Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,486 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Secrets - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Keep them safely, guard like gold
All those secrets ever told -
Secrets whispered long ago
Only you and I can know.

Secret loves and secret woes
Carried on the wind that blows -
Confidences to my ears
Hopes and wishes, dreams, and fears,

Stories every heart can tell
(Keep those secrets, guard them well) -
They who told them now are gone
Though their mem’ry lingers on.

Of those tales I’ll never speak
Even though my tongue is weak -
Hidden there inside my mind
No-one else shall ever find.

Each who spoke them trusted me
Not to ever set them free -
You, my conscience, silent stay
Keep those secrets every day.


Comments about Secrets by Valerie Dohren

  • (2/5/2014 8:44:00 PM)


    Very well done, nice to know someone can keep a secret lol. I hope you are doing well, best wishes to ya kiddo and keep up the good work! (Report) Reply

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  • Anthony Burkett (2/2/2014 2:06:00 PM)


    Wonderful pen to trust and confidence... touché to you dear poet... and to your honor and resolve I tip my hat and graciously bow. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (1/31/2014 10:36:00 AM)


    To me the heart of keeping a secret is honoring the heart, the identity of the teller, and not so much the subject matter which might well serve mankind. Surely all of our secrets if shared with others in a protected fashion (just because they contain sensitive material) are food for thought for all mankind, showing us as they do how all of our feelings bind us together in one humanity. Very nice poem though. I'll be coming back for more. You may just have inspired a new poem in my mind. So thanks for that too! (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2014 4:24:00 PM)


    Each who spoke them trusted me/ Not to ever set them free -
    It appears that to let loose those secrets is an immoral betrayal trust. So, according to this great poet, one has to Keep them safely, guard like
    gold/ All those secrets ever told -(told to us)
    A personifying instruction to the soul and conscience, a witty control to garrulous tongues. Great couplets here, Ma.
    ...Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle (Nigeria)
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  • (1/25/2014 4:30:00 AM)


    Interesting sentiments, and nice rhyme too! (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2014 7:45:00 AM)


    To trust another with our secrets is showing how much
    They really mean to us. A great poem.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/24/2014 6:49:00 AM)


    Secrets are deposits in a bank must be held safe. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (1/23/2014 11:28:00 PM)


    A friend we can trust a secret to is among the most wonderful gifts of life (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/23/2014 12:58:00 AM)


    .Secrets cherished become so precious that the integrity of our past merging with present will look very sweet an entity to brood over. Your memories and bonds are sweetly real and they will have a long stay, be assured, Val. (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2014 1:15:00 PM)


    It's no Secret to us all,
    That you're poems do enthrall!
    Val,
    We all love you and them.
    (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (1/22/2014 5:56:00 AM)


    They who told them now are gone
    Though their memory lingers on.
    Of these tales I'll never speak
    Even though my tongue is weak.'
    Very well written, Val.
    (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (1/22/2014 5:16:00 AM)


    Such beautiful words Valerie. But how we all already know your trustworthy heart, purely from your gentle words and your kindness. Thank you and I am sure that every one of us would trust you with our hearts. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/22/2014 4:47:00 AM)


    everyday secret, love, good one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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