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Capturing Those Moments

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

soulful-moments

Daylight streaming through the window

Whispering gently across my face

A moment unfolding and evolving

Transcending time and space

Rays of ethereal sunbeams

Dust motes dancing within their arms

Creating a moment of simplicity

Fully aware of its charms


Losing the moment of deep regret

Those feelings should not go unsaid

Value the hope of a second chance

Creating memories of happiness instead

There is always a moment to still the mind

When those fears and doubts fall away

As you harness the strength of a battle won

Acknowledging the importance of today


Savouring each moment as it comes

Acknowledging your truth within each one

Dance in the raindrops, smile at the sun

Capture the joy of a race well run

Live in the present, the past is gone

There is so much we just can’t control

Our life can never be measured by time

Only by the moments we create in our soul

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed this poem Brenda and thank you for your generous comments - appreciated. Thank you for the share.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2020:

Lorna,

This one is beautiful.

I love the last sentence.

Our life can never be measured by time

Only by the moments we create in our soul

You have a special way of getting the words to just flow...

I shared this one.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/133...

Lorna Lamon on March 23, 2020:

So true Peggy, let us try to find the beauty within each day. Lots of smiles and virtual hugs coming your way. Stay safe.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2020:

Living in the present and letting go of the past is good advice. Let us all enjoy the beauty of each day. Sending cheerful thoughts your way, smiles, and virtual hugs.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 19, 2019:

You are very kind Tiyash and your comments are always so generous. Thank you for visiting and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 18, 2019:

This is an excellent piece Lorna. Such beautiful words and a valuable lesson through word imagery.

I enjoyed reading it a lot.

Your talent travels leaps and bounds through each poem reaching hearts at their core.

Always a pleasure reading your work.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 18, 2019:

Thanks for visiting Mihai and commenting.

mihbrinas on November 17, 2019:

Thought-provoking poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 07, 2019:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Manatita and I always appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 07, 2019:

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

manatita44 from london on November 07, 2019:

There you go again, my Dear. Such charming, delicate and exquisite poetry! Excellent piece!

Nona Weeks from Florissant, CO on November 04, 2019:

This is beautiful, thank you for sharing something that reads so passionate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 31, 2019:

Thank you Lynne and I am so glad you enjoyed the poem. I agree poetry and our souls are definitely connected.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on October 31, 2019:

I love this...that last line is tremendous. I always feel that poetry is part of the moments we create in our soul. Thank you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 31, 2019:

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

Iqra from Pakistan on October 31, 2019:

This poem is a work of art that makes you feel so centered and calm.

Words to describe this poem: calming, beauty, creativity, and calmness in one morsel.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 31, 2019:

Thanks Mark - so glad you enjoyed it.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on October 30, 2019:

A sweet poem on the value of mindfulness and awareness of the moment. Thanks, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 24, 2019:

Thank you Steve I appreciate your comments.

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

So true Lorna, beautifully said...

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 23, 2019:

I agree Stive and thank you for your kind comments.

Stive Smyth from Philippines on October 22, 2019:

Beautiful words. Nice read. And the older we get the more important it all becomes.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 22, 2019:

You are so kind Asad and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for visiting and your comments are appreciated.

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on October 22, 2019:

This is a wonderful poem with a lovely rhythm. EVERY word has it own meaning and feeling. very well expressive writing. Excellent Job!

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 21, 2019:

Thank you for commenting Poeticnurse and I am glad you found a sense of peace in the words.

Poeticnurse from Nigeria on October 21, 2019:

"There is so much we can't control", these words are so true and it just spoke peace to me.

Thank you Lorna Lamon for putting this up.

Stive Smyth from Philippines on October 19, 2019:

Carpe Diem! But put so much more gently and sweetly. A beautiful piece.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 12, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Denise - always appreciated.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on October 11, 2019:

This is good advice. Seize the day and enjoy every moment.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 11, 2019:

Thanks Brenda - glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your commenting as always.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 10, 2019:

Lorna, this is lovely.

Especially the ending...Live in the present, the past is gone....Only by the moments we create in our soul...wonderful words.

Oh...i never knew what one called dust motes. .lol

Great write.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 10, 2019:

Many thanks for your kind comments Nithya, appreciated as always.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 09, 2019:

Lovely poem, so beautifully expressed. Wisdom in your words to be remembered always.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 09, 2019:

Hi Nicole, Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 09, 2019:

You are so kind Dora and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 09, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Charlie and that is definitely a great saying, as living in the day is so important.

Nicole Rich from The Philippines on October 08, 2019:

Love your poem especially everything in the last stanza! This reminds us on how we choose to live our lives - we create all our decisions and choices.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 08, 2019:

Beautiful poem, altogether, but the last verse is outstanding, even standing alone. Excellent poetry!

Steve Tyson from Byron Bay, Australia on October 08, 2019:

Beautiful poem Lorna, provided a nice pep-up for the start of the day..

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 08, 2019:

Wonderful poem Lorna.

I remember a saying I heard at a group therapy session.

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Just live in the day

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 08, 2019:

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

Nikki Khan from London on October 08, 2019:

'Only by the moments we create in our soul', there is some magic in the lines. Life depends all on such moments my dear, some are sweet and some are tragic. But this is what life endeavours for all of us.

A great read, thanks for sharing!

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 08, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Prantika. We can only ever learn from the past and it is not always easy to let go, however, it can be made easier by learning to live moment by moment.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 08, 2019:

Hi Rosina - I agree we can learn from the past, however, we should live in the present - moment by moment. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 08, 2019:

Thank you Pamela and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on October 07, 2019:

We tend to dwell more in the past than living in the present. We are, therefore, losing moments- moments to create happiness. Moving on maybe always not easy but moving forward is important. It's a wonderful poem and am touched. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 07, 2019:

Yes, we have to embrace every moment, Lorna. This is a wonderful poem with a lovely rhythm. A pleasure to read.

Rosina S Khan on October 07, 2019:

Yes, Lorna we look back to the past only to understand our mistakes and take life lessons so that we do not make the same mistakes again. Your poem reminds us that we should feel happy living moment to moment. Thank you for sharing with us a wonderful, lovely poem.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 07, 2019:

I could not agree with the sentiments of that beautiful poem more. The thoughts you expressed are lovely and we have to always move forward.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 07, 2019:

Thank you Lora and I agree that it is the special moments that give us hope. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 07, 2019:

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem Mary and valued its essence. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 07, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Ann. There will always be problems to face in life, however, not forgetting those important moments will give us the strength to carry on.

Lora Hollings on October 07, 2019:

Such beautiful thoughts and profound messages related in your remarkable poem, Lorna. A new day always holds the promise of a new beginning and a way to heal and go forward! I totally agree with you that our life can only be measured by the moments that we create in our soul. This is what makes life such a gift! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 07, 2019:

The moments we create in our soul. These are what we truly value. A beautiful poem, Lorna.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 07, 2019:

Absolutely beautiful! Yes, we must live for the moment and not dwell on the past too much, though that's easier said than done sometimes. There is no point as we can't change what's already gone.

This is full of hope and sunshine!

Ann

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 07, 2019:

Thank you Jason and I agree it is the little things in life that count.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on October 07, 2019:

It's so true that we need to create, capture, and remember life's precious moment. They are unique to us and only come once. They can inspire us and give us hope. It's the little thing in life that count. Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed it.