Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Some Of Us


Some of us know the anguish of loving
And not being loved in return;
Hope gets tossed onto fires of despair,
But anguish refuses to burn

Some of us know the journey of the heart
Can be painful when trust goes astray;
Remembering a past where love has died,
But the memories will not decay

Some of us finally get so close to love,
It's just within grasp of our hand;
Into that stream we foolishly plunge,
But it's just a mirage in the sand

Some of us think love is happiness,
Then love teaches us how to cry;
And we believe love is immortal,
But for love, we learn how to die

Some of us learn to dwell in darkness,
There's strength within these walls;
So many of us are living here,
We laugh at loneliness when it calls

Some of us live in heaven, some in hell,
But this is not eternity;
Some of us say we've given up on love,
But you won't hear those words from me

Submitted: Friday, September 13, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (10/3/2013 7:49:00 PM)

    This is an absolute beauty! Each stanza is separately quotable, and the poem as a whole! 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (9/16/2013 3:17:00 AM)

    Some of us say we've given up on love,
    But you won't hear those words from me

    this is a brilliant work from you, Lora. Whatever the shades of love, it's the sole thing worth pursuing. (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (9/14/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    beautiful ink.so true about love.thanks for sharing.enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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