Lora Colon

Gold Star - 13,446 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Departure - Poem by Lora Colon

It's time I set sail for an unknown shore,
I've rigged the mast the best that I could,
My destination's a mystery,
And I fear, perhaps more than I should

Blindly I've wandered, so what's left to fear....
Another storm? I've weathered them all,
Love's tangled vines have tripped me before,
So it's of small concern if I fall

And should a wave cause my boat to capsize....
More than once I've drowned in my own tears,
Then cruelly revived, against my will,
And so this is the least of my fears

I may encounter nights as black as coal,
Frosty winds that could turn flames to ice,
But should this come to pass, I'm prepared,
I'll recite his love poems, once or twice

And I'll stare at the sky's diamond necklace,
Recalling how we loved 'neath the stars,
When will I cease to yearn for love lost?
Old wounds hurt when you pick at the scars

I'm ready to break the bonds of this Earth,
Long enough on its thorns have I trod,
At journey's end, may I find my peace,
And forgiveness in the heart of God

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Comments about Departure by Lora Colon

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/30/2016 5:23:00 AM)

    For an unknown shore! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/12/2015 2:37:00 AM)

    I've read this poem several times over the past day or so and like it more each time I read it. Life can be tough, sometimes seem cruel, but we must try to cope as best we can without intentionally hurting others. You've lived a good life, therefore you should have no fear of death. Some lovely lines in this poem, the last two stanzas are exceptional. Well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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