Sandra Osborne


The Test - Poem by Sandra Osborne

Love is such a light affair,
Wonder pain,
And sunshine air.
Somehow seems like a toy,
Somehow brings little joy,
Laughter eyes, and moment’s time,
Some buy love,
A dollar, dime,
Somehow seems far away,
Long ago, another day.
Sure I'm not of you or me,
Sure of beauty, land, the sea.
Ask me why of life and love,
Tell me when a turtle dove.
Answer only times of fate,
Somehow love must turn to hate.
Makes you feel, wonder, why?
Makes you laugh, makes you cry.
Time is flowing, down it curves,
Hollow sounds of twisting nerves.
What for who and why for when?
Somehow love will come again.
Wonder whom a summer song,
Wonder love - Lasts how long?
Tell me days, tell me years,
Cry me sorrow, cry me tears.
Leave me lonely, leave me dry,
Never answer, never cry.
Somehow to the wind the same,
Winters cold to bring the name,
None of life, and love to be,
Coming here - Can you see?
Knocking here at your door?
Shadows cast from up the floor;
Time is flowing, going fast,
Love now comes to flee the last.
Night of day, and day of night,
Crying sounds throughout the night.
Time has come, you take the test!
Last of life, you lay to rest.
Somehow you have passed the test


Comments about The Test by Sandra Osborne

  • (2/3/2005 12:49:00 AM)

    Don't mind at all and I like your ideas, especially 'Crying Sound shrill with fright', instead of my line. I was never really satisfied with it. Thank you always, and always feel free to suggest, critique and comment. That is how we grow. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/30/2005 11:30:00 PM)

    Night of day, and day of night,
    Crying sounds throughout the night. (Crying Sound shrill with fright) maybe? ?
    Time has come, you take the test! (somehow you persued your quest)

    Last of life, you lay to rest.
    Somehow you have passed the test(Knowing you have passed the test)

    just an idea thats all. Hope you don't mind
    Love this poem. thats why I have written a suggestion at the end.

    Hugs
    Jan
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  • (1/25/2005 11:39:00 AM)

    Am flabbergasted and at the same time wrestling for answers to the questions this poem filled me with to my utter brink. The prevalent ambiguity and uncertainty is unsettling.Nice work. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/25/2005 12:55:00 AM)

    Allan, it grew awhile back, but you helped nurture it. And thank you Theodora too, you're the best. Thank You! . (Report)Reply

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  • (1/25/2005 12:48:00 AM)

    Sandra this is a great piece of art, a wonderful positive poem just what we
    talked about, was it just born or did you have to grow it

    With a warmth allan
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  • (1/25/2005 12:37:00 AM)

    Wow....That is all I can say Is wow!
    Theodora Onken
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005



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