Transitional Thoughts

Updated on January 21, 2020
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Within the power of our imagination

Creating our own version of perfection

Held within the mirror of reflection

Where life’s reality does not exist


How glorious the morning birdsong

Captured in the hush of dawn

Whose melody imprints upon the mind

Preserved forever as a joyous memory


Heaven’s sweet scent of summer rain

Soft vapours released from clouds

Like the soothing balm of a gentle touch

On a scorched and crying earth


Those thronging cities full of life

Searching for something just out of reach

Yet within the cacophony of many voices

We yearn for that strain of silence


Our fate with shades of black and white

Like an open book filling empty spaces

Constantly striving to improve that rough draft

In the hope we will become our final copy


If our world became a countless sea of stars

Each one carrying all our hopes and prayers

Would our memories unite in mourning

Longing for the comfort of dawn’s light

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    © 2020 Lorna Lamon

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      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

        Your comments are always so kind and generous Audrey. That particular verse really speaks of this need within us all. I feel we all get there in the end - life's journey. Glad you like my choice of photos, as I try as much as possible to connect them to the poem. Always a pleasure to see you Audrey and thank you for visiting.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        3 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        "Our fate with shades of black and white

        Like an open book filling empty spaces

        Constantly striving to improve that rough draft

        In the hope we will become our final copy"

        Oh, Lorna, this stanza so perfectly describes our need to become all that we possibly can. What an amazing piece of poetry! I also want to mention how much I love your choice of photos. Thank you.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

        Thank you so much Dora and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. I always appreciate your comments.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Your poetry manifest your expert writing skills. In addition to its message, I like the alliteration in "Heaven’s sweet scent of summer rain." Good work!

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

        Lovely to see you Ann and thank you for your kind comments.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 weeks ago from SW England

        Food for thought, Lorna. You push the boundaries and invade our minds to pull out something we didn't know was there! Always something unexpected, always so well-crafted.

        Ann

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello Denise, Yes that place where thoughts take shape and increase awareness. Lovely to see you and thank you for commenting.

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        Denise McGill 

        4 weeks ago from Fresno CA

        It sounds like that half awake and half asleep place where reality isn't really in play yet. I like that floating semi-conscious place. I get some great ideas there.

        Blessings,

        Denise

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        I am sure we will Mary we cannot stop hoping. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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        Mary Norton 

        4 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

        How glorious the morning birdsong...this is what wakes me up every morning. I just love it. I hope we can enjoy this for years still given what you expressed in your poem about our world. Still, it is good to hope.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Lovely to see you Lora and your thoughts echo my own. Thank you for visiting and for your generous comments.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello Devika, I couldn't agree more we all need to work together. Thank you for visiting and for your kind and generous comments.

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        Elise 

        4 weeks ago from Melbourne

        beautifully written Lorna

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        Lora Hollings 

        4 weeks ago

        A beautiful and wistful poem, Lorna. It conjures images of a polluted and burned world and cities full of people alienated from a much more serene existence and our ideals compromised but still longing for a world where finally peace and the uniting of all mankind will at last prevail. Wonderful writing! Thanks for sharing.

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        Jessica Agnew 

        4 weeks ago from Jacksonville

        wow, nice poem. it was really nice and made me think.

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        Devika Primić 

        4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Hi Lorna I enjoyed your poem and with so much going on in the world right now light and prayers is what is needed for a better place. You have a creative mind and great skill to write poetry.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Lovely to see you Jason and I'm glad those lines spoke to you. It's true we can change, improve and grow every day. Thank you for your kind and generous comments.

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        4 weeks ago from AZ

        Beautifully written poem Lorna. I believe that as humans, we try to better ourselves so that one day we will be the ultimate person that we can be. Each day we have is another chance for us to evolve into something better. Our final draft.

        Like the others I also loved the line:

        "Constantly striving to improve that rough draft

        In the hope we will become our final copy"

        That line was amazing to me.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        This is the message I was trying to convey in the last verse. That we would heal our world and remain. Thank you for visiting and for your generous comments.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello Cheryl, I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your kind comments.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Always lovely to see you John and many thanks for your generous comments.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem Pamela and thank you for your kind and generous comments.

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        Rosina S Khan 

        4 weeks ago

        The last stanza in your poem is my fave in which each star would carry our hopes and prayers so that our memories would unite in mourning and we stay in anticipation of the comfort of dawn's light. Very beautifully written as always, Lorna. I couldn't be more baffled and impressed. Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem.

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        Cheryl E Preston 

        4 weeks ago from Roanoke

        Very inspiring as always

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        John Hansen 

        4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        A beautifully collection of words sculptured into a wonderful poem. Lorna your poetry never disappoints.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I read this poem 3 times just to try as I think it is absolutely beautiful. This poem really made me think about your meaning and I really liked "Constantly striving to improve that rough draft

        In the hope we will become our final copy" That seems to explain life as we make mistakes and learn from them, constantly trying to learn and improve ourselvs.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        You are very kind Lorna and it's always a pleasure to see you. Thank you for visiting.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Thank you Brenda - I'm glad you liked those lines. Your comments are always so generous.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Thank you for your kind comments Harish and for visiting.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Lovely to see you Verlie and I appreciate your kind comments.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        I'm glad you enjoyed the poem Liz. Thank you for your comments which are always so insightful.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Thank you Manatita, your comments are always appreciated.

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        Lorna 

        4 weeks ago from USA

        Hi Lorna, you are very gifted in writing poetry. I would love to be like you! What a great imagination you have. Thank you for sharing!

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        Your poetry is exquisite.

        I love this part, "Constantly striving to improve that rough draft

        In the hope we will become our final copy"

        Thanks for sharing.

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        Harish Mamgain 

        4 weeks ago from New Delhi , India

        A fantastic and beautiful poem, soothing our mind while reading !

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        4 weeks ago from Canada

        Beautiful elegant verse Lorna.

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        Liz Westwood 

        4 weeks ago from UK

        This is a deep and meaningful piece of poetry, using carefully chosen words to take us to new heights of imagination.

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        manatita44 

        4 weeks ago from london

        Another exquisire piece, Lorna. Wsy to go!

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