A Time for Everything

What has happened that

I've turned my back

Completely on the past

I'm suddenly free of all of it

And grieving now at last

Didn't think I had it in me

To come alive again

Your turn to keep me in your heart

Your turn to be my friend

Release your hold and let me breath

The air of sunny Spring

Wait if you like but be discreet

Don't hang about the wings

Don't come back while smiles abound

To cast the kiss of death

Make up your bed and think towards

Your loamy sheets of earth


  • kevin browne

    I certainly have the message you have so perfectly crafted that I was stunned as I read each line. 10 out of 10 for this one.

    • Poetic Dan

      Could not agree more!
      Glad I'm not the only one that responds with a comment, though I'd let you know ;)

    • Lorna

      Thank you Kevin - this was an epiphany...

    • orchidee

      Good write Lorna. Epiphany - that'll be Jan/Feb. lol.

      • Lorna

        Oh I missed that one Orchi - I don't get epiphanies in Jan/Feb .... just cold!

      • Poetic Dan

        Wow... Good morning I've read it 3 times already and I'll do it once more out loud, this really speaks to me thank you so much sharing!

        Always appreciated
        Much peace and respect

        • Lorna

          You are too kind Dan the Man...........

        • Laura


          An emotional read...to say the least!
          Your poem along with the video gripped my heart! It’s so hard! Just yesterday I had one of those melancholy days! I couldn’t let go of what was...but, I know I have to! It hurts!
          A super poem and video! Thank you for sharing! I’ll certainly refer to them when another burst of melancholy makes its appearance!


          • Lorna

            Hello L........ I'm sorry you are feeling down........ Yes it hurts.......... wishing you sunshine.

            • Laura

              Thank you my friend!
              Great to “see” you!
              Today turned out to be a beautiful sunshiny day! I have to say spending a few hours in Central Park helped!☀️

            • Neville

              there certainly is an optimum time for everything, and if ya miss it the first time round, hop on board the next time its passing near.... you just nailed it my friend.... Neville

              • Lorna

                You sound refreshingly full of optimism today Neville...... thanks.

                • Neville

                  it'll pass... everything passes..... smile when ya can my friend that's what I say...... Neville

                • Michael Edwards

                  I've missed your writes over the last couple of weeks - and some write to return with.

                  • Lorna

                    What a nice thing to say - thanks Michael.

                  • dusk arising

                    yep, there comes a time doesn't there.

                    Does this mean we can expect to see more frequent posts from you? I hope so.

                    • Lorna

                      Aren't you nice Dusk - lately sometimes I just go dense on what to say ... I'll try to be more consistent because it does make me feel good to share with you all.

                      • dusk arising

                        Lately i often find i have nothing to say...... so guess what, I say noithing (poetry wise i mean)

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Beautiful emotive words Lorna.

                        • Lorna

                          Ta Andy............

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