Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,894 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Stolen (Lost Poem Retrieved) - Poem by Valerie Dohren

You took all the words from my lips
And left me with nothing to say
Then stole the bright sun from my sight
Thus chasing the daylight away

You captured the stars from my eyes
And now I'm unable to see
Then tore out my frail tender heart
So that I could no longer be

You seized all the thoughts from my mind
And now I can no more believe
Destroying the light in my soul -
O how you did my heart deceive

You then razed the smile from my face
Extinguished the love that I bore
Then stole every vestige of hope
So leaving me empty once more

You cut into each of my dreams
And now I am bleeding inside
Lay hold upon all of my life -
And you didn't care when I died

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is about what life can do, not a person.

Comments about Stolen (Lost Poem Retrieved) by Valerie Dohren

  • (4/25/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    Thanks for this revealing poem, Val, which shows exactly what life can do. Well crafted. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/20/2013 6:09:00 AM)

    I thought the lost poem was actually retrieved and with a happy mind started reading this! But lo! You have made out another poem with a tenacious heart! Good, Valerie, i loved this lovely poem with excellent rhyme and rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    A poem of strength and resilience defiant to the last. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/27/2013 8:45:00 PM)

    An impassioned poem with a smashing last line! - I very much hope you intend to write a sequel. (Report) Reply

  • Robinson (3/27/2013 5:18:00 PM)

    So cruel a poem. Who could do this. Fortunately it is just a poem. Or is it? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, April 1, 2013

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