Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Close The Door


Close the door when you leave,
place a barrier between our hearts.

This night
I shall be alone –
without tears, without regret.

Close the door when you leave,
pull it tight
and turn the key.

I shall soon forget -
you and I

were never meant to be.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    An arrow that shoots straight to the heart of the matter. I must say
    Val this one is short and to the point. Why beat around the bush when
    it comes to love. If love has died or can no longer flourish why try to
    bring it back to life? A very distinct and poignant write. Bold and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • King Big Head (7/13/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    A good poem Val if I May say so. If I don't get my own way I always
    ask my loved one to leave, it's what I'm good at. OK I'll admit I'm selfish
    but when your as good as me, you can be.

    Your King. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/29/2013 8:49:00 PM)

    an eye opener f r the many devastated young ones.
    So true, Val, If it was not meant to be, why remain in the illusion of passion. (Report) Reply

  • ..... W@king Up..... (6/25/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    Closing the door on a feeling that didn't end up being love.............brilliant write. Not really much else to say, other than that it really is wonderful.

    -W (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/19/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    A delightful love poem. Love lost is never easy, early acceptance can be a blessing though. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (6/19/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    Resolute words which hint that the speaker really feels unsure of their own feelings. A memorable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (6/19/2013 3:18:00 AM)

    More powerful than a lightening bolt. Went right trough me. I stand in awe of what you can do with words and feelings.Can't say anymore, stunned (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (6/19/2013 1:17:00 AM)

    Who pray tell or What maybe.
    But now it will be final
    Just shut the door
    and get the hell out of here. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/19/2013 12:47:00 AM)

    Acceptance and rejection... two opposing mental features! But there is no absolute verity for them! Those once rejected also can bombard back to life! So not yet time to pull the door tight! (am not serious.......) Nicely put, Val (Report) Reply

  • G.R. Gaus (6/18/2013 10:40:00 PM)

    Quite the contrast between this and Dust of Gold you're showing great versatility in the age old theme of He loves me, he loves me not. Point well taken...... (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (6/18/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    But watch out Val that person could turn the key and lock you in.
    You never thought it through!
    Seriously though a nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (6/18/2013 12:02:00 PM)

    yeah but in the morning open the door to a brand new day with hope on the horizon. Very bittersweet poem thanks for sharing BB: O) (Report) Reply

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