Lora Colon

Silver Star - 3,397 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

The Clock - Poem by Lora Colon

The night comes on, so dark and cold,
And right on cue, here comes the fear;
What will I do when the clock strikes twelve...
When it's midnight, and you're not here

Every night the same scene unfolds,
It starts and it ends with a tear;
The starless canopy of black and gray,
Descending..... and you're not here

I pray again, but does God not know
Into my heart He's thrust a spear?
How many candles before He sees
That it's midnight, and you're not here

But the fountain of mercy does not flow,
Bitter is my cup of cheer;
I draw the drapes, here comes the storm,
It's midnight, and you're not here

Not a thousand stars falling to earth,
Nor the moon whispering in my ear,
Nothing will alleviate the pain
When it's midnight and you're not here

Listen to the message of the clock,
Trying to provoke more tears;
The rhythmic ticking tells me that you're
Not here..... not here..... not here.....


Comments about The Clock by Lora Colon

  • Gold Star - 8,367 Points Bri Edwards (2/8/2014 7:46:00 PM)

    COOL poem, though you may not like that description of it. i looked at some of the titles in your poem list and i was about to give up finding one which attracted me. then i saw the clock and decided to give it a chance. i'm glad i did. very smooth. and i liked the rhyming, and especially how you moved you're from it usual stanza-location in the last stanza. and the repetition of not here served very well to emphasis the narrator's disappointment. maybe a change of gods is in order? ? ? ?
    my favorite lines:

    I pray again, but does God not know
    Into my heart He's thrust a spear? ..................and not just because i'm an agnostic!

    and the clock 'provoking' more tears............is great. this has to go with MyPoemLIst and i wish i had a MyMostFavoritePoemsList to put it into. thanks for shariing. time allowing, i'll look at another. bri :) (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 745 Points Shahzia Batool (1/10/2014 8:21:00 PM)

    original and expressive of grief...the imagery is the essence of its beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (1/6/2014 5:52:00 AM)

    the ticking of the clock and the rising sadness is painted vividly! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 7, 2014


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