Hearts can shatter if beaten down.
Souls can be crushed if pounded.
Judging others isn’t a right.
People should be allowed to live
the life they were intended.
Why is violence the solution
for those who loathe
a culture or religion?
Special nuances making up
each of us are nobody’s business.
Differences afford knowledge.
Opening our hearts and minds,
what a beautiful world…If only.
How drab the vision
outside our windows would look
if we were identical in every minute
aspect of our inner and outer selves.
Your world, My world,
would turn colorless.
Respecting and accepting:
unoriginal, but words repeated
again and again
until the narratives and visuals
No one deserves to live
beneath a cloud of pretense
in youth or adulthood.
We all should have the freedom
to live within the arms of truth.
I can only imagine how invisible scars
can create hell for the heart.
Love should be universal throughout
and shouldn’t acquiesce temper.
Love should remain the center
But has kindness and compassion
been shoved under the bus?
Injustice equals disgust.
Lauren Scott (c)
32 thoughts on “If only…”
Thank you, Lauren, for this very apt poem!
Thank you, Joanna, for your lovely comment. I’m glad you agree with this message. 💞
You are welcome!
If only indeed, my dear Lauren…
It’s like holding our breath, waiting for this monumental moment: for love, compassion, and acceptance to win irrevocably.
Hugs, Marina ❤️❤️❤️
Perfectly put… exactly so, Lauren!
Many many hugs to you, my dear friend! ❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️
Very profound, Lauren. All true of course.
I’m happy you agree with the message, John. Thanks so much for your wonderful words! 🥰
So thoughtful and inspired, Lauren
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Thanks for your beautiful comment, Barbara! 💞
An excellent poem, Lauren. I read it twice, slowly.
Thanks, Robbie, for your wonderful words. Greatly appreciated! 💕
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Thanks so much, John!
You are very graciously welcome so much.
A brilliant poem, Lauren. It was composed very well. Too good.
Thanks for your kind words, Kamal. I appreciate them very much. Have a wonderful weekend.
You are always welcome dear Lauren. You too have a great weekend.
Everyone should be able to be who they are without any repercussions.
I’m happy you agree, Binky.
Violence and control never made sense to me. May these lower vibrational energies rise up and evolve. We all deserve to experience the freedom you write about. Thanks for your words of wisdom, Lauren.
Many Blessings, Lisa xoxo
Thanks for your wonderful words, Lisa, that I also resonate with and for your kind words about my poem. 💕
You are welcome. Enjoy your day, Lauren! xoxo
This is powerfully put, Lauren and a message that has to be repeated, again and again.
Thanks for your kind words, Barbara, and I’m glad you’re on the same page, too. ❤️
This is amazing! Well done, Lauren, and so needed for these dark days.
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Mark! Sometimes, it’s as though the light is nowhere to be found. But it’s there…
Yes, there’s always a light, for sure.