Just look at that painting in the sky!
Brush strokes of orange,
bright and cheerful
like California Poppies
parading in our yards.
Can you feel it? I can.
I see hope clearly suspended
in the pale hues
in the midst of that vibrancy,
waiting for the right time
to glide in and perform
its opening act.
That’s what we do, isn’t it?
We wait for the best time to do something,
to speak words that could produce honesty
or vulnerability within our hearts.
We delay in beginning the next goal.
But what if while waiting, we miss the sign?
© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
58 thoughts on “The Sign”
”I see hope clearly suspended
in the pale hues”
It’s the best part to me !
I’m happy you like those lines. Thank you for your kind comment.
Thanks so much! I’m happy you liked those lines. 🧡
It is time 🧡 Thank you Lauren!
A realization…thanks so much, Val! ❤️
Thank you, Cindy! 💗
very well written
Thanks so much, San Jeet. I appreciate your kind words.
Thank you, Lauren, for a thought-provoking poem.
I remember the saying: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”
I love that quote, Joanna. Perfect!
I thought so, too, Diana!
Thanks for your beautiful words, Joanna, and I remember that quote, too…exactly the message I’m conveying in this poem. Thank you for highlighting the meaning. 💞
You are more than welcome, Lauren!
I love this commentary on the risk of waiting for the perfect time, Lauren, for we may miss the opportunity altogether. Gorgeous poem and a beautiful metaphor of waiting for the sky to perform its opening act. That was lovely.
Aww, thanks, Diana, for your lovely, insightful comment. This poem just wrote itself, beginning with that stunning sunrise and ending with that message.. 🙂 I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks again, my friend. ❤️
My pleasure. 🙂
What a passionate, vivid write! The first lines pulled me right in. ❤
Thank you, Jaya! I appreciate your lovely words. 💗
The right time is always, now.
I think it’s a fine line of knowing when it’s best to wait and when ‘now’ is better. 🙂
So beautiful, Lauren…
I suppose when we’re alert we see the signs! Waiting isn’t always bad. 😉
Hugs and wishes for a wonderful weekend! xoxoxoxo
Thanks, my friend! You make a good point. Waiting is the better option sometimes, as long as we don’t miss those signs that are truly significant. Like I wrote to Diana, this poem began one morning with that gorgeous sunrise and unfolded as you see. 🙂 Big hugs to you and wishing you a great weekend, too! I appreciate your awesome self! 🧡🍁🎃🧡🍁🎃
Just like I do too, my dear dear friend!
More hugs your way! 🤗🧡🤗🧡🤗
Beautiful, Lauren. 😁
Thank you, John!
Sunsets are beautiful and they do tend to make you appreciative of the beauty of life. The sad thing is most of the human race is so involved with business, home duties or the road traffic ahead they fail to step outside or look up to appreciate it.
I think you’re right, Ian, and that’s why I write about it. Sunrises and sunsets provide so much inspiration for poetry. I know I need to slow down at times, so maybe my words can nudge others into doing the same thing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Timing is everything. It’s risky to wait too long.
Timing is definitely everything. Thanks for chiming in, Anneli.
Oh, I love this poem, Lauren. It’s the perfect meditation on remembering the middle path, and choosing it again and again. Amazing poetry.
Hi Jeff, your beautiful words make my day that is just beginning. Thank you so much!
Wow, such a wonderful and beautiful poem, Lauren and the picture is so lovely.
Thanks so much, Kamal, for your inspiring words. I’m always appreciative. The photo is from a sunrise on one of my morning walks. I couldn’t resist even though I have a million sunrise photos already. 🙂 Have a lovely Sunday, dear friend. ❤️
It is like that only Lauren. Nature is always welcome and appreciated. You are always welcome dear. Happy Sunday to you too 😊😊😊😊😊
A wonderful poem, Lauren. I must admit that I never let anything wait. My impatience often gets me into trouble and I always have to many irons in the fire. I am focusing on getting my two Christmas ebooks finished at the moment and trying not to let any distractions creep in.
Thanks so much, Robbie, and I understand having too many irons in the fire, although not to your degree. That’s great about your Christmas ebooks; can’t wait to read them. I’ve been working on my next poetry collection to hopefully be released next spring. So, I’m also trying to lessen the number of distractions. 🙂
Happy writing and baking! ❤️
It certainly makes things go quicker if you focus on one thing at a time. Thanks for your encouragement.
I think I’ve missed the sign too often.
It happens, so slow down and eat some chocolate! 😀
When I saw this picture, I felt a joy and made an audible sound, Lauren! Yes, I feel the energy. I live my life moving towards my goals but always open to receiving the signs. I don’t worry about missing a sign, I feel the Divine will bring me another, if it is meant for me. 🙂 Thanks for your words of wisdom.
Many Blessings, Lisa xoxo
That’s how I reacted when I saw this sunrise, Lisa. It was on one of my morning walks and I couldn’t resist a photo, and then the words just flowed. I know you don’t miss the signs. 🙂 Thanks so much for your wonderful and insightful comment. ❤️💐
Loved this Lauren. Never put off for tomorrow what we can do today 🙂 ❤
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Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful and powerful. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words, Beth! 💗
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Beautiful words, my lovely. We hold hope with you. Much love to you both and Copper. Xx 💕💕
Aww, thanks so much, Jane. Hope is always nearby. Much love to you both, too. ❤️❤️❤️🌺