Zoom became an integral part of everyday language, and
Yes, learning something new is exhilarating – the
X-factor of life – acquire knowledge at every chance, for the
Well-being of humanity is the health of our world. But the
Virus caused the need for this communication tool – an
Unexpected fast-spreading, deadly pandemic, forcing
Tears and heartache to ensue around every corner.
Staying well by dodging fevers occupied frantic minds, but
Relief finally arrived because of innovative medicine.
Quality of life slowly shifts into a sense of normalcy, as
Promises of large, joyful gatherings bring excitement.
Optimism feels attainable, overcoming those worst fears,
Nourishing hearts and souls that have been patient, as we
Marvel at the hustle and bustle on downtown streets –
Loving the sights of mask-less faces with big smiles, but,
Knowing the threat has not dissipated. We are openly
Just aware that moving forward unharmed remains possible.
I, for one, exhale with reassurance, but even so, I carry
Hope closely for those who continue to suffer, and
Gratitude rests in my heart every day for all blessings.
Fulfillment manifests from a support circle of those who
Effortlessly carry us through uncertainty. So, forging ahead,
Dare to discover something you have missed through the slog.
Celebrate the community who has your back, for this is our new
Lauren Scott (c) 2021 ❤️
Photo is from our backpacking trip
to Spider Lake in the Sierra.
A new day begins…
36 thoughts on “Dare to Discover”
❤ ❤ Lovely Lauren ❤ ❤ xXx
Thanks, Dear Jane! Hugs to you! 💗💗💗
Here’s to new days, my dear Lauren, as you beautifully write. 🤗😘🥰🤗☀️
Thanks for your lovely words, Marina. I feel the light is finally beginning to shine through all the darkness. Have a wonderful day! ❤️❤️❤️
I think so too. A wonderful day to you too, my dearest Lauren! 🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗
A terrific poem, Lauren. Very uplifting. Thanks.
Thanks, John! I appreciate your kind words. And I feel we all could use a little uplifting…
Yes indeed. 😁
Z to A. These poems look so challenging to me, especially that X! And you did it. I love not having to wear a mask all the time. Still respectful and cautious, but the end is in sight! It feels wonderful. Thanks for the smile.
Thanks for your kind words, Diana. This was challenging, especially that darn Z and X! But Zoom was the first thing to come to mind, so it took off from there, ending with some sunshine. I’m doing the same as you, but there are circumstances where not having to wear a mask is so freeing. 🙂 💗💗
Hope this normalcy stays and we get out of the masks Lauren. Waiting to wear my smiles.
I have been able to shed the mask in some circumstances, and being fully vaccinated, I feel relieved, and it is freeing. But unfortunately the world is not “there” 100%. However, the light is slowing beginning to shine through the murkiness. My hopes and wishes are parallel to yours. 💗
Thanks, Andrew! I appreciate your kind words and am glad you liked this alphabet poem.
Unfortunately the pandemic will be with us for a long time but its nice to find a place of refuge where the pandemic doesn’t rule isn’t it?
I agree with you, Ian, but yes, a little refuge or relief is nice to experience. 🙂
It does seem like we are crawling out of the dark…wonderful thoughts, Lauren. 🙂
Thanks so much, Mark. Slowly, but surely…
I had a meeting the other night which offered a zoom link for those who wanted to attend virtually. The folks in house erupted into a fit and said not to turn that thing (computer) on. I guess they are tired of it all.
Thank you for a lovely post.
I’m sure many are tired of the virtual option and long for hugs and being in the company of others. It’s happening slowly…thanks for stopping by and for your lovely words, Audrey.
Happy Friday, my friend. 💗
Without the rapid development of the vaccines, we would have been in much more trouble. At least now we have the hope of getting back to normal n the not too distant future.
It’s comforting having a little bit of hope now. Thanks, Binky!
Looking forward to a return to normal. Well put, Lauren!
We’re getting there slowly, Barbara. Me, too. Thanks so much! 💗
Yes, slowly…but I see a change!
Me, too, and it’s reassuring! ❤️
Lauren, I enjoyed this reverse alphabet poem. Hope and optimism do seem to be on the rise again, thankfully.
(Trying to catch up a little again here…. hope all’s well with you and yours. ❤ )
I’m happy you liked this ABC poem, Betty. And it’s so good to see you! Thanks for catching up and I’ll visit you soon, too. As always, it’s hard to keep up. :O All is good, but lots of changes. We’re officially empty nesters! Bittersweet though, but we’re slowly settling into our new phase. Hope all is well with you too. Sending hugs! 💗💗
Good to hear back from you, Lauren. That’s hard, the empty nest thing! I can relate. Thank heavens for technology nowadays and being able to video chat, etc. That will hopefully take the edge off.
Take good care, my friend. 🤗❤
Hope is definitely floating. Beautifully expressed Lauren ❤
We just can’t lose Hope or it’s truly all over. Thanks again, Debby, for all the visits! 💞
So true. ❤
Wow!! What a creative piece of writing! I loved it. I too, am just waiting and hoping this pandemic leaves us really soon. ❤️🙏🎁🤗
Thanks for your lovely words, Diana! Slowly but surely. Hope all is well with you. Stay well, my friend. ❤️🌸❤️🌸