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Remembering You In September

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

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It wasn’t in the words you said

But in the way you held your head


It wasn’t in the songs you sang

But in the way you made them rhyme


It wasn’t in the poems you wrote

But in the way they always spoke


It wasn’t in the empty room

But in the way you left too soon


It wasn’t in the lonely place

But in the way you lived with grace


It wasn’t in the shades of blue

But in the love I have for you


It wasn’t in the month of September

But in the way that I remember

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

This was such a difficult poem to write Peggy, however, I felt at peace when I had written it. He was everything in the poem and more. Your comments are so kind - thank you. Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2020:

This was a beautiful poem in memory of your father. It is easy to see that you have some lovely memories of him.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 28, 2020:

Thank you for your kindness Manatita.

manatita44 from london on January 28, 2020:

My belated condolences. May he continue to rest in the lap of our heavenly Father God.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 28, 2020:

Thank you Devika, your comments are always so generous. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 28, 2020:

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem Manatita which I wrote in remembrance of my father who sadly passed away in September 2012. Thank you for your generous comments.

manatita44 from london on January 28, 2020:

Really lovely!

Lorna you are sooo goood!!

Now there are certain first lines that gel with me straight away. I know if I start a poem that way, then it's bound to be a winner as experience shows. Yours reminds me of a very beautiful poem called Discipleship, with a similar start.

Don't worry, it's very different and again, I know that you are an excellent poet. Still, I love the way you started. Peace.

Devika Primic on January 28, 2020:

A beautiful poem for the ninth month of the year. It is consoling and full of love.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 14, 2019:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Lynne and September is also a special month for me. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 13, 2019:

September is one of my two favorite months, so this poem is a treat. Awesome one, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 05, 2019:

Thank you Manatita I am humbled by your comments.

manatita44 from london on November 05, 2019:

A very well thought out and exquisite poem. Full of talent!

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2019:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Steve - thank you for your kind comments.

Steve Tyson from Byron Bay, Australia on October 24, 2019:

Beautiful words Lorna...

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Heidy and your kind comments.

Heidy Sagnip from Talavera on October 23, 2019:

So poetic! I love it!

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 30, 2019:

I hope you had a lovely September birthday Dream On and as always I appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 30, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Brenda and for your kind comments.

DREAM ON on September 30, 2019:

Very lovely thoughts for the month of September. I especially love September for it was the month I was born. So all life became possible. I see many summer plants start to die in September. Then we have to wait till Spring to see life rejuvenate again. Thank you for sharing another wonderful piece.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 29, 2019:

Lorna,

I loved the way this poem flows with passion. Ah yes, the month of September is a special way of remembering.

Great read.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 29, 2019:

Thank you for the kind comments Steve. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Steve Tyson from Byron Bay, Australia on September 28, 2019:

Beautiful piece Lorna ...

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 26, 2019:

Thank you Haleema, I'm so glad you liked it.

Rêveuse Consciente from Pakistan on September 26, 2019:

Lovely poem and a wonderful balance.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 26, 2019:

Thank you Nithya, your comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 26, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Shaloo and I appreciate your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 26, 2019:

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem Liz and thank you for your kind comments.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 25, 2019:

Great poem, touched my heart.

Shaloo Walia from India on September 25, 2019:

Beautiful lines!

Liz Westwood from UK on September 25, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem. I like the balance that the words give to it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 25, 2019:

Thanks for visiting Hari and for your kind comments.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 25, 2019:

Fantastic love poem. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

:-)

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 25, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Jason.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on September 24, 2019:

Beautiful.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 24, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Charlie and for your kind comments.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on September 24, 2019:

Wonderful thought provoking poem Lorna

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 24, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Mary and I agree it is definitely the month of remembering. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 24, 2019:

I love your poem, Lorna. September is always a month of remembering as summer just ended, family visits all are done, and nature signals its change. So apt for this time.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 24, 2019:

Hi Artchelle, I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for visiting and commenting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 24, 2019:

I have always thought of September as the month of reflection and I'm glad you sensed that mood in my poem Lora. Appreciated as always.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 24, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Kathy, much appreciated.

Artchelle Arcillas from Philippines on September 23, 2019:

This is so sweet, Lorna! Loved this!

Lora Hollings on September 23, 2019:

A lovely poem that reflects the mood of September, Lorna. September is a month of reflecting on those we love deeply and the joys of our past times with them. Nature seems to be in concert with looking at these special times in retrospect and these memories become even more significant.Thank you for sharing this beauty in your heart!

Kathy Henderson from Pa on September 23, 2019:

Beautiful Poem

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Many thanks Linda and glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Thank you Dora I always appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Hi Tory, Many thanks for your kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Rosina and for your kind comments.I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Pamela and thank you for the kind comments, appreciated as always.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Thank you Adnan your lovely comments are very much appreciated.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 23, 2019:

This is lovely, Lorna. The way in which you've paired the ideas is creative and very effective.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 23, 2019:

Beautiful and reflective. Good poetry for a leisurely read. Thank you.

Tery Peta from Bulgaria on September 23, 2019:

Lorna, thank you for sharing with us. This is so beautiful, touching and well-written.

Rosina S Khan on September 23, 2019:

A wonderfully crafted out poem with excellent rhyming and carrying a great theme. Lorna, I am truly impressed!! Great piece of work indeed!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2019:

What a beautitul, touching poem Lorna. I love the way you wrote the phrases, and I even like the red rose. Just lovely!

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 23, 2019:

Lorna....this is simply beautiful....I truly have no words for this....the way the words trickle down...completing each other...adding to such beautiful emotions....September sure is one month to remember...a beautiful month indeed....A great write Lorna...Thanks for sharing this piece of beauty...!

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Cristine and for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 23, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments John and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Cristine Santander from Manila on September 23, 2019:

Nice poetry !! Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 23, 2019:

This is beautiful Lorna. Very touching words in a delightfully written poem.