Valerie Dohren

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

Only Dreaming - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I know I was only dreaming
When I heard you speak my name
Only my imagination
Which brought you to me again

Oh yes, just a mere illusion
That made me believe you're here
And sadly some wishful thinking
That caused me to shed a tear

My eyes were deceived in seeing
A glimpse of your smiling face
My arms were not really aching
When I sought your warm embrace

How could I have been so foolish
To think you were back with me
Oh why was I so misguided
Knowing time has set you free

Topic(s) of this poem: Death


Comments about Only Dreaming by Valerie Dohren

  • John Brown (7/22/2014 8:57:00 AM)


    A poignant poem Val, well written (as always) (Report) Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (7/16/2014 6:30:00 AM)


    A very sincere and meaningful write. The line knowing
    time has set you free says it all. A good read.
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  • Hazel Durham (7/13/2014 3:19:00 PM)


    The departed lives in our thoughts and hearts always like an eternal flame that is lit by our deep love!
    Beautiful, moving write Val!
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/12/2014 11:39:00 PM)


    Time has set free the ones who departed. Those who live await their turn. One must live till that time. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/12/2014 6:44:00 AM)


    The image of the departed dear one etched deep within leads to having hallucinations of seeing him before our eyes! Then we get lost in an illusory world. But when reality dawns on us, the very next moment, we are again plunged into loneliness, but with a fleeting joy of having enjoyed at least a momentary presence..... A very poignant write! (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (7/12/2014 4:38:00 AM)


    very sad but absolutely well written poem... how are you madam....
    thanks for sharing....
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  • Neela Nath Das (7/9/2014 9:33:00 PM)


    Reality and illusion work together in our mind.We, want to get our dear ones so intensely that the sense of possibility and impossibility we forget.But, the sudden comeback to reality makes us feel the impossibility.A heart-touching write Val.Loved. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (7/9/2014 8:03:00 PM)


    There's an appealing natural rhythm to this poem as if you're thinking it as you write, although I know it can take hours to achieve that effect. (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2014 1:15:00 PM)


    Such a lovely poem Valerie, indeed I have had that experience. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/9/2014 8:43:00 AM)


    Thoughts intense and immaculate can rightly create illusions and they leave us in a spell of their own. I do believe we need not assert them as images capable of misguiding us. Val, your life had a phase of togetherness of absolute meaning and its memory flashes across your mind time and again. Time hasn`t set him free: nor do you need to await a thing of that sort. A vacuum has no substitution in another and practical we have to be. Anyway, here is an award of 10 marks for your tribute paid once again. (Report) Reply

  • (7/8/2014 5:23:00 PM)


    A sad and beautiful poem, the longing we can have for a loved one can sometimes hurt. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 8, 2014


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