Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,179 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

A Maiden's Plea


O gentle as you please, my love,
I am yet still a maiden
And ‘though I yearn to know your will
My heart is heavy laden

For if I choose to lay with you
I deem that we should marry
As you would be the father of
The child that I may carry

I will not live a life of fear
Insulted and derided
And labelled as a worthless whore
Forevermore chastis’ed

So if you will not marry me
By you I’ll not be bedded
A maiden I shall stay, my love,
Until the day I’m wedded

Submitted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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An old-fashioned ditty....

Comments about this poem (A Maiden's Plea by Valerie Dohren )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2014 2:37:00 PM)

    A valuable virtue that is still alive even though in the minority. A rich and refreshing rhyme scheme my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Perry Biggerstaff (6/3/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    Again...Very nice. Perfect flow and great rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (9/11/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    I like this one Val. Nice to see some common sense is still around. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,445 Points Soumita Sarkar (6/15/2013 1:01:00 AM)

    so nice a will dedicated to a maiden...........chastity must be upheld.............keep writing! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,124 Points Kevin Patrick (6/13/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    Magnificent ode, not so much old fashioned as well groomed with etiquette which in todays age of show and tell is not a bad thing to have. This shows a pride that many a young women should take care to see. Your language Is rich and reminiscent of classics. A Fine maiden who shines a beacon of temperance and love. Cool read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Owain Glyn (5/26/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Do I love this, Oh, yes! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,251 Points Sandra Feldman (5/21/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    Well, bravo, somebody STILL has some Morals. Aside being a wonderful Poet, I always knew you were a Lady.
    Lovely, warm blooded poem, really liked, thank you, S (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (5/20/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    An old fashioned ditty, but great structure and rhymes. Sentiments definitely predate the sexual revolution. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (5/17/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    Old fashioned in the eyes of the new generation! But it fathoms deep into the root of the sacred values of life and upholds the sanctity of marriage! I love this poem and give you a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/16/2013 10:26:00 AM)

    full of wisdom all forbidden things are racing all round the thing earlier were not permitted now a days society accept well writ (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,405 Points Diane Hine (5/16/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    A little old-fashioned wisdom never goes amiss - charming poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (5/15/2013 7:47:00 PM)

    These words confirm the maiden`s most striking credibility as a lady in waiting. Marriage is the true union of minds and I think in the West too more of you ought to get married like we the Indians do.
    Hope this maiden will find her true life partner soon. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/15/2013 11:47:00 AM)

    Though an old fashioned ditty it is best! Marriage should be sacred! So lovely, Valerie! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (5/15/2013 11:37:00 AM)

    my how things have changed.... this may be read so many ways...nostalgia and maybe dry humour primarily...tyvm syn (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 655 Points Paul Brookes (5/14/2013 3:57:00 PM)

    Beautifully written and a good plea for marriage. Thanks for sharing. BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,639 Points Dave Walker (5/14/2013 1:59:00 PM)

    A great poem, less and less people marry these days.
    Maybe we should go back to how it used to be. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (5/14/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    This is deep wish in the heart of all maidens...this is what they are created for, I believe. So thumbs up for giving voice to purest feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (5/14/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    I give you an old fashion 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,287 Points Ken E Hall (5/14/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    The only way to travel in life with this old fashioned ditty singing out the maidens plea written so easy to read, clever to boot...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (5/14/2013 2:40:00 AM)

    ol fashion but still great no sex before marriage (Report) Reply

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