Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,062 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Broken Heart (Sonnet)


I found a broken heart the other day
So torn it was, it took my breath away
The noise it made was palest ever pink
It’s beating just as but the weakest blink

I wondered who once owned this precious thing
Was it by pauper, poet, or by King -
No matter, for it’s all the same I deem
Whoever that poor owner might have been

For poverty or wealth bears no effect
Upon this broken heart with its defect -
A heart is still a heart, it must be said
With care and tender love it should be fed

I rescued it and held it to my breast
That it may lie content and be at rest

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, February 28, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (3/12/2014 11:50:00 PM)

    This is just lovely..... Val ! ! An adorable write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 259 Points Joseph Anderson (3/12/2014 1:53:00 PM)

    Val-today is my 89 birthday and I shall indulge myself with more of your excellant offerings, this
    one included. I love your sonnets (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,663 Points Amitava Sur (3/11/2014 9:44:00 AM)

    A lovely sympathetic poem for a broken heart. So good to rescue and held in the breast..... moved (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 12:44:00 AM)

    .......ohhh this is so beautiful and so imaginative....I absolutely love this one....it is a wonderful sweet poem...and you give me a big smile... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,441 Points Dave Walker (3/7/2014 2:12:00 PM)

    A beautiful and moving sonnet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (3/4/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    Another beautiful poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/3/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    A sonnet to break any heart Val. Your little songs go undiminished. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,112 Points Diane Hine (3/2/2014 8:10:00 PM)

    Mending broken hearts is your forte. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Terry M (3/1/2014 7:16:00 PM)

    The heart was lucky you found it. And in reading your poem, so are we. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,172 Points Sandra Feldman (3/1/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem and gesture. You would do a charitable and tender thing like that. It is truly a sad and sweet poem al in one, . So well written and touching that you can feel the broken rhythm of the unfortunate heart. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,668 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (2/28/2014 6:18:00 PM)

    With care and tender love it should be fed
    Every heart needs that love. You really rescued a heart. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/28/2014 1:34:00 PM)

    A Wonderful Sonnet. Very true said, a heart is a heart whether be of king, or pauper or a poet.
    Beautiful lines says it all.....
    A heart is still a heart, it must be said
    With care and tender love it should be fed....Loved reading each lines. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (2/28/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    The gesture of kindness shown was remarkable Valerie. As there are a few of us who can understand, sympathise and reciprocate, these broken hearts will beat again. A fine poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (2/28/2014 8:15:00 AM)

    Love sonnetts. You do them justice, as in all your writtings. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,243 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (2/28/2014 6:12:00 AM)

    A heart is still a heart, it must be said
    With care and tender love it should be fed

    made my day! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Eeshah Raaziah Naqavi (2/28/2014 6:07:00 AM)

    Nice one :) you seem caring :) (Report) Reply

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