Lora Colon

Gold Star - 13,427 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Empty Hands - Poem by Lora Colon

How often I've told the moon about you,
Secrets that only he understands,
I've shown him the flowers you picked for me,
But tonight I come with empty hands

Since you went away, so much has changed,
The heavens are stained with a gray dye,
Alone in my quiet place, I wonder
What fool added the 'good' to good-bye!

I miss you, and I weep with the rain,
When the tide leaves, I see etched in the sands
The outlines of the embraces we shared,
And I touch them with my empty hands

I listen for whispers caught by the wind,
Spoken to me when love filled my days,
But I hear nothing that would ease my pain,
No comfort while my dead heart decays

The sky still holds the moon and the stars,
Banning all that loneliness demands,
While I hold the dagger you plunged in my heart....
All that's left to fill my empty hands

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

Comments about Empty Hands by Lora Colon

  • Rutvi Padhy (4/13/2015 6:02:00 PM)

    Really loved the way the poem's been related to nature. True, nature understands your heart the best: -) (Report) Reply

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  • Darlene Walsh (4/5/2015 6:53:00 AM)

    A lost love, a broken heart, the emptiness and loneliness. Very beautifully and sadly expressed in your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 6:55:00 PM)

    A well written and haunting poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/29/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    Moon understands the secret about empty hands in missing and weeping. Beautifully presented such wonderful poem. Nice job done.10. (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (3/28/2015 4:31:00 PM)

    By dreams I’ll fill your empty hands
    And remove your grief by nice end
    Soul for you yearns from far lands
    Thy loneliness by balm would mend.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

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