Lora Colon

(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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Ed Nigma (1/12/2014 3:06:00 PM)

    I like this poem because to me because the night says. You are human and you have desires feed them, where the day allows you to feed them but after a time it says the night stops your growth now that you have tasted you know.

    Ones pleasing and one is difficult yet the day holds pleasure as well. But the day reveals what you did in the night which weighs on your conscious and nobody likes the feeling of guilt or feeling sad or angry.

    It really sounds like a struggle between sinning and not sinning. The fork in the road so to speak. Like zeppelin says Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run There's still time to change the road you're on.
    And it makes me wonder.

    It always comes down to how time isn't forgiving and shows no partiality. Do you chose to adapt and evolve beyond your situation or do you allow it to master you. Very nicely done I like this one a lot. Speaks Volumes! ! (Report) Reply

  • 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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