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As the Willow Weeps
 
 
strolled the twisted garden path
early dawn, faint luminance parting clouds
hazy shadows in the morning mist
your spirit felt in a wispy reverie
 
as the willow weeps
 
fettered emotions broke free
river of tears as memories wept
dispirited bosom hanging low
mourning love as the willow weeps
 
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Written for Quadrille night for the prompt ‘early’ @ dverse
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The Gift
 
walking in the park 
spied a woman on a bench
 
I felt her pain
walked over to inquire
 
‘my life is worthless’ she exclaimed
seeking peace from family woes
 
offered aid and hope
giving light to darkness
 
saved her that day
she called me angel
 
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My birthname was Dora Ann, my father called me Doran and that stuck into adulthood. I write under the name of Dorianna. The name Dora and all its derivatives means ‘gift’ or ‘gift of god’. The story above is true and not an isolated incident, in fact, that sort of thing happens quite often. I’ve suffered many hardships in my life and it has given me the gift of empathy and understanding enabling me to help those in emotional distress.
 
This poem was written in answer to a prompt at dverse to write a poem about the meaning of our name.
 
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Dear Poet

poet

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Pen on Fire

pen on fire

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Winds of Love
 
one summer day
love rambled in
on a borrowed breeze
settled in my heart
 
 
came October winds
love drifted away
with the rustle
of felled autumn leaves
 
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Fair Maiden Waits

across an ocean bluemaiden waits at sea
fair maiden stands
on white-hot sands
waiting for you

a promise of hope
is her strength to cope
nary a falter
her love never altered

with a heart that’s true
unaware of your guise
hope in her sighs
across an ocean blue
fair maiden waits for you

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Imprisoned Heart

Imprisoned Heart

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Mute

Mute

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Agony is a Dancer

agony is a dancer

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Haunting Guilt

her image wanders the alleys of his mind
her memory lingers in a silent scream

when the moon is blue her vision haunts
a tormenting retribution to his soul

he calls out her name in anguish
there is no answer she is gone

he cries out remorse too late 
her ears no longer hears his apology

only her haunting memory remains 
no one to give absolution to his guilt

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