Why Worry?

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What good does it do
except hang around
like super glue
causing nothing but
jitters in the belly
upsetting the gut

Your head’s a tornado
spinning
up a storm
Confusion
Concern
Anxiety
aren’t the norm

Emotions pour out
with implacable power
Oh, how you wish
the tempest would cower

What good does it do
besides make us blue?

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images

By writing this doesn’t mean I never worry,
in fact, it seems there is more reason for it, lately.
But I think we all know it does no good.
So here’s to moving forward with Hope,
Faith and Optimism. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by
and have a wonderful day! ♥

Am I Nocturnal? :)

 

Counting-Sheep

 

I count the sheep grazing above me
In the shadows, horses prance, gracefully
It may hold the answers, so I fluff my pillow
waiting with anticipation for it to be my hero
but to no avail, my eyelids will not fall
Instead, I return to watching the ceiling and walls
I’m constantly flopping, left, right, belly, back
with a brand new mattress, it’s not comfort I lack
How I wish to dream of a distant land
with stretches of beaches and soft golden sand
or a hike in the woods to the song of the birds
Currently, though, I wish not to think “words”
except one special consonant would bring me great glee
and that wonderful letter is a CAPITAL ZZZZ!

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images
🙂 🙂

Memories, Tears & Sinful Cravings

I heard about this poetry form, Cinquain, during one of my visits to http://purplesplatitudes.wordpress.com. If you get the chance, stop by Michael’s blog. His writing is wonderful and he ventures into different poetry forms and emotions. I know you won’t be disappointed! 

I would definitely call these “rough drafts” and more practicing is in the future, but I hope you enjoy…

When they were Young

Giggles,
barefoot on cool
grass, swinging in summer
breeze, smiles bigger than Texas state
the past

Diagnosis

Covered
ears with shaky
hands, unbelievable
echoes of pain flow in and out
fear not?

Chocolate 

Craving
comfort food, oh,
something creamy sounds good
gooey, sinfully delicious
dark, though

Lauren Scott © 2014

Worst Critic

Some days the mirror searches and I let out a sigh
It’s times like those I’d rather not be me, myself or I
What’s more, I’m tired of the manner in which my smile smiles
I’ve never been content throughout my lifetime’s miles

I will honestly admit, though, with my chin to the skies
I’ve been pretty satisfied with both of my eyes
Now you ask about my nose and my nose is quite compatible
not only for its shape, but for its job so valuable

It somehow brings to balance all the artwork on my face
and I kind of like my hair, while its color has been graced
My body, well, that’s a tale I’d prefer to let alone
I’ll refrain from complaints here; I’ll do that at home

I could go on and on, but I think I’ll move that mirror
so next time when I’m getting ready, I’ll see things much clearer
and after putting much more thought into this conversation
I think I’ll just be grateful and pass on alterations

Lauren Scott © 2014
🙂

Inspiration

Where is it?
I can not plainly see;
just where can it be?
Why must I sit
in this brain fog
for eternity?
I stare at the page
It stares right back
How rude can it be
when I’m in a pickle
It gives me flack
while I float
through this riddle
I’m tired of searching
My muscles ache and
my aching bones groan
I’d love to escape from

this unpleasant zone
So if you see it walk by
please give me a shout
and block its way out
It’s been quite uncomfortable
living in this drought

Lauren Scott © 2014

🙂 🙂

How are You?

Dear Family and Friends,

It’s been a week since my last post featuring my Dad and that was a fun write-up. Other than that, inspiration since my holiday poems has been scarce. In addition, I’ve been sick since January 1st, which hasn’t helped. Luckily, the first three days when I was in bed happened to be the end of my holiday vacation, so I didn’t miss any work and I managed to enjoy the last part of my family’s visit.

I’ve been able to work since last weekend, but am still not 100%. I’m plugging along. From the flu, to a cold, then one and now both eyes infected, I haven’t been online all that much. A little of reading blogs and a little on facebook, but I still have low energy. I’m not asking for sympathy, either, just my way of saying “hello” and letting you know what’s going on in my world and wanting to know how you all are doing! 🙂

So, Happy New Year, once again, and now that the new year has commenced, what are your thoughts on resolutions?

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Have you set new goals for 2014?

Do you view resolutions as new challenges or added disappointments?

