Lora Colon

Gold Star - 13,263 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Today! - Poem by Lora Colon

Today is my day, you won't see me cry,
Let life throw stones at me as it goes by,
I shall not flinch or cry out in pain,
Sadness must retreat, with nothing to gain

Today is my day, I'll hold my head high,
I'll reach my hands upward and touch the sky,
Rearranging clouds, I'll summon the rain
To saturate my heart, drowning the pain

Today is my day, I won't think of death,
I'll inhale life's brief joys with every breath,
And I'll delay the setting of the sun
Until the sweet hymn of the lark is done

Today is my day, I will watch my pain
Dissolving like a snowman in the rain,
Sorrow and grief shall assail me no more,
For just this one day, I can lock the door

Today is my day, my voice will be heard,
Each lonely lament, every unsung word,
On swift wings they will fly away from me,
All inhibitions, suddenly set free

Today is my day, new paths I'll travel
As life's binding threads start to unravel,
I dare anyone to get in my way!
Do you hear me world? Today is my day!

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Comments about Today! by Lora Colon

  • Bri Edwards (9/27/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    “And I'll delay the setting of the sun
    Until the sweet hymn of the lark is done”

    I love birds as well, I think.

    will you also stop the lunar eclipse tonight? I’ll know it’s your doing if it happens (not) . :)

    “I dare anyone to get in my way!
    Do you hear me world? Today is my day! ”

    I Hear You!

    You may dare me as much as you might,
    but I’m afraid you’d put up a Hell of a fight.
    Today is your day and you’re filled with might.
    I dare not get in your way; I’ll stay out of sight! ! !

    your inspiring words shall be enshrined in MyPoemList tonight. loved it. keep on truckin’!

    bri :)

    p.s. this poem or probably any other of yours is welcome, nay encouraged, to join mine and others in my/our October “showcase for PH poets”, found on my PH sight. I look forward to your offering. I’ve just sent out some invitations. this note shall serve as your invitation.
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  • Kassem Oude (9/15/2015 4:06:00 PM)

    You replace pains of heart by joy
    Up last ladders' tops you sublime
    Of your broad heart ocean is coy
    Like sun shines on world all time.
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  • Liza Sudina (9/15/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    Today is my day! - every day is a GIFT of God! we need eyes to see it! Well done! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/15/2015 11:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful Poem... So pregnant with positivity. Fantastic Rhyming too.... (Report) Reply

  • Dan Reynolds (9/15/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    You tell them, Nicely written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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