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Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Feeding The Fire


Why is there no one here for me,
No companion for my heart?
I'm tired of pretending, wearing this mask,
Too long have I played the part

How can a heart feel so displaced,
Not knowing where it should be;
Even a bird, lost in its flight
Finds comfort in a welcoming tree

The sun and stars have been tended to,
Their courses have all been charted;
But yet I wander, lost in a fog,
Hope for guidance long departed

The decay of happiness is choking me,
I'm drowning in my own tears;
Still, I wait for The Light to come
And guide me through happier spheres

But my pilgrimage is almost over,
For my hunger and thirst - no relief!
So I'm burning my robe and my sandals,
Feeding the fire with all my Beliefs!

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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  • Anthony Burkett (2/5/2014 9:57:00 PM)

    A truly wonderfully rhythmic tempo... delightful in its well place lines... the essence of genuine heartfelt longing was an absolute joy to read... touché dear poet... your pen is quite lovely! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/4/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    Well written Lora. It was the Fire reference that drew me in. (I used to be a fireman :))
    But it was the pathos which bade me stay to the end. A lovely plea from the heart. (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (9/29/2013 3:07:00 AM)

    Good poem, though I hope it is not based on personal experience. The last verse is excellent. (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (9/28/2013 1:14:00 AM)

    But my pilgrimage is almost over,
    For my hunger and thirst - no relief!

    there's always the feeling that time is almost gone and so little has been seen yet. (Report) Reply

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