Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,065 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Alone - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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

Comments about Alone by Valerie Dohren

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/11/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    This wonderful poem, your words spoke volumes to me. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/2/2015 11:09:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2015 2:34:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Ayman Parray (7/27/2015 8:16:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

    Valerie Dohren (7/28/2015 2:22:00 PM)

    Thank you for your kind comments Ayman, much appreciated.

  • Vanessa Hughes (1/10/2015 12:34:00 AM)

    Wow - Stunning poem about being alone, fantastically written. x (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2014 1:56:00 PM)

    Bursting with the beauty of a rose that causes one to say-wow! Yet loaded with a load of loneliness that causes one to say-sad! Excellently expressed my friend! (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    another amzing poem....
    i loved it.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of work, your words spoke volumes to me.
    It all rings so true. I was with you with every word you wrote.

    (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/3/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    Very moving words, a truly brilliant write. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    I read it again, the solitude, it pierced my heart and went right through me. (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    Yes, from the time that we are born,
    We go through life as one, Alone,
    Your poem was for me, so clear,
    It made me think and shed a tear.
    Thank you, heartfelt beauty
    (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 6:27:00 PM)

    Death can be very touching, it also offers hope in the here after. (A single soul alone to die, but it will live forever someday. Sad but a beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2013 5:26:00 AM)

    A substantiate poem in its finesse is very touching! Simply BEAUTIFUL! (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    Very moving Valerie can relate to everything you said. (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    This is very moving. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (2/4/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Dear Valerie, I am very humble by this poem, Thank you, one of the best reads (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (11/15/2012 9:09:00 PM)

    Excellent poetry and vivid images, loved reading this. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/31/2012 4:02:00 AM)

    This is absolutely lovely with several lonesome images, culminating in the final stanza containing an irrefutable truth! This poem, indeed is a sure testimony of your consummate poetic skills, Valerie! ! (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2012 11:14:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagery, and so very sad. i like this one a lot Valerie. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 27, 2012

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