nowhere to breathe, trying times
~ etched ~
too old to believe?
his existence, living proof
~ ire ~
raised to love
but heart feels deeply
~ blunt ~
emotions bland as
salt-free diet, tears restrained
~ guilt ~
Lauren Scott ©
Oddquain poetry form
This post is darker than most of mine, but life isn’t always rosy, so writing about those difficult times when we question our feelings can be therapeutic. Have you found yourself in a similar situation?
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44 thoughts on “His name was Ed”
Life isn’t always rosy indeed, but how would we recognise ‘rosy’ otherwise? I love this, Lauren!
You make such a good point, Marina. So, we just have to let our feelings and emotions run free during the tough times in order to move forward and enjoy those wonderful moments. I’m so glad you liked this collection of Oddquain poems. The theme is definitely not my norm. Hugs and lots of love to you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
More love and many hugs back!!!!
We all of us dearest Lauren have those feelings and days where our hearts need expression.. A truly heartfelt poem dear friend ❤
I know I’m not alone in experiencing these feelings, Sue, and I’m so glad you understand as well. Thanks for your compassion. Sending big hugs your way. 💕🌻💕
Sometimes these emotions need to be released. Hugs, Lauren
That’s exactly how I felt, John. Thanks for your compassion and hugs. I really appreciate them. 🤗❤️
Yes, darker than your usual poems, Lauren, but I agree that writing out these feelings is therapeutic and sharing them with others taps these universal experiences. Wonderfully written.
Thanks for your kind words, Diana. I hesitated to post this, but I’m glad I did. I assume most everyone could relate and understand. ❤️
Oh yes. To every part of it. I’m glad you shared it!
Everybody needs to have an outlet for the stuff we all have to deal with in today’s dysfunctional world.
I agree, thanks for reading and chiming in, Ian.
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His name was Ed
Thanks so much for reblogging, Mihran!
Your words are darker yes but these feelings have to get out at some stage, so they don’t stay heavy on your heart. I can relate to them Lauren.
Thank you for sharing this poem with us all ❤️
Stay well and have a lovely day
Thanks for your kind and compassionate words, Marie. I try to stay uplifting here, and while that’s a good thing, it’s not always reality. And like you said, if we don’t release these feelings, they’ll stay heavy on our hearts which isn’t healthy either. I’m glad you understand. I appreciate you! And have a lovely day too! ❤️
You are not alone in having these feelings, lovely Lauren. We all do. It’s healthy to express them and your poem is beautiful. There has to be dark to have light and we can shy away from the dark, so it is important to talk about all feelings. Much love flowing to you both. Xx ❤ ❤
You are so right in everything you wrote, Jane. And I love these lines, “There has to be dark to have light and we can shy away from the dark.” Thank you for your loving comment, and I hope you and Tim are doing well. I miss seeing your blogs! Much love and many hugs to you both too! ❤️🌷❤️
Hello my lovely, you are lovely. I have notes for lots of blog posts and have run into trouble with WordPress. I am self-hosted with .org and thought this would simplify things. How wrong I was! I am going to write a post explaining why and then leave WP. I am mid setting up on a new (much simpler) platform. Onwards, as us girls always do. It has been a test of my patience, which has expired with WP. Much love flowing to you both and Copper, always. ❤ xXx ❤
And so are you, my dear friend! And I’m glad you shared what you’re going through because I have missed you. Technology is so frustrating at times, so I understand. You’ve heard my woes, as well. 🙂 Keep me posted, and yes, onwards, the best direction to choose! Love and hugs to you both! xoxoxoxo
Deep and profound poem, Lauren. This is what life is all about.
Thanks so much, Kamal. Life is about the the combination of light and dark, and the light is what keeps us going. I always appreciate your lovely comments. 💕💐
You are always welcome dear Lauren. Take care and stay blessed ❤️💕
Hi Lauren, this is a very deep and emotional poem. I think a lot of people are suffering emotional distress at the moment. Things seem to be worse this year that the last two. You must hold on to hope and belief in the goodness of many people on this earth. Hugs.
Hi Robbie, I appreciate your kind words and understanding, and I’m sure many are suffering in various ways. I’m glad I shared this because life is comprised of light and dark, and if we can’t acknowledge those darker times, than how can we truly welcome and appreciate the light when it shines? Thanks for the hugs too. I’m really fine, and writing always helps. 🤗❤️
Hi Lauren, writing helps me too. Hugs
Thanks, Robbie. Hugs to you too.
Yes, I have found myself in a similar situation, Lauren.
When my mom died 10 years ago, life was bleak, ugly, numbing.
I needed some light, beauty and energy.
It was then I made my first Art Gown.
You turned to writing poetry. I turned to making a gown.
Thanks for sharing, Resa. Life gets messy at times for a whole host of reasons. So, it’s healthy and fun to turn to something creative that we enjoy. And you are SO talented! My mom and mother-in-law could create magic with a needle and thread. Not me, at all! 🙂 Anyway, thanks for popping in! 🌻
Life is complex and I think it’s important to share whatever you need to process at the time. Hugs.
I agree, Bridgette. It felt good to get these thoughts typed up on the laptop. I write in my journal too, but this landed on the computer first. Thanks for the hugs too. 🙂 💞
Sometimes life can be trying.
Yes, it can, and writing can be helpful…
The form is really interesting and I love the words you choose. For me, the issue is that although I can see the poem reflects a dark mood, I don’t really know what you’re saying. Is that ok for poetry, do you think? Genuine question not snark.
Thanks so much, and of course, that’s okay. My assumption would be that many people don’t always understand what the poet is trying to convey. Then again, some poetry is easily understood. I appreciate your visit and honest comment. 💗
Beautifully evoked Lauren. Yes, life isn’t always rosie, and it’s cathartic to write so. ❤
Thanks for your lovely comment, Debby. Writing always helps… 💞
It truly does ❤
I think it’s vital to express those dark feelings sometimes. In an appropriate way, such as you have done here, Lauren. Very therapeutic.
I’m glad you agree to write down those darker moments, Mark. Thank you for your kind words.