Lora Colon

Silver Star - 3,997 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

How Many Good-Byes? - Poem by Lora Colon

Why do I sit by the window
Remembering what I should forget;
The ghost of your love likes to taunt me -
It lays in the place you once slept

When you extinguished love's fire,
I tried to rekindle the flame;
At times, I still deny the truth,
But tears that I shed bear your name

Let me cry, do not comfort me,
To temper this pain, I must learn;
I filled the midnight lamp with oil,
But now, for whom will it burn?

My trembling hands I raised to heaven,
And I brought the storm clouds down;
I prayed the rain might comfort me,
Then peace would come circling 'round

But your haunting voice still echoes
In the chambers of these empty halls;
O, how many good-byes must repeat
Before the blessed silence falls!


Comments about How Many Good-Byes? by Lora Colon

  • Gold Star - 7,614 Points Savita Tyagi (10/16/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    Such a tender heart touching poem. True there is no goodbyes for loved ones but short meetings in memory. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (10/8/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    a very touching poem indeed, Lora. there is no end to goodbyes for the beloved till the last breath. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,072 Points Heather Wilkins (10/7/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    lora this is a beautiful well written poem. the last stanza is very touching. Reminds me of someone from my past. a good read (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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