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Our Words Have Wings

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

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Lifted and swirled in an endless dance

Flowing like water held in a trance

Captured by rainbows after the storm

The complexity of words in all their forms


Unfinished sentences in empty rooms

They hide in the darkness creating gloom

Bottled up in anger always unsaid

These are the words that cause such dread


Images of beauty created in the mind

Gently residing in poetry sublime

Inspired by thoughts filtered through rain

Poured forth in verses to ease the pain


Like sparkling jewels on rivers and seas

Where heaven’s sunbeams glance through trees

Those words full of vision and wisdom live on

Captured in a melody within the joy of song


Like gentle shadows of forgotten names

They breathe the air and float on the plains

Lighting fires of eternity in a lonely heart

Touching the soul of lovers when apart


Words that are strong give meaning to life

Vanquishing the darkness of trouble and strife

Yet words that are spoken with kindness and grace

Echo within the heartbeats of the human race

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 17, 2020:

Hi Brenda, I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for your kind comments which are always valued. I appreciate the link.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Lorna,

What a lovely way of describing the words and the way we use them.

With such gentle finesse you write the perfect poem.

I shared this one here.

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Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2020:

I am touched by your kind comments Shalini and so glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for visiting and keep safe and well.

Shalini Jadhvani from India on April 13, 2020:

I really loved your poem Lorna. You have so beautifully described the power of words. Indeed, a masterpiece! Keep going. Best wishes always.

Lorna Lamon on March 23, 2020:

Thank you once again for your kind comments Laurinzoscott - appreciated.

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 22, 2020:

Your words are beautiful and breathtaking...like nature

Lorna Lamon on March 21, 2020:

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

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on March 20, 2020:

Beautiful words to uplift the spirit, especially in these trying time .

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 16, 2020:

Thank you Mitara and I'm so glad you enjoyed this piece. Your comments are always appreciated.

Mitara N from South Africa on March 16, 2020:

Brava! Such an inspirational piece

Thank you for sharing

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 08, 2020:

So true Peggy, once the spoken word is out it takes flight, so we should always try to think before we speak. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, appreciated as always.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 07, 2020:

Words have so much power! They can enlighten us, calm us, create havoc, anger us, make us laugh, love, and so much more. It is the choice of words that we should consider before we speak them. It is hard to take them back once uttered or written.

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 03, 2020:

Hi Diane, I am touched by your comment and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for stopping by - appreciated.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 03, 2020:

Wow is all I can say. Your a dancer with beautiful lyrical poetry. Keep playing in God's Love.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 28, 2020:

How kind Jason. I agree our words are powerful and should indeed be used wisely. I love the comparison to 'Charlotte's Web' a favourite of mine. Glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for your very supportive comments. Appreciated as always.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on February 27, 2020:

This poem is exquisitely spun together; like Charlotte spinning her words of wonder into her web about Wilber. You have created marvel to behold. The style is beautiful, the poem was amazing. I love the ending. It made me smile and I felt a sense of joy. Words are powerful so use them wisely and kindly. Thank Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 24, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed this poem Manatita - your kind comments are appreciated.

manatita44 from london on February 24, 2020:

'Light fires of eternity in a lonely Heart.'

I need some of those! From the Christ, perhaps. Like a direct descendant of the beatitudes or psalms. Amen, Alleuyia!

Beautiful piece of play on words and some of their many or varied forces at work. Peace.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 23, 2020:

Lovely to see you Eiddwen and many thanks for your kind comments.

Eiddwen from Wales on February 23, 2020:

Beautiful and inspiring. Looking forward to many more.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 23, 2020:

Lovely to see you Tery and thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed this poem.

