Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,071 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

I - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Her breast was warm and tender was her face
Secure was I within her long embrace
Protected from the pain of human care
It seemed that I was ever part of her

But then I stirred awakened by the dawn
The time had come at last and I was born
The sun shone brighter than I`d seen before
I looked around and she was there no more

Then from hell`s kingdom sprang a raging fire
To fill my heart with longing and desire
Within my mind I knew that I was I
A thousand times to live, a thousand times to die

(Oh who was he who tore me from her breast
And left me here to weep with grief possessed
To wander through earth`s shadows I alone
Yet seeking him through whom I must atone)

Her tears as rain spilled down upon the earth
To soothe away the pain of mortal birth
And `neath the waters glowed the sun`s pure light
Through softly fading shadows of the night

(Where earth meets heaven dwells the sacred dove
And there I seek to find his perfect love
The sun will shine e`er brighter than before
In death`s abode when I am I no more)

Comments about I by Valerie Dohren

  • Christopher Tye (9/7/2016 8:00:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, life's journey in five verses. (Report) Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (2/11/2013 8:34:00 AM)

    Val, I was very captivated by this poem, in deaths grip Thanks (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (11/16/2012 3:28:00 PM)

    This one gave me goose-bumps Val. The last verse is just sublime. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2012 11:56:00 AM)

    Excellent Poem....imaginatively crafted

    I find Indian Vedantic thought here...have you read Vedanta?

    It is evil-spirit dwells in us needs sanitization by rigorous religious psychic exercise flushing impurities

    Its great poem of Wisdom...tenner ~ Regards ~ niv

    Thanks for comment on my poem
    Invite to read and comment on my poem [read as a protest] ‘Omini Pervading Mother' or any … Thanks …..Sorry for belated comment
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  • (3/18/2012 3:18:00 AM)

    This is so filled with emotion, it seems one tore from a mothers loving and warm embrace... Terribly sad. Thank you Karen :) (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    Well rhymed piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 6, 2012

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