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. Yes, let those bright colors breathe optimism into us all! Thanks, Marina, and Happy July! Time is flying, isn’t it? Can’t believe this year is half over. πŸ™‚
      Lots of love and hugs to you, too, dear friend! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

      1. Oh, yes it is! Half year…
        More love and many more hugs back to you! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—β€πŸ§‘β€πŸ§‘β€

      1. Diana, I am perusing Amazon and what a surprise! Thank you SO much for such a beautiful review for New Day, New Dreams, and for taking the time to write reviews for both of my books. Sorry it took so long for me to read it. Anyway, I appreciate your comments as you are an amazing writer. Thanks again for the 5 stars! ⭐️ πŸ’ž

      2. Oh, thanks again, Diana. I’m definitely sounding like a broken record! πŸ™‚ As to my book, the editing is ongoing. But I think I’m getting closer to the finish line. I’m heading over to your blog now. πŸ’•

  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. 😊.


    1. Thanks, Miriam, for your lovely words. And I agree with letting go of those burdens, walking on. πŸ™‚ May your weekend be full of light, love, and laughter! 🌟πŸ₯°

  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 ❀

    1. I’m sure this poem resonates with many, Debby. I was β€œin a mood” when I wrote it, but I’m fine. Thank you. Hope you’re doing okay too. Hugs back to you! πŸ’—πŸ’—

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