Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 4,263 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Stories - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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.


Comments about Stories by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 6,384 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/24/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    Sad stories written with the ink of nondisclosure on the canvass of the heart. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 23,758 Points * Sunprincess * (11/27/2013 1:01:00 AM)

    these stories, like memories shall remain snuggled in the heart :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,804 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 31,543 Points Valsa George (11/6/2013 2:29:00 AM)

    When heart is full, words are few! Succinctly and poignantly put! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,395 Points Smoky Hoss (11/3/2013 6:14:00 PM)

    You've touched deep places in the heart here. Amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,332 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/29/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    Many untold stories. That seems to be the secret of life. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 460 Points marvin brato (10/28/2013 8:56:00 AM)

    Poets may die writing, but poems they compost shall live forever! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,500 Points Unwritten Soul (10/27/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    Killing in beautiful action....this write is dangerous, , hahahaha_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,596 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 5,404 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 4,112 Points Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:20:00 PM)

    That's the simple truth and the compensation is eventual peace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,323 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,939 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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