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Lauren M. Hancock

Author, Poet, Artist

Thank you for taking some time out to visit my poetic corner of the world.

I’m Lauren M. Hancock.

I love expressing myself through poetry, which is why I’ve dedicated my website to this art form, moving forward from the former Alice Well Art content I used to post.

Please view my poetry or earlier works, read a little more about me as a writer and artist, view my sample artworks, or read about my book of illustrated short stories.

“Our Whimsical World: Illustrated Stories”, debut book available.

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Taking a Small Break from the Blog

To all my lovely readers,
I just wanted to let you all know I will be taking a break from my blog for a little while. Thank you for reading my posts and I will return soon. I am unable to completely put my all into my posts lately due to unforeseen events in my life, so I feel it’s best to take some time out. I will miss reading all of your work and keeping up to date with everyone’s posts!

I will see you very soon. […]

Poem: Sharing – 14/10/20

What can I share with my small world?
Perhaps kind words, understanding, empathy,
cherished friendships and love for others,

listening, being there,
calming, caring,
and throughout the process I am
subtly growing.

There is the understanding that I am able to
assist others and not selfishly […]

Poem: Facade – 13/10/20

There’s the facade that everything’s okay.
We walk our neighbourhood route,
acting naturally, smiling as our arms sway.
But there’s a hidden secret,
it’s kept close, away from prying eyes,
the facade we hide behind,
that nothing is astray or awry within our lives.

Behind closed doors is suffering,
but behind the walls so too […]

Poem: You Did The Saving – 12/10/20

Be unique, yourself,
never try to fit in for the sake of being
like everyone else,
embrace that love and care you now have
for yourself within,
it’s hard earned –
I know this is truth,
all those years struggling
to be more than you believed you could be,
listening to that catastrophic,
negative, self-talking din
eating your mind through […]

Poem: Gentle Flower Petal – 11/10/20

Gentle flower petal
how beautifully you twirl,
within the lake
amidst my reflection
that stares back,
showing something that’s
strangely unlike me,
not precisely the same,
but still heart strings are tugged,
emotions swirl.

Pink petal, pink petal,
how fragrant you must
have been
before you were immersed in […]

Poem: Tendrils – 10/10/20

In winding tendrils of blonde and brunette,
we wrap ourselves
and smile as we get
the feeling of warmth,
the feeling of comfort,
the fortifications of hearts
well meant.

The curls which cascade
upon our backs,
the heaviness and bounciness
of waves heaven-sent,
angelic are we,
our knowing, […]

Poem: Silver Lining – 09/10/20

There’s always an opportunity,
a silver lining,
the chance to advance,
or gain at developing,

the admirable qualities
held within,
a spark
or a prism,
beautiful rainbow rays
can be seen.

Even when circumstances
appear dismal,
tough, rough, […]

Poem: Hoarder – 08/10/20

He hoards not objects,
not physical implements
but emotions,
he caresses them,
they express their feelings
heard and meant.

But he greedily
takes these from others,
swipe, snatch, grab,
one hand carries the contents of
another’s heavy heart,
another carries pain and loathing
in the other hand
which seems it shan’t ever […]

Poem: New Beginnings – 05/10/20

With new beginnings comes new struggles,
everything somewhat seems unfamiliar and
disconcerting because you’re away from normal calm,
and closer to the potential for failure and sorrows.

You don’t know how to proceed,
how to process,
who to turn to,
it used to be the norm,
now the situation is alien to you,
and here you are, […]

Poem: Lantern – 04/10/20

I try to light the way for myself,
only me at the present,
for myself I can only take responsibility,
but maybe in the future
I’ll brighten the paths of others,
allowing them to feel illumination from
my positive attitude and candour.

I smile and I dance into my path
of least resistance,
of least duress,
the lantern which dangles from my wrist […]

Poem: Rolling Waves and Green Pastures – 02/10/20

Rolling waves in my mind pass by,
sumptuous, decadent,
tidal, in their own time,
I smile to myself as I feel the ebb and the flow
of my thoughts travel singularly
then as one,
a conglomeration of multitudes,
my will,
coming along so beautifully,
they could temporarily stun.

This is my time,
my springtime of my middle youth,
where I have now grown and prematurely gone to pasture
and I am taking in all I can […]

Poem: Coming Home – 01/10/20

Coming home,
returning to that comfort,
grasping onto something that will make
her feel some level of homeliness.

Away for a time,
in a foreign place,
alone, mostly,
far from loved ones.

Recovering, recovering,
she’s been so strong thus far,
we’re so proud of her, […]

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