Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

A Dream


Today I slipped into a dream
And saw a better world
A world of peace and gentleness
Before my eyes unfurled

And in my fantasy beheld
A vision of mankind
All set beneath a bow of fire
In glory full enshrined

His voice was singing so in tune
With all that was around
That such a heav`nly melody
Did o`er the earth resound

And all the hands that owned contempt
Were clasped together tight
To form a ring of unity -
`Twas such a splendid sight

Then all the eyes that never saw
How wondrous life could be
So glinted through the bow of fire -
It surely dazzled me

For all humanity became
As just one beating heart
Together joined in harmony
Thus no more set apart

At night he gazed upon the stars
By day towards the sun
To mingle with the fruitful earth
With all he was at one

Then all the trees bowed down in awe
All creatures danced and played
All flowers spread their petals wide
As `neath the sun they swayed

(But this was just a wistful dream
One that may never be
A vision in a saddened heart -
`Twas just a fantasy)

Today I slipped into a dream
And saw a better world
For here eight billion gemstones flashed
Which in her hair were purled

Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012

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  • Colleen Courtney (6/25/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    How truly wonderful your world of peace and gentleness seemed! I think if I could see anyone's dream fulfilled this would be the one I choose. For you use the word harmony in this dream world of yours and to me that is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. It just encompasses such a broad spectrum. It's almost inconceivable. But world peace and all living in kindness and harmony? What more could a person want out of their lifetime? (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Burkett (1/26/2014 12:42:00 PM)

    It is impossible to fully comprehend the extent of the elegance of your pen... so many facets...such beauty, such grace and poise... I bow to you dear poet... in awe. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (11/5/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    This is really beautiful... thats the kind of poems that you are searching for reading....liked it (Report) Reply

  • Ann Beard (6/4/2013 3:14:00 AM)

    You have pulled me into your dream with you. Very beautiful with perfect flow. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (1/29/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    Dear Valerie, What a beautiful poem! Good words and very heavenly. I am waiting for another dream(smile) Much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (12/8/2012 8:03:00 AM)

    A magnificent Dream which made me really emotional. The lines
    For all humanity became
    As just one beating heart
    Together joined in harmony
    Thus no more to set apart
    are such golden words which sing a symphony in my ears and are ever echoing!
    A fantastic noble dream-I wish with all my heart it turns true! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/5/2012 7:45:00 AM)

    Am amazing dream Valerie, you have so much feeling. This time of year too is meant to be the happiest yet really... it is probably the saddest. Thank You x (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (8/21/2012 12:53:00 PM)

    Just purely beautiful... im so glad i picked another one of yours to read as i needed cheering up......ty so much karen (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/2/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Oh! what a fantastic dream! How I wish to be transported into such a land where humanity becomes one beating heart and where a heavenly melody resounds over the earth! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (4/12/2012 5:19:00 AM)

    Luvli dream sadly it is not the case in reality but without dreams we have nothing...regards (Report) Reply

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