Tery Peta from Bulgaria on February 23, 2020:

Words are so powerful! Thank you for sharing this message through your wonderful poetry.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 22, 2020:

I'm so glad you related to the words in this poem Denise. Thank you for commenting and visiting - appreciated.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 22, 2020:

Beautiful and gripping. I feel the emotion in this, words through rain. I can relate.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 22, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comments Tamara and for stopping by.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on February 22, 2020:

Loved the meaning behind your rhythmic words!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 22, 2020:

Lovely to see you Rochelle and many thanks for your kind comments. Blessings.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on February 21, 2020:

True :) Beautiful poem :) I like the last two lines :) A heart remembers kind words :) Take care and God bless you!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 21, 2020:

Lovely to see you Dora and so glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your kind comments - appreciated.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

What beautiful life lessons you weave into your poetry! In this one, you eloquently allow the positive to override the negative. Excellent!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 20, 2020:

I'm touched that this poem spoke to you in this way Lora. Words are powerful tools and we can use them for good or evil - the choice is ours. Thank you for your insightful comment and for stopping by.

Lora Hollings on February 20, 2020:

Just wonderful poetry, Lorna! Poetry is indeed music to the soul and its message is eternal. It's words can inspire and lift us above pain and darkness. Words that are "spoken with kindness and grace" can inspire all of us to create a more loving and peaceful world. You capture the essence of this art form with your beautiful verse. Thanks for sharing!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 20, 2020:

Always good to see you John and thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 19, 2020:

Lorna, your poetry is indeed “sublime.” I love the rhyme and flow of this poem and the message it conveys.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Thank you Brenda and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and in particular those lines. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Yes indeed Nella words are a power to be used wisely. Lovely to see you and thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Lovely to see you Tiyash and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your supportive comments.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 19, 2020:

Lorna,

You have created a work of beauty with this one.

These words are so true "Bottled up in anger always unsaid

These are the words that cause such dread

I love the ending, "Yet words that are spoken with kindness and grace

Echo within the heartbeats of the human race

Fantastic Write.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on February 19, 2020:

Really enjoyed this, especially the positive ending! Reminds us of the power of words and to use them wisely.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on February 19, 2020:

Aaah! An ode to words using such exquisitely set words. I loved the flow and the resonating truth in these verses. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Hi Shaloo - Kind words do indeed make a lasting impression. Thank you for your commenting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Thank you Liz I am glad you enjoyed the rhythm and flow of this poem. Lovely to see you and your comments are always appreciated.

Shaloo Walia from India on February 19, 2020:

Loved the last lines. Kind words indeed make a long lasting impression.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 19, 2020:

I love the way this poem has a strong rhythm and flow. It reads like a waterfall tumbling over the rocks. You have captured the versatility and myriad uses of words.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments Ashish.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Thank you Pamela I'm so glad you enjoyed the flow of this poem. Your comments are always so generous.

Ashish pal on February 19, 2020:

pretty good poem this is

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 19, 2020:

This is an awesome poem. I love that is about words but in such a flowing manner. This may be one of your very best poems.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Thank you Olusegun, I appreciate your kind comments.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on February 19, 2020:

How good is it, the words spoken at the right time. Good one!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

Hi Lorna, I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for visiting and commenting - appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 19, 2020:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Rosina and I agree words are a powerful tool which can be used for good or evil. Thank you for your generous comments and for visiting.

Lorna from USA on February 18, 2020:

What a beautiful poem! Another lovely poem from you. Thanks for sharing Lorna!

Rosina S Khan on February 18, 2020:

Your poem is an example of how powerful words can be. The last stanza spoke to me the most and ended on a beautiful note:

Words that are strong give meaning to life

Vanquishing the darkness of trouble and strife

Yet words that are spoken with kindness and grace

Echo within the heartbeats of the human race

I loved this poem. Thank you for your splendid contribution.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Always a pleasure to see you Charlie and thank you for your generous comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Lovely to see you Eric and I'm touched by your comments. Thank you for stopping by.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Such a lovely comment Devika and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for visiting - always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Lovely to see you Nell and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Thank you Cheryl for your generous comments.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on February 18, 2020:

Cap doffed to you Lorna. This is wonderful poem

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 18, 2020:

Wow! This is one of the best pieces I have read. What style and such a wonderful message. Thank you

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 18, 2020:

I like the way you express your words in poetry and words mean everything when expressed perfectly as you do it.

Nell Rose from England on February 18, 2020:

Awesome! I love it. I have often thought that words have so much power. Lovely poem!

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on February 18, 2020:

You have such a way with words that bring them to light. The images is also amazing.