Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,696 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Solid Ground - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I built my house on solid ground
Convinced that it was safe and sound
Not thinking that the earth could move
But earthquakes happen just to prove
No ground can ever be secure -
My house fell down and is no more.

Beneath the surface, nothing's fixed
As with the rocks our fate is mixed
And everything can surely break -
There's nothing that the earth can't shake
No walls forever stay erect
And all that's joined can disconnect


Comments about Solid Ground by Valerie Dohren

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (9/29/2014 1:42:00 PM)

    Is this a tribute to the force of nature or is the house a metaphor for a relationship. Whichever it's a lovely poem (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,968 Points Smoky Hoss (8/22/2014 9:19:00 AM)

    What a powerful poem, that speaks so true. You are exactly right Valerie. Very well said. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 364 Points Sina Farajzadeh (7/31/2014 8:57:00 AM)

    Hi dear Valerie. I read your poem. Well, nothing in this world is absolute or certain. Everything is possible. And this poem is about an earthquake which proves me that things can change all of a sudden. (Especially if you really mean a physical one) Disasters are natural elements of life but they are unfortunately resulting in sadness. Anyway, thank you for your poem. By the way, I also have a poem titled The Earthquake which was based on a true experience. I'd be glad to know your ideas and comments. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,699 Points Anthony Di''anno (7/27/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    The very reason why it is so important to live each moment as though it is your last.

    Very well written Val. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,722 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/26/2014 5:22:00 AM)

    There's nothing that the earth can't shake
    Profound truth. Anything can happen any time. One has to be always prepared. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 936 Points Queeny Gona (7/25/2014 5:23:00 AM)

    House built on sand and house built on solid ground, anything can be shaken and rooted up if nature reciprocates to the damage done to her by human!

    Wise words ma'am (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,887 Points Dave Walker (7/23/2014 1:54:00 PM)

    Life has a way of taking the solid ground away from us.
    A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,055 Points Hazel Durham (7/23/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    Fate is so unpredictable we never know when it's going to change everything that we are familiar with, we have to learn to come to terms with life's unexpected tragic events!
    A wise and wonderful write Val! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,308 Points K.c. Ford (7/23/2014 6:05:00 AM)

    A cracker, Valerie. Enjoyed reading a solid poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points John Brown (7/22/2014 8:59:00 AM)

    Well put my friend. A 'makes you think' kind of poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,296 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/21/2014 6:20:00 PM)

    A poem that expresses eloquently the reality of loss not merely in the physical be in the relational and any other aspect of life. Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,296 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/21/2014 6:16:00 PM)

    A very compelling and clever write my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (7/21/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Wise words, our houses are always in need of repair. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2014



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