Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 4,018 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

A Dream - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Today I slipped into a dream
And saw a better world
A world of peace and gentleness
Before my eyes unfurled

And in my fantasy beheld
A vision of mankind
All set beneath a bow of fire
In glory full enshrined

His voice was singing so in tune
With all that was around
That such a heav`nly melody
Did o`er the earth resound

And all the hands that owned contempt
Were clasped together tight
To form a ring of unity -
`Twas such a splendid sight

Then all the eyes that never saw
How wondrous life could be
So glinted through the bow of fire -
It surely dazzled me

For all humanity became
As just one beating heart
Together joined in harmony
Thus no more set apart

At night he gazed upon the stars
By day towards the sun
To mingle with the fruitful earth
With all he was at one

Then all the trees bowed down in awe
All creatures danced and played
All flowers spread their petals wide
As `neath the sun they swayed

(But this was just a wistful dream
One that may never be
A vision in a saddened heart -
`Twas just a fantasy)

Today I slipped into a dream
And saw a better world
Where sixteen billion gemstones flashed
Which in her hair were purled


Comments about A Dream by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 36,223 Points Chinedu Dike (2/20/2015 1:26:00 PM)

    I love the flow of the beautiful narrative poem. A subtly penned and nicely encapsulated train of thoughts depicting the unveiling of Paradise on the occasion of Coming Of The Lord. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem THE PHOENIX STRANGLER. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,798 Points Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (11/17/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful dream poem shared on. Nice way of seeing better world. Excellent job done and shared on. Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (6/25/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    How truly wonderful your world of peace and gentleness seemed! I think if I could see anyone's dream fulfilled this would be the one I choose. For you use the word harmony in this dream world of yours and to me that is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. It just encompasses such a broad spectrum. It's almost inconceivable. But world peace and all living in kindness and harmony? What more could a person want out of their lifetime? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Anthony Burkett (1/26/2014 12:42:00 PM)

    It is impossible to fully comprehend the extent of the elegance of your pen... so many facets...such beauty, such grace and poise... I bow to you dear poet... in awe. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,068 Points Kanav Justa (11/5/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    This is really beautiful... thats the kind of poems that you are searching for reading....liked it (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 855 Points Mary Forrester (10/12/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful dream, heavenly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ozark Mountain Homegrown (8/29/2013 11:44:00 PM)

    This is so very beautiful! I am hooked into you dream and into your poems... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 253 Points Ann Beard (6/4/2013 3:14:00 AM)

    You have pulled me into your dream with you. Very beautiful with perfect flow. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,072 Points Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 6:19:00 PM)

    A beautiful world of dreams. your last stanza a perfect finish (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,903 Points Patricia Grantham (1/29/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    Dear Valerie, What a beautiful poem! Good words and very heavenly. I am waiting for another dream(smile) Much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gary Hare (12/17/2012 6:43:00 AM)

    beautiful, my poetry is not up to your standard (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 724 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (12/8/2012 8:03:00 AM)

    A magnificent Dream which made me really emotional. The lines
    For all humanity became
    As just one beating heart
    Together joined in harmony
    Thus no more to set apart
    are such golden words which sing a symphony in my ears and are ever echoing!
    A fantastic noble dream-I wish with all my heart it turns true! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,591 Points Lyn Paul (12/5/2012 7:45:00 AM)

    Am amazing dream Valerie, you have so much feeling. This time of year too is meant to be the happiest yet really... it is probably the saddest. Thank You x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kevin East (10/4/2012 11:47:00 AM)

    I love it!
    Well written..Kevin. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,408 Points * Sunprincess * (9/27/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    I wish to read the rest of the second dream also..you have me intrigued..excellent write.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 871 Points Udaya R. Tennakoon (8/28/2012 4:58:00 PM)

    Very nicely weaved. wish you the best

    Udaya. See my poetry and comment (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (8/21/2012 12:53:00 PM)

    Just purely beautiful... im so glad i picked another one of yours to read as i needed cheering up......ty so much karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Robert Beck (8/1/2012 5:51:00 AM)

    Just Beautiful Valerie (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,704 Points Valsa George (7/2/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Oh! what a fantastic dream! How I wish to be transported into such a land where humanity becomes one beating heart and where a heavenly melody resounds over the earth! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Thyris Taylor (5/27/2012 9:07:00 PM)

    I loved it, so bold and honest, so fun to experience. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 17, 2014


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