Lora Colon

Gold Star - 13,017 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Let The Words Be - Poem by Lora Colon

As thoughts tumble from my pen,
Who is collecting the words,
Scrutinizing, dissecting them
Until they cry like wounded birds?

Let the words be as they fall,
Don't change their identity,
Drenched in tears, or writhing in pain,
They're my feelings, finally set free

Please don't question my intent,
Each word was chosen with care,
Not born of whim or wanton chance,
What you see is my heart stripped bare

While the coals of passion burn,
Slowly, back and forth I rake,
Purposely I disturb their sleep,
Until the ashes are awake

Don't search for hidden meanings,
There are no encrypted codes,
Just feelings, repressed and smothered
Until each emotion explodes

Look more closely at my words -
Transparent as summer's rain,
Don't interrupt their fragile voice,
And though you're tempted, please refrain

Topic(s) of this poem: understanding

Comments about Let The Words Be by Lora Colon

  • (1/12/2016 10:46:00 AM)

    Wow! This is a cracker, Lora. A beautifully written poem. The rhythm and rhyming are faultless. The message expressed here is penetrating. Well done, Lora. (Report) Reply

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  • Kassem Oude (1/11/2016 6:18:00 PM)

    As long as there's burning coal'n heart
    It means that heart and soul still live
    One should swallow some bitter tart
    with little delight like take and give.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016

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