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My Life's Footprints

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

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I wandered freely into the timeline of my life

Where the core of my being was lovingly shaped

By the muddy footprints of a carefree childhood

Cherished by those who silently walked beside me

Whose essence left their imprint on my heart


I walk across the stepping stones of life’s flowing rivers

Nestled within the rugged terrain of its mountain tracks

Whose vibrant forest landscapes tell their own unique story

Where the imprint of man’s senseless destruction

Is evident in the countless footprints of disrespect


I walked upon the breathlessness of winter’s virgin snow

And marveled at the silence held in the air of serenity

Where a myriad of falling snowflakes filled the footprints

Of the many untrodden pathways hidden in a landscape

Whose beauty magnified the majesty of an unseen hand


I stand in the raindrops of a dark and restless sky

Sensing the many heavy footprints of troubled souls

Whose marks in the sand are slightly out of focus

In their world of shadows, where the hope of compassion

Turns into a sigh of regret in the footprints of ignorance


I lived the changing seasons of a path least trodden

Weaving my life within a tapestry of its own making

Where each falling star became a cherished memory

Of those whose wisdom nurtured the facets of my life

Filling the footprints of my existence with an inner peace

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 17, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Chrish - life is certainly full of ups and downs. Glad you enjoyed the poem and enjoy your day. God Bless.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 16, 2020:

Musing over those footprints we've been through the good bad and ugly I imagined laughing my self looking back when I get older lol. It's a treasure a will always be grateful. Thanks Ms Lorna for the time travel and for sharing your brilliant and colorful poems! Great day andGod bless :-)

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 16, 2020:

I always look forward to your comments Pamela and delighted you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 16, 2020:

Your comments touched my heart Brenda and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thinking of you both.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 15, 2020:

Lorna,

I enjoyed reading this one.

Your poetry paints a beautiful picture of the roads you have traveled in your life.

I am happy you took the path which was the least trodden & your words show sincere appreciation for those upon your path.

Hopefully you will travel many more pathways in your lifetime and continue to share your lovely words with us along the way.

Thanks for the share.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 15, 2020:

This poem is a loverly way to think about the paths we choose for our lives. This poem is as beautiful as your poems always are and enjoyable to read,

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comment Eman which touched my heart.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on October 15, 2020:

A touching poem. One of the most beautiful poems I have read. Thank you, Lorna

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

Always good to see you Charlie and many thanks for the lovely comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem Peggy and your lovely comments are always appreciated. Thank you for the visit.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Mary and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 15, 2020:

What a beautiful way of looking back to life events and encapsulating it into this poem. As usual, I enjoyed reading your poem.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 15, 2020:

As your poem portrays, you have obviously led a wonderful life thus far, while aware of the plights of others. Your poem portrays beauty and darkness, but shows an empathetic spirit. I love the imagery of falling stars becoming cherished memories.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 15, 2020:

A beautiful poem Lorna. Cap doffed for another wonderful write.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 15, 2020:

Yes, thank you, Lorna. We are well. I'm backwards and forwards to Bristol (just over an hour's drive north from here) to help my daughter with childcare. My only worry is that Bristol is likely to get worse but they are on the southern outskirts and I don't go into the shops, just do the school runs and stay in the house/garden. We're all sensible - it's just those who don't care that make it dangerous isn't it? It seems to be worse than ever at the moment.

You take care too, Lorna. Best wishes.

Ann

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

Your comments always lift my spirits Ann and they are very much appreciated. Thank you for the visit and I hope you are well in England, as in Ireland the virus is also spreading rapidly. Take good care and stay safe.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 15, 2020:

This is absolutely beautiful, Lorna. You never cease to fill me with a sense of wonder and purity in your poems. They take us along paths we have known and paths we never thought about. The progression here is perfect.

You have filled my heart and I have loads to say, but can't put it all into words, you've blown them all away!

Ann

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

I'm always touched by your comments Sowspeaks and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Life is certainly unpredictable.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comments Diana and for visiting. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2020:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Nella and thank you for your lovely comments.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on October 14, 2020:

Beautiful and deep poem Lorna, I especially loved the last paragraph.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on October 14, 2020:

Beautiful poem Lorna, about your footsteps treading softly through life's ups and downs.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on October 14, 2020:

As I silently journeyed along Lorna's footprints,

Of her childhood and the seasons of her life,

could feel pain, wonder and serenity and other imprints,

but the last feeling is always one of overwhelming awe.

As always captivated by your craft. Love.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely and generous comments Chitrangada. I am so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

Thank you for being the first to comment JC and I appreciate your lovely comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

I'm touched by your kind comments Liz and delighted you enjoyed this poem. Pilgrim's Progress is a favourite of mine - I am honoured.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

It's good to see you Umesh and I appreciate your lovely comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

It's a pleasure to see you John. I have always tried to forge my own path and hope for the best. Thank you for your kind and supportive comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

I'm touched by your kind and generous comments Sannyasi. Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

Always lovely to see you Ankita and I appreciate your generous comments. Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Anupam and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Blessings and love to you my dear friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Rosina which are always appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed this verse about my childhood.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 14, 2020:

Beautifully composed poem, with skillfully chosen words. Love the title and the corresponding picture too.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful work.

Rosina S Khan on October 14, 2020:

Your poem mentions learned footprints which you followed, disrespectful footprints in forest landscapes, unknown footprints on a snowy and beautiful landscape, ignorant footprints of troubled people on the sand, and your own peaceful footprints.

Lorna, I loved this poem and the first verse speaks to me the most.

Here it is:

I wandered freely into the timeline of my life

Where the core of my being was lovingly shaped

By the muddy footprints of a carefree childhood

Cherished by those who silently walked beside me

Whose essence left their imprint on my heart

Thank you so much for a fabulous and well-composed poem, as always.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on October 14, 2020:

Beautiful journey dear Lorna. Loved reading your composition. Lots of love and blessings

Ankita B on October 14, 2020:

I agree with what Liz said. You always craft the verses so perfectly. Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem of yours.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 14, 2020:

As always I enjoyed your poetry again. Your style of flowing with words and creating a fascinating piece of writing impressed me a lot.

I hope to read more from you.

Kudos.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 14, 2020:

Lorna, our journey through life is often like trekking through the wilderness, or even over a barren landscape, as we try to brave the elements. We can choose to flow the footprints of others or forge our own path. I loved this poem. Thank you, you never disappoint.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 14, 2020:

Lovely poetry. Well composed.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 14, 2020:

This is a complex and image-filled poem. It embodies so much in your skilfully crafted verses. You have captured the complexities of a life journey extremely well, whilst pulling in other relevant themes. 'Pilgrim's Progress' is no match for this.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on October 14, 2020:

Lorna...Beautifully constructed and expressed. You are an absolute gem.