Measured Moments

Measured Moments

A Poem by Laura E. Dixon

Written on the Eve of my mother's passing...


Measured Moments           

                         July 22, 2006

Into nothing, a sea of gray,
No burning amber to light the way,
As seasons are lost, as years betray,
No more tommorows to seize the day,
As silence rests upon a will to pray,
No more seasons flutter; no more drops of rain,
A flagrant somber brings a delayed shame,
While, hope for a brighter tommorow withers away,
Rest, comes not easy, to those,
Lost inside a crumbling decay,
For, time is all, but, too uncertain,
As it measures each passing day.
 By: Laura Elizabeth Dixon
Written the evening of mothers death and spoken the day of her memorial

© 2012 Laura E. Dixon

Author's Note

Laura E. Dixon
please feel free to review.

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Very nice, somber piece. It's short, but packs a lot of emotion in its words succinctly and beautifully. My only critique is that the rhyming pattern is not followed in the third stanza, which I find distracting. Still, good piece.

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Laura E. Dixon
Laura E. Dixon

Lufkin, TX

Writing has taken the form of therapy, or self healing for me. Hope to be publishing my first book of poetry in the near future. more..