Lora Colon


On Nights Like This - Poem by Lora Colon

On nights like this, lonely hearts pray,
Life's meaning loses clarity,
The moon lends a sympathetic ear
And I welcome his charity

But on nights like this, all is bleak,
If the sun could rise from its sleep,
Its warmth and light could not dispel
This cold darkness that runs so deep

On nights like this, I hear him call,
A cruel fate keeps him from my view,
Uncaring angels guard the gate,
Refusing to let him pass through

On nights like this, I imagine
The pleasures that make love divine,
I reach for the forbidden fruit,
Knowing it can never be mine

On nights like this, prayer is worthless
When lovers are so far apart,
There is no comfort, peace eludes
My distraught, long-suffering heart

What good is love without the thrill
Of a tender, passionate kiss,
Without the warmth of his embrace,
What good is love.... on nights like this

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about On Nights Like This by Lora Colon

  • Col Muhamad Khalid KhanCol Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    On nights like this, I imagine
    The pleasures that make love divine,
    I reach for the forbidden fruit,
    Knowing it can never be mine
    An excellent love poem interwoven in the intensity of emotions and feelings.I enjoyed it.Very well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid KhanCol Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    On nights like this, I imagine
    The pleasures that make love divine,
    I reach for the forbidden fruit,
    Knowing it can never be mine
    An excellent love poem interwoven in the intensity of emotions and feelings.I enjoyed it.Very well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid KhanCol Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    On nights like this, I imagine
    The pleasures that make love divine,
    I reach for the forbidden fruit,
    Knowing it can never be mine
    An excellent love poem interwoven in the intensity of emotions and feelings.I enjoyed it.Very well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (11/29/2014 6:50:00 PM)

    On nights like this, I imagine
    The pleasures that make love divine,
    I reach for the forbidden fruit,
    Knowing it can never be mine
    The entire poem is a work of art, I was enchanted by the above referred for lines.............10
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  • Amos O. Ojwang'Amos O. Ojwang' (11/27/2014 1:56:00 PM)

    A very powerful poem ever read on this site. Kudos for the diction and its naturality as well. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (11/26/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    So beautiful. Goes straight to heart. When heart cries out nothing seems to appease. Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (11/26/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    Lora, this poem leaves one suspended in deep thought, it is simple amazing and beautifully written. The sadness of being apart from the one we love... enough said, well written. Loyd (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014



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