Linda Ori

Rookie - 189 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Time's Toll - Poem by Linda Ori

I see it in your face -
Too many unslept hours,
Forgotten, unpicked flowers -
When will you stop?

I see it in your eyes -
All the unshed tears
You've held back through the years -
Why don't you cry?

I hear it in your voice -
The sighs of frustration,
Too much aggravation -
Where is the joy?

I feel it in your touch -
The tension and the worry,
You're always in a hurry -
Where are you going?

Come rest in my embrace
And cry upon my shoulder,
Confide in me -
I need to comfort you.

Comments about Time's Toll by Linda Ori

  • (7/8/2007 5:54:00 PM)

    I'm with Sir Dan here. You're writing is always so elegant Linda. It has a balance and movement that never shades into swagger or stagger. It has poise and a cadence that makes it stand out from the crowd. Lovely sentiments too by the way. Very fine poetry once agan. xxx jim (Report) Reply

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  • (3/11/2006 3:27:00 PM)

    Beautiful rhyming and meter, Linda. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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