Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,679 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Enigma - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I wonder how it came to be
This thing, and how it baffles me
The reason why I can`t pretend
I simply cannot comprehend

I scratch my head and pout my lips
Then place my hands upon my hips
Round and round the room I pace
With crumpled brow and puzzled face

From dawn through dusk it fills my head
Until it`s time to go to bed
Then lie awake `til break of day
This problem will not go away

Deep in thought my hair I twiddle
If only I could solve this riddle
Some resolution I must find
To pacify this troubled mind

Perplexed, bewildered and nonplussed
To find the answer, then I must
Dissect this thing which bothers me
The truth of it that I might see

That`s it I shout, but then again
The reason why I can`t explain
For as I analyse the clues
There is no answer to this ruse

Topic(s) of this poem: Poetry


Comments about Enigma by Valerie Dohren

  • John Brown (8/20/2012 2:14:00 PM)


    Enigmatic indeed. Good though. (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (6/5/2012 12:36:00 PM)


    Oh, I know this feeling so well, over and over, wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/4/2012 1:48:00 PM)


    I hope my answer you will excuse,
    I have solved this problem with more booze.
    Great poem about dilemma's.
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  • (4/18/2012 1:18:00 PM)


    Tightly knit, to the point, great cadence. Though problematic it was enjoyable to read.You are
    A classic poet -Joe
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  • (3/19/2012 1:42:00 PM)


    A distinctly pleasurable poem indeed! (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2012 9:49:00 PM)


    very enjoyable read, i liked it very much (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2012 6:24:00 PM)


    Life is filled with enigmas. Through some, we find our way. And others are a chronic pain. But that’s life. A deep poem here. (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (3/2/2012 1:06:00 PM)


    I sometimes ask myself when in a similar quandary - Will I laugh about this a year from now?
    If the answer is 'Yes' then I decide not to wait, laugh, and move on.
    Good poem.
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  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (2/21/2012 12:27:00 PM)


    Do not pretend. Play the game of life seriously, but do not let it bother you too much. Let go, let God take over and then your life will be light and happy.
    I love the way you write.
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  • Diane Hine (2/20/2012 11:34:00 PM)


    I concur-sometimes it all seems to make sense and yet not quite. (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2012 3:41:00 PM)


    Aha, not afraid to rhyme...well done you! I love a rhyming poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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