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Fragments of a Shattered Vase

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

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The stillness of a silent breeze surrounded your fragility

As tiny sinews filled with a myriad of unspoken memories

Cascaded into the recesses of my shattered regret

Where gentle sunbeams embraced your broken shards

Glinting amongst the delicate beauty of a single red rose


Gathering a million pieces of conviction, I resurrected

Your tender heart held together with unforgotten tales

Of a history that weaved its way into dreamless hopes

Staged around life’s ever reflecting pool whose waters dissipate

In moments touched by the sorrow of that one missing piece


A treasure to be gazed upon, masquerading your beauty

Behind the many blooms dancing within your prisms

Filling your ornate form with the mystery of life

Reflected in those unbreakable moments of joy

Dispelling the clouds of anarchy, resplendent and serene


You reside within the silence of evening’s shadows

Where the gathered shades of twilight soften the scars

Of those whose unseen memories are always near

Their presence echoing the silent tears of loving thoughts

Within the night’s unbroken chain of wistful yearning


Your tender frame now flecked with golden hues

Adorns life’s gentle flowers of victory seeking refuge

In the many vases whose scent of fallen rose petals

Forever lingers within the silence of their shadows

Where the healing sun embraces the world in peace

© 2021 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 15, 2021:

Hi Lora - I think your comment has come through twice, however, thank you so much and as usual I am touched by your kindness. It's lovely to see you again and I hope you and your family are well. Take care.

Lora Hollings on April 15, 2021:

You have managed to capture the eternal in your beautiful poem, Lorna. The vase becomes the symbol of all those lovely roses or precious lives that have left our world but their souls and the memories that they left us continue to live on in our hearts and in our minds. I feel the sorrow in your poignant verses but with your last verse, I feel peace and hope for a brighter future. And it is so good to see you back on hubpages, Lorna, sharing your amazing gifts! Stay well, my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2021:

Thank you Brenda I always appreciate your input. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and you summed it up really well. Stay well my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2021:

It's good to see you Mark and thank you for the kind comments. Take care.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on April 14, 2021:

Images, emotions, metaphors--well done.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 14, 2021:

Lorna,

What a wondrous piece of writing.

It reminds us that no matter what are memories live on forever hidden in our hearts & thoughts.

Whether it be through death or a goodbye from a break up.

We carry with us thoughts that just never go away.

I love the way you show us fragility in the beginning & end with a healing embrace.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2021:

Thank you for your lovely comments Misbah which I appreciate. Blessings to you.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 14, 2021:

Lorna, what a wonderful piece of poetry. Full of emotions. I enjoyed it, Thanks for sharing

Blessings and Peace

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2021:

I'm touched by your kindness Chrish. Love and kisses to you.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 14, 2021:

My heart is so very happy to hear that Ms Lorna. Kisses!!!!!!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2021:

How lovely to see you Lora and I hope all is well with you and your family. This poem does sum up a lot of how I felt during quite a stressful time. I appreciate your heartfelt comments and your interpretation is as usual spot on. Thank you for commenting Lora which is very much appreciated. Stay blessed and well always my dear friend.

Lora Hollings on April 14, 2021:

You have managed to capture the eternal in your beautiful poem, Lorna. The vase becomes the symbol of all those lovely roses or precious lives that have left our world but their souls and the memories that they left us continue to live on in our hearts and in our minds. I feel the sorrow in your poignant verses but with your last verse, I feel peace and hope for a brighter future. And it is so good to see you back on hubpages, Lorna, sharing your amazing gifts! Stay well, my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

Thank you for your kind thoughts Vidya and it's lovely to see you again. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and it does reflect the many emotions I felt at this time. Take care and stay blessed always.

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 13, 2021:

Good to see you back Lorna with this beautiful poem, sad and touching. It must have been very stressful for you working as a doctor in a covid ward. The poem aptly reflects the emotions you must have gone through. Take care friend, stay safe.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

I have missed you Mary and hope all is well with you. Delighted you enjoyed this poem which sums up a lot of recent feelings I had when working in a hospital. Thank you for your lovely comments which I always appreciate. Take good care.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 13, 2021:

Good to see you again and with this poem expressing so much depth, I so love it. It pierces my soul.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

It's a delight to see you again Chitrangada and thank you for your uplifting comments. I am glad to have a little breathing space at the moment and it's good to concentrate on writing once again. Stay safe and blessed.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

How lovely to see you Vanita and thank you for your heartfelt comments. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem which does portray my feelings of late. Love and best wishes to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 13, 2021:

Hi Lorna!

Good to see you publishing after a long time. Your poem speaks everything about, why you were busy. My appreciations for you as a corona warrior. Thank you for all the hard work you have done.

Take care and stay safe. Thank you for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar on April 13, 2021:

Nice to hear from you after a long time, Lorna. You were being missed and remembered.