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Well, my first goal is to get well! 🙂 But I think I have to let it run it’s course and keep my spirits up.

My second goal is to continue on the marketing of my 2013 book, “New Day, New Dreams” with my first poetry reading being a great opportunity on March 31st.
One of our local libraries has been very nice to work with me and I am excited, along with being very nervous. However, I have wonderful tips and advice from my good friend, Julie at http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com. So I believe if I follow her words of wisdom, there is a smaller chance I’ll fall flat on my face. 🙂

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My third goal is to get in better shape by shedding ten pounds I found last year. Once I’m feeling up to it again, Copper and I will continue to do our power walks so we’ll both be happy. (Thanks to my family for keeping him happy while I’ve been ill.)

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I’ve also heard many great things about Yoga, so maybe I’ll incorporate that into my routine, too. Any Yoga thoughts out there? 

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I’m turning 53 this year and as I get older, I want to challenge myself. I’m not a fitness guru, like my good friend, Renee, http://positiveboomer.net, as she continues to amaze me with her energy and devotion to treating her body right with exercise each day. Not to mention how fabulous she looks! However, I do want to stay active for my health and personal well being.

And later in the year, I’ll be working on my second collection of poetry. Other than these, I hope to continue writing poetry that you enjoy and also to try some new forms (out of my comfort zone).

A big event I’d like to share is the 25th wedding anniversary for my hubby and I, coming up on January 21st. We can’t believe 25 years have gone by; 26 of being together. Although, since I’ve been sick, our vacation plans might have to be postponed and that’s okay. Every day is a celebration, as long as we’re together. ♥

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In closing, I’ll leave you with some words to ponder…
finding humor in tough situations tends to relax our brains and bodies.

Getting a cold in the nose
is okay, I suppose
but a cold in the eye
is not okay (sigh)
Dealing with the flu
isn’t  fun to do
being chilled in the house
isn’t good for the spouse
But these germs will go
this I know
so let’s focus on Friday
make it great in every way
May your weekend be blessed
with very little stress

I hope you enjoyed this “little bit” of humor
and I wish you all great health and a Happy Weekend!

Lauren 🙂 ♥

Note: All photos, except our wedding photo were found on Google images.

The Answer

You’ve been missing
for some time now
I wonder if you’ll ever
show your lovely face.

I’ve looked for you
in nooks 
and crannies,
in cupboards 
occupied by
glassware and 
plates.

I’ve lifted the rugs
lying in my hallway

and peeked in the linen
closet, just to be sure.

Perhaps you’re hiding
in the bathtub, a sneaky
spot to stay and a Psycho
scene reversed.

One last place I thought
to check, glancing under
the bed…the only thing that
stared me back were the dust
bunnies playing dead.

Now I fear my time has
been nothing but a waste,
for whether you arrive or not
I’ll greet each new day with Faith.

Lauren Scott © 2013

Copper’s Canine Cogitations

Just pet me and love me is all I really ask
I know it’s not such a difficult task
for when you focus on my amber eyes
the love I show is no surprise
You get a big smile when you rub my tummy
‘cuz all the attention is really yummy
You’ve taught me well when it comes to heeling
but I can’t help if squirrels are so appealing
I sit, I stay and lie down on command and
can’t wait for my treat out of your loving hand
I know sometimes on our walks I’m a handful
From now on, I’ll do my best and try not to pull
Big, strong labs don’t often get mushy
but I’ll say one thing that might be gushy
If you didn’t adopt me on that special day
I don’t know how I’d feel…happy or afraid
So, my family, to you I offer my paw and
I’m very grateful you chose me to be your dog ♥

Copper 1

Lauren Scott © 2013
Photo: My Son 🙂

Gumption

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Life is sometimes nonsensical
If we’re not crying, we’re hysterical
trying to fit puzzle pieces together
trudging through stormy weather

Rose colored glasses don’t exist
and if they do, there must be a twist
to understanding the “todays,”
without eyes that are glazed

But I say we keep slogging
with a little bit of blogging
We’ll know when the pieces fit
and we’ll be proud of all the GRIT!

LScott © 2013
Photo: Google Images

I hope you enjoyed this bit of fun and inspiration
and I always appreciate your visits, likes and comments.
Happy Thursday, too! ♥