Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,265 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - X (When I Am Gone Do Not, My Love, Lament) - Poem by Valerie Dohren

When I am gone do not, my love, lament
For I shall find a gentler resting place
Beneath the stars where I shall lie content
Sweet solitude forever to embrace
Then silent be the murmurs of my soul
No more to rant and rave at life's unease
Nor hear the sombre chime of bells that toll
As I am laid to rest ‘neath ancient trees
Yet I shall not in mildness so depart
Nor on the wings of peace address the close
A tempest thus shall seize this beating heart
Before the sun sets long on my repose
….. With life's completed scroll forever furled
….. I'll wave contempt and scorn upon the world

Comments about Sonnet - X (When I Am Gone Do Not, My Love, Lament) by Valerie Dohren

  • * Sunprincess * (12/16/2013 7:28:00 PM)

    dear val, this one absolutely blows me away... (Report) Reply

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  • Diane Hine Diane Hine (3/20/2013 3:48:00 AM)

    Keep fighting to the very end - that's the spirit! A stirring poem. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (3/12/2013 6:00:00 PM)

    What a great, passionate plea; all wrapped in such beauty. Superb poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/12/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem of passion and care for the media and its heritage. And a desire to go down kicking and screaming as the last words are testament in the last line. A delight. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Robinson Robinson (3/10/2013 9:33:00 AM)

    A last jab of discontent and scorn for this world. Their is much pain hidden in those lines. May they be resolved before you board that vessel of last farewells... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (3/10/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    . With life's completed scroll forever furled
    ….. I'll wave contempt and scorn upon the world

    Wow! I simply love these lines, Valerie! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (3/9/2013 4:17:00 PM)

    A beautiful sonnet, pulls at the heart. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (3/9/2013 10:32:00 AM)

    Ah wow its great to b bac frm my travels n to b readin such enchanting poems too. U make a fine sonneteer dear. I esp admire d line about ancient trees, very poetic i must say. (Report) Reply

  • Search 2 (3/9/2013 8:28:00 AM)

    Though the sonnet is to be appreciated for its powerful theme that has an appeal to your beloved, I am bound to tell you the beloved of yours have a reason to lament as they simply love you wherever your resting place is going to be ultimately. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/8/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful sonnet, Valerie! I have no words to express my admiration for your great write! Simply great! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 6, 2013

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