Valerie Dohren

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

I Dreamed of Love

I dreamed of love
but not like this –

a silent heart
a frozen kiss

vain conceit, deceit

words unmeant
passion spent.


I dreamed of love
the gentle kind –

sweet and true
to ease the mind

unmeasured, treasured

soft and pure
ever sure.

Submitted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 7,479 Points Amitava Sur (10/16/2013 3:22:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with less words but saying a lot..... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Rigzin Namgyal (10/8/2013 6:24:00 PM)

    ..a beautiful and sweet dream..wonderful write.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/24/2013 1:23:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece. You have my best regards, Val x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (9/18/2013 2:09:00 AM)

    a wonderful dream that is. I dream that one day if I'm lucky I'll meet the other half of me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 399 Points Rekha Mandagere (9/16/2013 12:19:00 PM)

    So sweetly expressed. Beautiful: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (9/16/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    In this fine piece are conflicted emotions but guided by love our enduring notion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (9/15/2013 1:42:00 AM)

    A beautiful write in compressed meter (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 44 Points Jonathan H. Scott (9/13/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    Very nice and easy. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (9/13/2013 11:30:00 AM)

    oh how amazing, wonderful, fascinating and so more just like you........bravo ma'am (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,724 Points Heather Wilkins (9/6/2013 9:41:00 PM)

    a beautiful write on love. a great kind of love (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (9/1/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    I love this poem.
    We all dream of love in its upmost form. We do find so many mean forms of 'love' that the love our dreams sometimes seems unreal. But we cannot give up. Love is real, love is wonderful. Keep believing, Val, keep dreaming. I keep trying unconcitional love myself. I only succeed in brief moments and it seems more of coincidences than something I really did. But we have to keep beleiving, Val, keep dreaming.
    Excellent poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (8/31/2013 11:52:00 PM)

    What is love then Valerie? Did you dream of it quite differently than every one one us would?
    What is perfection is illogical as well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 283 Points Joseph Anderson (8/31/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Just like love on a hot afternoon, not what one would wish for. A startling revelation-bittersweet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ozark Mountain Homegrown (8/29/2013 11:32:00 PM)

    Very nice poem! The dream of perfect love and it's shortcomings...well written.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 117 Points Benjamin Michael Clark (8/29/2013 12:38:00 PM)

    Pure and sincere. Very nice poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,252 Points Sekharan Pookkat (8/29/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    heart breaking- dream-love-loving-to be loved-dream-love soft and pure- unmeasured beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 824 Points Om Chawla (8/29/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    Reminiscent of your earlier sonnet Speak Truly If You Deem To Speak Of Love wherein you wrote 'For truth should always be lovers tool'
    Another excellent poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 320 Points Poetheart Morgan (8/28/2013 4:22:00 PM)

    sweet is your words
    smooth are your tears
    needing a slight rest
    a meeting between love and dream (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (8/28/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    So sweet Val.You are great always! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,342 Points Patricia Grantham (8/27/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    So very sweet a poem and tenderly touching. Dreams do come
    true if you wish it to be so. When it come only you will know. I
    really loved this one Val. Regards. (Report) Reply

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