The Sign

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.

It’s coming…time…

But what if while waiting, we miss the sign?

© Lauren Scott, – All rights reserved.

58 thoughts on “The Sign

  1. 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.

    1. 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! 🧡🍁🎃🧡🍁🎃

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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. ❤️

  3. 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.

    1. 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! ❤️

  4. 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

    1. 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. ❤️💐

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