All Isn’t What it Seems

When the sun dips behind tears
and hope goes underground,
all seems adrift – despair
soars high above the clouds,
obliterating any dreams
hovering in their softness.

Waves of misery crash down.
The burden feels too taxing
to lug around for long,
and yet, we choose to slog on –
heavy in mind, body, and spirit.

But in that dark corner of hope,
a dim light glistens in the shadows.
Those ominous shapes transform
into bright colors of optimism
where hope unveils its abilities and
the mindset slowly begins to shift.

Lauren Scott (c) 2021

39 thoughts on “All Isn’t What it Seems

  1. Great poem, Lauren, depicting how often we fall for the dark and stumble.
    Hope and light is truly the gifts that will show the way.

    I do like this part of your poem:
    β€œThe burden feels too taxing
    to lug around for long,
    and yet, we choose to slog on –
    heavy in mind, body, and spirit.”

    What about if we put those burdens down when possible and walk on … or even around. 😊.

    Miriam

  2. I felt like you wrote this story for me. πŸ™‚ I hope you are okay Lauren? This past month of mercury retrograde has been a doozy for many. Hugs ❀

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