Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,193 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.

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

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 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

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (11/27/2013 1:01:00 AM)

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

  • Freshman - 655 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 - 19,313 Points Valsa George (11/6/2013 2:29:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,019 Points Smoky Hoss (11/3/2013 6:14:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 5,850 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 - 123 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 - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (10/27/2013 4:20:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 7,608 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

  • Rookie - 339 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 - 3,478 Points Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:20:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 347 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

  • Freshman - 826 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 - 3,652 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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