Lora Colon

Gold Star - 12,023 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Aftermath - Poem by Lora Colon

Hands that I worshiped in silent reverence
Knew my terrain well, not timid in their touch,
Now the pitiful moon offers his embrace,
But I can't forget those hands I loved so much!

When I first saw my reflection in his eyes
I had to dive in, just to see where it leads,
Now I'm drowning in my tears of loneliness,
Panicking like a swimmer enmeshed in weeds

Every morning, awakened by his kisses,
I struggled to understand how this could be,
Was this mine to keep, this heaven I had found?
Then hell appeared, answering my inquiry

Why did I so foolishly gamble my heart?
I was blinded by a prize I could not win!
But only after a heart has been shattered
Can the light of truth and reason come in

Yet, I will never regret having loved him,
And I disdain the consequences of wrath,
But how do I tolerate this missing him?
Lord, give me strength to cope with the aftermath!

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Aftermath by Lora Colon

  • Bri Edwards (11/18/2015 7:56:00 PM)


    “When I saw my reflection in his eyes
    I had to dive in, just to see where it leads, ” .........and it lead where? ? optic nerve, most likely!

    “But only after a heart has been shattered
    Can the light of truth and reason come in”/.MY heart is too hard to shatter; it has had some minor bruising however.

    “Lord, give me strength to cope with the aftermath! ” … better include Taylor with Lord. the more the merrier!

    though this is trying to sound tragic AND it borders on a love poem, I would like to include it in my/our November “a showcase for PH poets”, Section B. What’s that? you accept my idea? ? Thanks! ! !


    lovely write, in a way, as usual. bri :)

    and to MyPoemList as well
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  • Shakil Ahmed (11/6/2015 10:53:00 AM)


    beautiful poem, expressing your thoughts very well. thanks for sharing, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 10, 2016


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