Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Empty Words Of Love


His words of love flowed like honey
Dripping from the comb;
So sweet and enticing were the sounds,
I stole a few and took them home

Light as a feather were his words,
Drifting through space and time;
I reached to the sky and tried to grasp
Those words and make them mine

But empty words are hard to grasp,
They're light and they float away,
They're fragile and have no substance.....
Transparent, like the ocean's spray

Lovely words that shine like gold,
They glisten in the sun;
When darkness falls, they disappear,
Their menial task is done

But, let them flow - yes, set them free!
Like wild birds with restless wings
They'll find their way to the lonely heart,
And refresh, like the first breath of spring

Thousands of words will go floating by,
And, like a kid in a candy store,
I'll reach out for the sweetest ones
And make them mine once more

Submitted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

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  • Rookie - 84 Points Joseph Anderson (12/30/2013 2:16:00 PM)

    You have given a new and deeper meaning to words and woven much imagery into this
    precious little poem-excellant (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,773 Points Ramesh Rai (12/29/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    true love is always empty with no word. your empty words glisten in my soul. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,069 Points Brian Johnston (12/29/2013 1:31:00 AM)

    Don't think I've ever read a sadder poem than this:
    And what makes it even sadder is that he didn't know his words were empty,
    Falling as they did like dew on lush grass, a canvas for his image of you,
    Sparkling like diamonds set on black velvet display,
    Like streetlights reflecting off the night-black rippled canals of Venice,
    But now turned to ash as they do when diamonds burn like common coal,
    Withering under your fierce gaze. Yes I know him well, well enough in fact,
    To know that there will always be love in his heart for you.
    That's how I'd feel if it were me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 85 Points Steve Ricketts (12/28/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    What a lovely poem, really like the passage, lovely words that shine like gold, they glisten in the sun; When darkness falls, they disappear, their menial task I'd done. How very true, a really good read.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Steve. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,130 Points Valerie Dohren (12/28/2013 12:20:00 PM)

    Empty words are indeed meaningless and should be left to float away - beautifully written Lora, great rhyming. (Report) Reply

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