Alone Poem by Valerie Dohren


Rating: 4.8

A single rose with thorny stem
On mother nature`s tattered hem
Which no-one cares to steal away
So left to wither and decay

And just one tear-dropp on the hand
Brushed upon the dusty sand
To be consumed into the earth
As one which has no lasting worth

There stands alone a single tree
No leaf upon it you will see
Beneath it grows no bush or flower
Empty, barren, silent bower

A lonely candle burning bright
Extinguished rudely in the night
Leaving shadows set behind
The shuttered windows in the mind

To tread a path that leads nowhere
(None to love, none to care)
A battered old grandfather clock
Marking time - tick tock, tick tock

A single petal on the bloom
A single chair, an empty room
A place of silent solitude
A place with loneliness imbued

I see a monolith of stone
A vision of the one - alone
A single soul alone to cry
A single soul alone to die

Lyn Paul 03 September 2013

Very moving words, a truly brilliant write. Thank you

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Ayman Parray 27 July 2015

An excellent write, Valerie. The last parts pierce right into my heart. I think this is your second or third poem I am reading and I love your style of writing. Comes somewhere deep within, very personal and very touching. Thank you.... Ayman

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Valerie Dohren 28 July 2015

Thank you for your kind comments Ayman, much appreciated.

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Roseann Shawiak 10 October 2013

Very simple yet very moving. Touched my heart and soul. Recently had bunch of surgery, was in a coma, on life support, the doc saved my life because everyone was praying for me. This poem reminded me that afterwards I was thinking about my own death and my family. I was alone in my thoughts, crying for them, because I could see in my mind, their grief if I hadn't made it, and it really got to me. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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Sharron Stephenson 18 August 2020

i really like the words to this poem and they have a great heart nice poem

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Abdulrauf Muhammad 05 April 2019

I really like this poem its awesome

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Valerie Dohren 06 April 2019

Thank you for reading and commenting. Pleased you enjoyed, and much appreciated.

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M Asim Nehal 11 December 2016

This wonderful poem, your words spoke volumes to me.

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Rajnish Manga 02 November 2015

I salute to you for this exquisite piece of poetry though emanating out of a personal tragedy. Loneliness engulfs the sensibilities of a reader. I can understand your position. Thanks.

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Maria Gonzalez 15 August 2015

Very beautiful and well written.

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