Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,972 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Lacrimosa - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I saw the teardrops in their eyes
Which filled my saddened heart with pain
I pray sweet children, through all time,
Such tears I ne`er shall see again

For I would set the world at rest
If such was ever in my reach
That peace would surely be the way
To bring true love and joy to each

I saw the teardrops on your face
This life has thought to make you weep
So now, my dearest, close on you
A vigil I shall ever keep

To mend and thus to ease your pain
And so caress your weary mind
Shall be my lifelong wish for you -
Together as with all mankind

I felt the teardrops on my lips
Their salted taste my heart despaired
As witnessed I those fettered souls
Set on this earth, so full ensnared

O that I could become the balm
To soothe all those yet grieving so
And bring sweet solace to each one
That happiness is all they know

Then as towards the heav`ns I gazed
The tears of angels glistened high
Upon the stars, as night-time`s glow
Against the darkened moonlit sky

All heaven`s complement did weep
So wretch`ed was their sad lament
For all the heartache of the world
Which ever brought such discontent

(Too many tears each one has wept
Too many hearts are lost and torn
Too many souls in sorrow deep -
May all in gladness be reborn)

Comments about Lacrimosa by Valerie Dohren

  • Meena Mustafa (5/7/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful poem. Loved it. Thanks for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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  • (3/4/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem Valerie (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2012 1:56:00 AM)

    Beautifully clever. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2012 8:45:00 PM)

    a good poem on pain and tears, but why do the angels have the tears and these tears are visualized as the stars.. Universe, full of tears! feel very sad when reading this poem! (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2012 7:26:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece and so much sadness well considered and heartfelt. We like this poem, live in hope. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/12/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    Ah, my latin is almost as poor as my French, and gaelic thgese days...however, if my foreign lingual memory serves me semi-correctly...I believe your title en anglais is, 'Weeping'...And the accompanying work is Primo Simpatico, young lass! And I concur with my buddy, Bob, below, as this is my kind of poetry as well! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2012 2:58:00 PM)

    Just read all your latest poems Val and they just get better and better.
    If the Olympics had poetry as an event you would be getting Gold medals galore!
    Keep them coming.
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  • Robert Wynn (8/11/2012 11:44:00 AM)

    My kinda reading here, so sweet (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/10/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    This poem slowly built with each sensitive well crafted verse to a spectacular uplifting ending.
    Great write, enjoyed reading this very much. You are one of a kind, Val.
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  • Valsa George (8/9/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    Val, what an ardent prayer! ! As usual another treat! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (8/9/2012 8:42:00 PM)

    I can see vividly those tears rolling down those weary eyes turning into a long river of pain and suffering! Sad but touching and powerful! A great write that clearly shows your talent and sense of concern for the human race, dear Val! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/8/2012 8:45:00 AM)

    Faultless construction- I like the way you've divided the poem into parts as you shift focus from children to a companion to your own reaction and finally to heaven. Very moving. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/7/2012 5:29:00 PM)

    Wonderful writing Val, .... so sad and heartfelt...., there is so many tears, if only all in gladness could be reborn... a lovely thought.

    Thinking of you and yours.
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  • (8/7/2012 3:30:00 PM)

    Val- can we ever hope for a better tomorrow? Your retelling of this never ending crisis was
    profound and disturbing
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  • (8/7/2012 3:20:00 PM)

    So right, so many tears. A really fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 25, 2012

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