I Knew A Song Poem by Valerie Dohren

I Knew A Song

Rating: 5.0

I knew a song once,

a long time ago.

Such a lovely song -
about love, and hope, and trust.

The words echoed through my mind,

and the music,

the music captured my heart
and set me dancing with joy.

It was such a beautiful song -
about love, and hope, and trust.

Yes, I knew a song once,

but time has passed
and I no longer remember the words …

or the music.

Siyabonga A Nxumalo 31 May 2013

wow! .. Valerie, you just reminded me of a picture of mine I found a month ago, it was taken two decades ago.. in the picture I am with a friend or shall I say, with a person who used to be a friend... I had forgotten his name because I last saw him a couple of days after the photo was taken, I also knew a great guy. I love this poem. Siya_! !

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Somanathan Iyer 31 May 2013

Yes, the memoirs remain always afresh. Every one gets swayed by some melody without knowing lyrics or meanings. beautiful

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Om Chawla 25 May 2013

As always very well written: and how truthful. The tide of time does dim the song of our vibrant youth and sometimes leaves us sad and melancholic as meaning of ' love and hope and trust' does not remain the same. But you sang, isn't that more important.

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Chandra Thiagarajan 22 May 2013

Though you no longer remember either the lyric or the music the remains of the thread of memory has evoked you write this wonderful write, Valerie!

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Smoky Hoss 21 May 2013

Wow: Ain't it da truth, ain't it da truth! Good one.

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Pregnant with a passion that ascends swiftly in tones that are both meaningful and musical then descends even more rapidly into the sea of forgetfulness that captures the theme of the poem in such a way that the reader is left wishing that the song was not forgotten. Excellently expressed my friend!

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Walterrean Salley 13 June 2013

Very touching. And reading it brought a compassioate sigh. You will sing again. Enjoyed very much.

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Dee Corpolongo 03 June 2013

Val, This is a change from what I've mostly read of yours, but still, filled with feelings that I seem to always share and can relate to. You are such a wonderful poetess, that it is beautiful any chosen style, and a very much loved person to top it off! ! ! {{{hugs}}} always, and thanks for sharing your talent and poems.....and you!

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Patti Masterman 02 June 2013

At least our lives are filled with many songs. Good write.

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Lyn Paul 01 June 2013

A song maybe we want to forget yet sadly without this song you would not have grown.Pretty special Val. Music takes so much pain away from so many. Thank You X

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