Lora Colon

Gold Star - 12,626 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Missing Someone - Poem by Lora Colon

I never met him, our paths never crossed
So what am I missing, what have I lost?
I wander in the shadows, seeking the light,
Who am I missing tonight?

Was he in the crowd, did we pass in the street?
Were we on the same train, did our eyes ever meet?
Would knowing the truth make anything right?
Who am I missing tonight?

Does he think of the girl he never met?
How cruel fate is to show no regret!
Alone with his thoughts, does he dim the light
And wonder who he's missing tonight?

Now my hair is gray, my looks are gone,
Through crowded streets I walk alone.
Remembering my youth, my thoughts take flight
Who am I missing tonight?

Comments about Missing Someone by Lora Colon

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/12/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    Very nice....disturbs us with that profound question of the unexplored possibilities....
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  • (12/7/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    Another great poem, Lora. The mystery of life! Reminds me of a story my dad told me of two ships passing in the night. Sadly it's a question many ask themselves, I certainly have. What if? Enjoyed reading this, Lora. Good work. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (9/24/2015 9:12:00 PM)

    make that MyPoetList. and MyPoemList as well. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (9/24/2015 9:11:00 PM)

    Missing Tonight: WHO?

    Could it be YOU I'm missing tonight?
    Could it be YOU I'm not holding tight?
    If it is YOU, please let me know now,
    but let's not get serious. I now take my bow.

    [BUT I’LL BE BACK! ]


    Happy Birthday to Elsie

    Happy Birthday to you, is what I now wish.
    Perhaps some ice cream ……, flavored with fish,
    and some cake with icing filled with mint jam.
    If you think I wish you well, well damn....., I AM! !

    bri :)

    love the poem, like the poet. to MyFavoritePoets, even though you do write about (ugh!) love, the L word!
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  • Dave Lessard (8/14/2015 11:46:00 PM)

    Lovely write, mysterious and haunting.
    Would be good reading with a margarita.
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  • John Brown (11/11/2013 1:54:00 PM)

    An intriguing poem Lora. Written well with a nice rhythm to it. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/12/2013 11:55:00 PM)

    Now my hair is gray, my looks are gone,
    Through crowded streets I walk alone.
    Remembering my youth, my thoughts take flight
    Who am I missing tonight?
    Heart touching words! In our life's journey, we happen to love someone so profoundly but, so silently, that our love goes unnoticed. Yet at ripe age, our minds perhaps do not regret much, though our thoughts take flight, and remember the person we so profoundly miss, as s/he leave a permanent impression in our minds.
    Lady, I loved your poem and thank you very much for this excellent piece.
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  • Heather Wilkins (6/23/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    love this poem Lora. brings back thoughts of yesterday. nice ink (Report) Reply

  • A Waltz For Zizi (5/8/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    Of cours he's missing you too. He'd be a fool not to. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 3, 2013

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