingle before. What a great word.
Thanks, Tric, and I’m happy to provide a new word for you. That’s happened to me before, too, while reading blogs. Something new to learn. Have a good weekend!
So very important to live every moment, Lauren – I agree.
And living every moment does not mean forever painting the town red which is what some think. Stopping. Savouring the sights. Letting ones senses full play. And reflecting. Living the moment.
And to do all this with a loved one beside you – now, if that is not a blessing, I don’t know what is.
To share a little – as the years move along, my wife and I have grown much more closer. It is getting to the stage where I’m missing her every moment she is away. Just as it was during our courting days 🙂
Luv, hugz, and peace,
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Eric. I also agree with your definition of living each moment. And I believe we’re both blessed to have a loved one beside us. Thanks for sharing about you and your wife, and I can say the same for my husband and I, too. We’re each other’s best friend, so it’s not that we can’t be apart, but we do miss each other when we are. So I completely understand the phase you both are in.
Luv, hugz, and peace to you, too, and enjoy living those moments!
Absolutely beautiful! Loved it!❤
Thanks so much! Happy Friday! 😊🍁🍂
Thanks, Audrey! 💗💗💗
Beautiful Lauren. Life is short, a good reminder. ❤
Thanks, Debby! It’s probably good to be reminded now and then. 🙂 Hope you had a good day! 💕
So true Lauren! ❤
lovely poem, Lauren. A wasted moment can never be regained. ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks, Michelle, and it’s so good to see you here. 🙂 I’m behind on reading blogs, too. It happens so fast! Hugs and love, my friend…
Just beautiful, Lauren, so very, very beautiful! ❤
Beautifully said Lauren… This is the only ever Moment… May we learn to live it and keep it forever locked within our memories close to our hearts.. ❤
Thanks again, my friend, and you said it well, too! Big hugs and lots of love! 💗🌷💗🌷