Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,076 Points (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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  • Bronze Star - 2,851 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 2,106 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 4,074 Points Hazel Durham (6/29/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    Powerful write, love was not found so close the door! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ..... 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,115 Points Godfrey Morris (6/22/2013 6:11:00 PM)

    Right to the point........................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (6/22/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    nice, short and sweet, a love not lost just a love not to be (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (6/20/2013 3:03:00 AM)

    Succint language as often is the heart. Powerful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,112 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 11,264 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,150 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 17,180 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 4,667 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/18/2013 4:24:00 PM)

    Detachment is attainment supremum. Powerfully stated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 652 Points 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

  • Freshman - 2,446 Points Somanathan Iyer (6/18/2013 11:53:00 AM)

    you are not alone. you shared your thoughts with us. Nice write. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,125 Points Sekharan Pookkat (6/18/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    This night you may be alone with your poems - go ahead (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,580 Points Dave Walker (6/18/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    A great poem, sometimes it's got to end like this. A great write. (Report) Reply

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