Lora Colon

Gold Star - 17,298 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Judgement Day - Poem by Lora Colon

The grains of sand grow fewer each day,
The task of the hourglass is at hand;
Shamed by poor decisions that paved my way,
Tears flow like pearls from a broken strand

My heart was drowning in loneliness -
Ten fathoms deep, and still descending,
Crying mutely while sinking in distress,
Begging for a merciful ending

Then my heart was shaken to its core
And in golden laurels it was framed
When unexpected love knocked at the door,
Errant love, just begging to be claimed

Why did I not let my heart take flight?
Like a bashful virgin it waited,
With expectations of that wondrous night
When passion's hunger would be sated!

How clearly I see in retrospect
A foolish choice I could not then see;
Deprived of love, and weakened by neglect,
My heart now stands in judgement of me

These days, slow and labored is my stride,
As my conscience plots its alibi;
I found a place where my regrets can hide,
But loneliness vows to testify

Guilty! is the verdict that I hear -
For my folly, a price must be paid;
Eden's garden had never been so near,
With its fruits so temptingly displayed

Fraught with doubt, I turned his love away,
Sending hope back to its darkened lair;
And for this offense I face Judgement Day,
My wronged heart has no mercy to spare

Topic(s) of this poem: choice

Comments about Judgement Day by Lora Colon

  • Bipasha D (2/5/2019 3:21:00 PM)

    Another admirable work. Indeed, our life depends on the series of choices we make. Sometimes we have no control on situations but always have a choice. (Report)Reply

    (2/5/2019 6:32:00 PM)

    Life is indeed a series of choices. But we cannot always determine if the ones we make are right or wrong. Thank you for your insightful comment.

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  • Bri Edwards (5/8/2018 4:35:00 PM)

    1ST STANZA is not clear to me. i read on....
    bashful virgins are my favorites! ! !
    I'm liking: As my conscience plots its alibi;
    tell your 'HEART' to go fly a kite! ! i'm times out in less than a minute here at library computer. bri :)

    ok, less than two.. HAVE A NICE DAY! ! !
    Guilty stanza is my favorite so far.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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