Indelible Images

Updated on May 28, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

The familiar tilt of your head

As you tried to tame the wildness

Of the rose bushes

Like recalcitrant children

They tested your patience

Yet you loved the beauty of their petals

And understood their hidden thorns

The myriad depths of imperfection

You feathered with your kindness

A haunting tune you teased from the piano

Where I picked up the fallen notes

And danced to the rhythm of our understanding

Long ago scratches on the old kitchen table

Playing host to forgotten conversations


Your armchair lounges beside the hearth

A pattern once bold has faded, content to rest

Shadows play at the windows

Waiting to empty the room

Of all my unfinished sentences

Memories rise from the pile on the rug

Where I left them

They fall around me and I capture them

I breathe deeply

To take in all that you meant to me

Understanding in that moment

The strength of an unbroken love

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    © 2019 Lorna Lamon

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      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        20 hours ago

        Thank you Iqra I always appreciate your comments, and I agree a mother's love is timeless.

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        Iqra 

        2 days ago from Pakistan

        A very beautiful tribute to your mother..A mother's love always stands the test of time.

        beautiful !

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 days ago

        Thank you Charlie I always appreciate your comments.

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        Charlie Halliday 

        2 days ago from Scotland

        Beautifully written Lorna

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 days ago

        Thank you for visiting and commenting Karan. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        karan 

        2 days ago

        Ur such a great poet!

        our tuitions might be one hand through which they form bonds with the teachers.

        www.otoohometution.com

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Rhanzie - glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        Rhodora 

        3 months ago from Dubai UAE

        ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love love love! Ur such a great poet!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Nithya. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Dream On - I appreciate it.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        3 months ago from Dubai

        Beautifully expressed, a lovely poem. A great tribute to your mom.

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        I felt your emotion through your words and thank you for sharing such a special memory.

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        Asad Dillz Khan 

        4 months ago from United Kingdom

        You're Welcome!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        4 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Rhanzie.

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        Rhodora 

        4 months ago from Dubai UAE

        I love this one❤️❤️❤️

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you Asad - I appreciate your comments.

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        Asad Dillz Khan 

        5 months ago from United Kingdom

        Very beautiful Poem! This poem has strong feeling Lorna! I appreciate your writing Lorna! Fantabulous Job!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Glad you enjoyed this poem Brenda and thank you for your kind comments.

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 months ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        You did a wonderful job capturing the details in this tribute to your mother.

        I could picture it clearly in my mind.

        Great read. I loved the way you used such descriptive words.

        Good write.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Eman.

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        Eman Abdallah Kamel 

        5 months ago from Egypt

        It is a really so beautiful poem.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you Heather Ann - I appreciate your comments.

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        Heather Ann 

        5 months ago

        Beautiful!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        This is what I was hoping to convey Dora - glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for your kind comments.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 months ago from The Caribbean

        "Yet you loved the beauty of their petals

        And understood their hidden thorns."

        We see and feel the beauty, while appreciating that a little prick of pain might be included. I love the strength of love in both stanzas.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Mark - I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        Mark Tulin 

        5 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Beautiful, Lorna. Her nuances felt and expressed so poetically.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Hi Sherin, I think we all take different meanings from poems, however, this poem is about the eternal love I have for my mother and everything she meant to me. Thank you for commenting.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you John for your kind comments - my mum loved her rose garden. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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        Sherin Skaria 

        5 months ago from Kerala,India

        Madam, I am a newbie here. So I have some difficulty to grasp this fully. From what I understood, you meant like love should be more to do with inside or imperfections than outside beauty :)

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        John Hansen 

        5 months ago from Queensland Australia

        What beautiful poetry about undying love, Lorna. this was a delight to read. In fact, I was trimming a climbing rose today and was pricked quite extensively by the sharp thorns. Thank you for sharing.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        I appreciate your kind comments Lora and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and its meaning.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Leonie. Thank you for commenting.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Laura.

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        Lora Hollings 

        5 months ago

        A beautiful and very touching poem, Lorna! You express the eternal love that we continue to have for those that meant so much to us through the use of wonderful metaphors which enable the reader to experience this poem on a deep emotional level! I thoroughly enjoyed your very touching poem. Thanks for sharing.

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        Leonie M 

        5 months ago from Belgium.

        Such a meaningful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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        Laura Grace 

        5 months ago

        Lovely poem Lorna, I relate as a new empty nester...

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you so much Pamela - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        5 months ago from Sunny Florida

        This beautiful poetry had images dancing through my head. Is has so much emotion, and I really enjoyed it.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        Thank you Liz I appreciate your kind comments.

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 months ago from UK

        This is a poem rich in atmosphere and meaning.

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