Subtle and sad metaphoric expressions about unavoidable sorrows / losses / stresses during the pandemic.

You are doing a great job. Feel proud of you. Take care. Lots of love and best wishes to you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

Yes Farah I cannot begin to imagine how extremely difficult it must be in the developing countries. I have friends I studied with who work in Africa and India who are having such a rough time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Farah, in particular your husband. I am so relieved he is stable. We have to keep strong and believe that better times are ahead. Thank you for your blessings and "Shubho Nobo Borsho" to you and your precious family. Love Lorna

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

It's good to see you Devika and thank you for the lovely comments. It has definitely been a very challenging time for all of us is so many ways. I hope the world will turn the corner sooner than later. Keep well and safe Devika.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 13, 2021:

Hi Lorna Lamon it has been a while since you have shared anything here. I missed your hubs. I like the poem filled with emotions and life is precious. Living in this time is challenging. Take care and so glad you are back.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 13, 2021:

Well Lorna, what can I say, being in the medical sector you can very well imagine how bad things can be in developing countries. Nearly six doctors died last week with the new variant taking it's toll. My husband tested positive as well but he is stable till now by the grace of the Almighty. On his 8th or 9th day from 1st symptom today. Lockdown starts from tomorrow again.....and so does Ramadan. Tomorrow is also the Bengali new year. Hope with the new year comes peace and happiness all over the world. Stay safe dear and hope you are blessed on the Holy month of Ramadan and "Shubho Nobo Borsho" (Happy Bengali New Year)

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

You are such a joy to me Chrish and I appreciate your warm and heartfelt thoughts. Thankfully we appear to be turning a corner and it really couldn't come sooner. Thank you for your kind and generous words. Lots of love and kisses to you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

It's lovely to see you and thank you for your kind and considerate thoughts which I appreciate. Thankfully I can now devote more time to my clients and a little respite for myself. I will never take anything for granted again. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 13, 2021:

It's lovely to see you Farah and thank you for you kind comments. Things are slowly returning to a sort of normal, and I can now concentrate on other things. I hope everything is well with you - this has certainly been a very trying year. Stay blessed my friend.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 12, 2021:

Wonderful to see you again Ms Lorna!!!!!! I'm pretty sure those are the emotions you have while watching those people passing and sufferings. As I saw in the news patients addressing their last words, heartbreaking. A heart touching piece Ms Lorna! The spirit of God is always with you and all those frontliners who never get tired of helping. Lots of love and a bunch of kisses......

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2021:

Hi Lorna,

In my reading of the comments, it is understandable why your poem is full of emotions, some of which express sadness. Working on a Covid ward would create such feelings. I hope that you can rest and take a bit of a break. Your plate has been a full one. I am sending positive thoughts and blessings your way today.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 12, 2021:

Omg! Good to have you back, Lorna! And what a nice piece of poetry from you! I always enjoy your diction. It has such a smooth flow that it's almost music to the mind. Hope all is well at your end. Stay blessed always!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 12, 2021:

Hi John, It's so good to see you thank you for the welcome. The poem reflects my life over the past few months working on a covid ward as a Dr and fitting in my clients and their mental health issues. However, I can now have a break and even though I will have to catch up with a long client list, it won't be as stressful. I have missed your wonderful poems and Aussie spirit. I hope you and your family are all well down under.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 12, 2021:

It's always a pleasure to see you Dora and thank you for your kind and generous comments. Appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 12, 2021:

It's lovely to see you Pamela and I have also missed you and writing on the Hub. It has been a hectic few months for me dividing my time between the Hospital and my clinic. Having to wear two hats as a Dr and Psychologist has been quite stressful at times. However, I am now able to step back and relax. I think this poem sums up how I have been feeling and I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your welcome comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 12, 2021:

Thank you for your lovely comments Ann. I have been splitting up my time between hospital duty (Dr) and treating my clients at the clinic. Thankfully the pressure is starting to lessen and even though I will be catching up for quite a while, I feel I can now take a breath. This poem highlights a few of the emotions I have been going through - some of them very sad. I hope you are also well and are enjoying time with your family.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 12, 2021:

You have been greatly missed, Lorna. It is wonderful to see a new poem from you, and such a sad but beautiful one too. I hope you are well, and it is good to see you back.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 12, 2021:

Story well told in beautiful, meaningful phrases. Excellent poetry.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Lorna, first I have missed you, so I am glad you posted this beautiful poem. I hope you have been well.

This poem evoked a lot of emotion that was very touching and sad, but it touched my heart.

Stay safe and healthy.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 12, 2021:

Absolutely beautiful, Lorna! I haven't seen any hubs from you lately and was wondering if you were ok. I hope so.

Your poetry always resonates and this is no exception. Lots of emotion, yearning and sadness. Wonderful!

Keep safe and well.

Ann

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