They call me Alaurilee

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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Ray of Hope

We sit in this waiting room once every month
and pray for the news to get better;
hoping they'll be signs of remission
from this chronic Crohn's scarlet letter.

Racked with pain and weakness as well,
this sweet man I love perseveres.
He keeps on moving each and every day;
smiling eyes at the world while hiding his tears.

Today we have a bright ray of hope,
for the first time in over a year.
A new med is working its magic we think;
this faint ray of 'maybe' brings us a tear.

So we leave this office together today,
holding hands with hopeful hearts;
and long for just one more day,
when the pain stops before it even starts.


  1. First off I love your name and your blog!
    This poem feels very honest added with a lot of hope!

  2. Thank you so much Pamela! I'm glad you stumbled upon my poetry. I love feedback, hope and hugs of course! :)

  3. Wow I was out exploring the Poetry World today and read this poem. The feeling and heart behind it are just wonderful. Its such a touching tale Alaurilee.

  4. Alaurilee,

    I couldn't find your email so I will just ask you here. I used this poem on Poets United as the poem of teh week. Everything is of course linked back to you. If you do not want me to I will remove it no questions asked. But if you are ok with it I kind of stuck it out there for the community to see. I found it very touching and worth a lot of eyes. As always tahnk you for sharing your poetry. I look forward to more.

  5. Robert....I'm truly honored! Thank u for all your recent comments on my poetey blog. :)

    I'm grateful you chose my poem for poetry of the week. And proud to have u feature it....

    My email is :)

    Very nice to meet you....

  6. Congratulation Alaurilee, this is indeed a fantastic poem, one of the best i have read so far.


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