Tangerine Smiles

Those were the days
of jumping off
diving boards,

playing Marco Polo,
swimming like mermaids
to heart’s content,
working up appetites
for sweet fruit
ready for picking,
playing board games
with sticky fingers,
laughing at clumsy
motor skills,

yet reveling in the
simplicity of it all
and life was the best

Lauren Scott © 2015

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…‚ô•

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

Timeless

timeless love photo

The years around my eyes
have a way of surprising me
because deep down inside
I feel amazingly youthful

but, when expected changes
begin to surface
no disguise is possible
for they are openly truthful

So, My Love, will you still see
the beauty from back then
and will you hold fast to
what lies within?

© LScott 2013

Photo: Google Images

(Author’s note: I believe this is something
most people think of when they’re growing
older together.¬† But, my words don’t
reflect any insecurity in my own marriage.
All is great there! )