Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,175 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Gone With The Wind


Wanting to touch the sky
I reached out,
but it was beyond my grasp.

Intangible -
like a whisper carried on the breeze.

Hopefulness -
drifting through the shadows
of my mind….

lost
in the labyrinth
of the present,

now gone …
with the wind.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/30/2013 1:21:00 AM)

    I do not desire to be your magic carpet ride
    Just the air beneath
    alas when you reach out to touch my face
    It is a wish I cannot bequeath (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,206 Points Ramesh Rai (7/28/2013 6:05:00 AM)

    the desire to touch the sky can not be blown up simply by wind. deep thought. try once more.
    with regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (7/27/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    deep thoughts, excellently written poem.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (7/26/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    I wouldn't touch the sky Val, it's full of chemicals :)
    I like your poem, it has an etheric essence. Sad though. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,405 Points Diane Hine (7/25/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    Anticipation also lost in the present - I agree with the sentiment. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,324 Points Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    The wind in it's infinite fashion can pick up a seed and take it to
    a place far away from where it had originally fallen. So is it with our
    thoughts it can take us to lofty heights then set us in a a place of
    complete serenity. Very inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,187 Points Walterrean Salley (7/23/2013 10:27:00 PM)

    Sometimes we fall short of goals and desires. But one can still try. Brief, to the point and finely written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,724 Points Heather Wilkins (7/23/2013 6:17:00 PM)

    nice write. very good title things get caught up in the wind (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points Shahzia Batool (7/23/2013 2:35:00 PM)

    An eye-catching title, very poetically and intelligently used...with a change of your own style with a touch of newness to it...liked it! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,744 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/22/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    Sky is empty space with particles floating. If hope is all the pace from earth to sky, some part is reachable, I hope. Thank you for a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Dee Corpolongo (7/22/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    Such a deep thought said in so little lines, another well written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (7/22/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    Sometime our hope and dreams are gone with the wind but at least we have hope. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (7/22/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    I like it. But you breathed it in. Trust me. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,251 Points Sandra Feldman (7/21/2013 3:05:00 PM)

    Full of symbolism and impressionistic imagery. Very much said, in very few lines. Sentiments.The lost feeling very present., the lost feeling in Time. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (7/21/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    'Gone with the wind' is too far fledged from reality as the sky is still there and Valarie can still reach out in course of time.
    A fine and short poem from a poet standing tall over here. Fine sharing Valerie.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (7/21/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    'Man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for'? So don't worry even if you couldn't reach out to the sky! But hopefulness shouldn't be let to go with the wind! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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