Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Stories


There are many stories to tell
but they die in the telling …

Voices tremble
and words falter.

Eyes close
on the reality they conceal.

No-one will ever know
these stories -

they remain untold.

The pain is too immense

so they die

in the telling.

Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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  • Paul Brookes (11/17/2013 3:48:00 PM)

    Mute the stones and sad the tales that die unsaid A lovely poem of sad beauty. BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/27/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Very beautiful but sad. Coincidental too as I have just visited the cemetery. I was coming to your page to warn you of my Tombstone words incase they offended you.
    The way you have set these words explains well. The cemetery really is one of my favourite places. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (10/26/2013 7:04:00 AM)

    When I visit my wife's grave I look at all the other headstones thinking of all the life's stories they could tell. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (10/25/2013 5:12:00 PM)

    The sadness and melancholy is palpable, and yet this sensitive and insightful piece deftly and beautifully shows the truth of loss and the stories end and untold. Beautiful, thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (10/25/2013 2:38:00 AM)

    The pain cannot be shared by even the best of friends; it must fade with passage of time and some stories will remain engraved in memory. an excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (10/24/2013 6:06:00 PM)

    Hopefully the pain may fade with time and the good memories will stay. A great poem. (Report) Reply

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