Lora Colon

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

Forest Of The Damned - Poem by Lora Colon

The blessed days have come and gone,
No more is my path strewn with petals,
I wander the Forest of the Damned,
My feet treading on thorns and nettles

Not one star lends its guiding fire,
What wretched outcast closed heaven's door?
Moans and cries of sadness fill the air,
A cold darkness walks the forest floor

I begged for love, shouting my prayer
Like a sinner recently baptized,
Love was granted, but quickly reclaimed,
For what sin am I being chastised?

I don't pretend to walk alone,
Newly shattered hearts join mine each day,
We loved and we lost..... but we did love,
And it's worth the price we have to pay

As I walk this accursed forest,
I'll carve our initials in the trees,
As guardian of the love we shared,
This forest holds all my memories

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

Comments about Forest Of The Damned by Lora Colon

  • Bri Edwards (8/9/2015 10:43:00 PM)

    oops! read it already. :) bri (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (7/21/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    Love was granted, but quickly reclaimed, ................ this line interests me. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (3/25/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    Then in a clearing those broken hearted met,
    So full they all seemed of regret.
    They looked each other in the eye,
    Life had made them want to die,
    Tears showed they could understand,
    As they took each other by the hand.
    At first it seemed to take a while,
    Then the first face began to smile.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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