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(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

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You and The Sun

The sun tiptoed around the room,
When it entered, I was unaware;
It looked for you on the bed, on the floor,
It was looking everywhere

But I was laying there alone
While the sun continued its search;
Across the ceiling, from wall to wall,
Like a hymn circling 'round the church

Then the sun did pause and rest,
The fiery glow was next to me;
I recalled how warm your body felt
Caught up in love's ecstasy

The sun got up and crossed the room,
It glided across the floor;
It followed in your footsteps, and soon,
It disappeared through an open door

Take a moment - digest the irony,
You and the sun - one and the same;
When you left the sun did follow,
The rays of love, answering to your name!

Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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  • Khairul Ahsan (10/7/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that remains in the readers' minds long after it has been read.
    The last stanza is priceless!

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  • Joseph Narusiewicz (10/4/2013 12:31:00 AM)

    then i shall turn into the sun

  • Shahzia Batool (8/30/2013 12:01:00 AM)

    an arresting write...with the sun as the subordinate character in this story of bonding!

  • Juan Olivarez (8/21/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    Very lovely. Perfect rhymes.

  • Valerie Dohren (8/19/2013 2:10:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, a great metaphor.

  • Tiku . (8/19/2013 11:53:00 AM)

    omg! ! this is real stuff from an intelligent pen.cant help reading more.thanks for sharing Lora.

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (8/18/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    When you left the sun did follow,
    The rays of love, answering to your name!

    those are the words that make poetry reading worthwhile. it made my day, Lora.

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