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Bridge of Contemplation

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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As the dusky moonlight faintly echoes into day

I seek the sanctuary of your silent strength

Where the swirling waters gather my thoughts

Releasing them in silent ripples touching the shore

In an undercurrent of wisdom’s comprehension


Standing at the crossroads of fleeting sanity

Where each intersection is a question began

And every song is a fallen note lovingly composed

By a leap of faith on the bridge of possibilities

Lifted by the reassurance of your own wings


Silently crossing the divide without losing the view

Spanning our hopes and fears in the midst of chaos

Testing an indominable strength echoed in the whispers

Of those who dared to dream of a better tomorrow

Under your ancient arches where the sun rakes the water


Learning to dance in the raindrops of burnt bridges

Where shadows of regret cling to the edges of the past

Sealed in fate amongst the charred embers of animosity

By a world that is filled with a million shades of grey

Burdened by hatred, when all it ever needed was love


In my dreams I journey to the center of your rustic frame

Where each word becomes a stepping stone through life

And poetry elicits powerful feelings recollected in tranquility

Creating an eternal bridge between the soul of the poet

Whose sense of identity lies in the heart of the reader

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Vidya, and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Keep well.

VIDYA D SAGAR on October 26, 2020:

Beautiful poem Lorna. The imagery of the bridge is wonderful. I liked the lines 'By a world that is filled with a million shades of grey, burdened by hatred when all it ever needed was love'. There is so much hate filled in this world. Your poem makes us realise that all we need is a little love and understanding to survive in this world.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 26, 2020:

Lovely to see you Eman and thank you for your generous comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 26, 2020:

Thank you Nella, I appreciate your lovely comments and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on October 25, 2020:

I found this poem deep, intense and also very moving and relatable. Excellent write.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on October 25, 2020:

It is a wonderful poem with a deep meaning. Thank you, Lorna, for sharing this beautiful poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 25, 2020:

Hi Peggy, I agree that writing poetry is a two-way street with each benefiting. Thank you for the lovely comments, appreciated as always.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 25, 2020:

Thank you Ankita for your encouraging comments which I appreciate. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 25, 2020:

I am so glad you felt what I was trying to portray. Sometimes it just takes a moment to be still in all the turmoil. Writing is so good for the soul and you are such a gifted poet and one I admire. Thank you for the lovely comments Brenda, and I hope you don't have to cross too many bridges. Take care my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 25, 2020:

Thank you Diana and I appreciate your lovely comments. Keep well and safe.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on October 24, 2020:

Wonderful poetry Lorna. Your choice of words are beautiful and an inspiration. Keep well :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 24, 2020:

Lorna,

This one touches many. A bridge to crossover to many paths.

I seek the sanctuary of your silent strength

Where the swirling waters gather my thoughts

This is me on most days. My thoughts are swirling as I use the bridge to cross over to yet another unknown destination.

I learn to dance among the ripples...to keep going despite the chaos.

In the end I try to make sense of everything by jotting the words down. It really is my soul connected to the poet inside of me. If I am lucky I get a few responses from readers.

Your words describe this feeling inside of me.

Wonderful write.

Ankita B on October 24, 2020:

Beautiful poem. I particularly loved the last stanza and its deep meaning. Wonderful.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 24, 2020:

I enjoyed the image of that bridge over water, and your words that touched on many subjects. Your last two lines also resonate with me. What every reader of poetry takes from the author of poems may differ, and yet, is of value to both.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Always good to see you Eric and thank you for your kind and generous comments. Appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Chitrangada and I agree this world is sadly lacking in humanity. I appreciate your visit as always.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 24, 2020:

Beautifully expressed poem. It very well captures the sad state of affairs in today's world. What we need is more love, more care, more compassion-' and your insightful poem gives an important reminder regarding this.

Thank you for sharing.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 24, 2020:

I read this last night before bed and reflecting on the days that pass.

I read it this morning prospecting on the days to come.

To say this is meaningful would be an understatement.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

I tend to find myself on this bridge as well Kyler, trying to make sense of this mad world. Thank you for your lovely comments which I always appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Thank you for your kind and insightful comments Kalpana.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Good to see you Pamela and I hope that when this virus has run its course, we will realise that all we need is love and understanding in this world.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Ann and I agree, we need to have hope in our hearts at this time.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Thank you John - I always appreciate your kind and insightful comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Always lovely to see you Rosina and thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed this verse.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2020:

Thank you Lora for your lovely comments which I always appreciate.

Lora Hollings on October 24, 2020:

I love your use of bridges in your poem, Lorna. Bridges from the past to the present and to the future. What will our future hold? The metaphor of a bridge as stepping stones toward a better tomorrow where we can meet each other and resolve our differences leading to a more loving world is one that we can all hope for. A beautifully crafted and inspiring poem which I enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.

Rosina S Khan on October 23, 2020:

Bridge of Contemplation is a beautiful poem. Lorna. There are so many ways to contemplate your poem. The verse that speaks to me the most is the last one:

In my dreams I journey to the center of your rustic frame

Where each word becomes a stepping stone through life

And poetry elicits powerful feelings recollected in tranquility

Creating an eternal bridge between the soul of the poet

Whose sense of identity lies in the heart of the reader

Thank you for the splendid share.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 23, 2020:

"A Bridge" is a great metaphor for so many things. Your poem is food for so much thought and contemplation. These words ring so true:

"By a world that is filled with a million shades of grey

Burdened by hatred, when all it ever needed was love"

Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry, Lorna.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 23, 2020:

Wow! This is as deep as that river. What wonderful imagery! I love 'the sun rakes the water'. You have such originality.

This a poem of hope and we all need that more than ever now.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 23, 2020:

This beautiful poem is so fitting for today's world. As Kalpana said that one line is a profound statement and so true. A little love instead of all this hate could heal this world.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 23, 2020:

"Burdened by hatred, when all it ever needed was love" - what a profound line. Well written, Lorna!

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on October 23, 2020:

I often find myself coming to the bridge and contemplating my own life, only to find out that I need to visit the bridge more often! The way you describe it, the process of it all, it is so beautiful, Lorna.

I know I express it every time, but I don't think all the words in the world can properly convey my enjoyment of, and envy for your poetic skills.

I think I'll go visit the bridge while I workout right now!