Lora Colon

Freshman - 1,963 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

The Night Speaks To Me


The night speaks to me, it says 'Lorraine,
Remove the lock from the door;
It's time to escape, time to run free,
This is what darkness is for

All that praying, what good has it done?
You spend too much time on your knees;
You know there's no answer to your prayers,
Enough of the 'Please, dear God, please! '

And the night speaks to me so gently,
It thinks it knows me so well;
It says things just to make me reveal
The secrets I'd rather not tell

But I want to listen to the night,
There's a luscious sweetness in its tone;
It holds me in its careless grasp,
Then releases me when we're alone

The night tells me not to trust the day,
It warns me not to talk to the light;
Light can't keep a secret, you know,
It will undo the work of the night

And I want the night to go on and on,
I'm so comfortable in its embrace;
I'll stay with the night, I'll live in the dark,
The day is just too hard to face

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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  • Rookie - 11 Points John Brown (1/21/2014 2:44:00 PM)

    This has the feel of an Edgar Allan Poe piece. Melancholy, but well written. Don't give away all your secrets though Lora. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,217 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (1/13/2014 2:01:00 AM)

    Added a new dimension to the night here Lora and the day too presenting a truth gripping and real. It's not just fantasy but real heart-speak. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 148 Points Joseph Anderson (1/11/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    A splendidly penned poem, but a troubling approach to life.Come on out and maybe your cares
    and fears will fade. Great use of metaphors (Report) Reply

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