Lora Colon

Bronze Star - 2,762 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Nocturne


Night falls, with its black canopy,
Now and then, the moon appears;
At first it teases, then it taunts,
Trying to provoke some tears

Feelings long dead rise from their graves,
Anguish that was buried deep
Stands like a spirit on a cloud,
Wrecking any chance of sleep

Memories that I thought long gone
Stand like beggars at my door;
I struggle to get free of them,
But I freeze, I can run no more

Forsaken in this godless realm,
My shattered heart yields in despair;
The ghosts rise up in victory
And dance in the luminous air

A roll of thunder, a flash of light
And the spirits all depart;
Angels arrive to rescue me,
Bringing small comfort to my heart

I know what awaits me tomorrow,
When the night overtakes the day;
The rising moon will light the hour
When the demons come out to play

Submitted: Friday, January 17, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 18, 2014

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  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/4/2014 3:43:00 PM)

    Have you the Celtic in you mavorneen. We know of the spirits who assemble for their nightly festivities. Can't wait for Hallowe'en. We will have some great crack. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (1/21/2014 2:39:00 PM)

    This gave me the shivers Lora. A good, well written poem my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,059 Points Kanav Justa (1/18/2014 1:44:00 AM)

    wonderful rhythm in this poem, , , , like the rhyming words too, , , (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,243 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (1/18/2014 1:16:00 AM)

    It's strangely so that the demons from the past arrive on our bedside as nocturnal guests and depart with the day.
    This poem is an absorbing observation of that phenomenon. (Report) Reply

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