Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 4,011 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Be Still My Love - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I saw your tears in dawn’s soft light
As close beside you then I lay
Within my arms I held you tight
To ease you through another day

The smile that once lit up your face
Became a distant memory -
Oh you I never could replace
You’ll always be the world to me

Another day, another time
The sun will shine forever long
Across celestial realms sublime
When we will sing a sweeter song

Be still, my love, don’t weep, don’t weep
It’s time, my love, to sleep, to sleep


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem around the time of my husband's death and in the turmoil, forgot to post it.

Comments about Be Still My Love by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 10,448 Points Amitava Sur (4/14/2014 8:13:00 AM)

    It is so endearing for the beloved that words cannot explain, ...... very nice (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,914 Points Ken E Hall (11/10/2013 4:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful title as the tide of feelings expressed at a heart wreching time so sad...life goes on...
    'we'll meet again' fills the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,068 Points Kanav Justa (11/1/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    Never ever i felt so touched after reading somebody 's poem... these poems are realyy very beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points marvin brato (10/28/2013 2:47:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem expressing romance filling the moment! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Robert Green (10/24/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    So very heartfelt................................ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,903 Points Patricia Grantham (10/23/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    Glad to have you back Valerie. Your poem echoes and resonates deep
    and emotional words of love and expressions of strength. To so
    lovingly bring this to the center of your poems is very encouraging.
    You are a poetess of the greatest caliber. Very heartfelt and touching. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,106 Points Kavya . (10/23/2013 2:26:00 AM)

    magical words of love put together into a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,308 Points Godfrey Morris (10/22/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem, I especially like the last two lines. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points Unwritten Soul (10/21/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    Your beautiful words always playing a heartfelt emotion in everybody..loved it_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points marvin brato (10/21/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    True love soothes the broken heart of loved one...it cares to inspire! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,325 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/21/2013 2:56:00 AM)

    Oh no dis is such a sadening dirge like poem, must hav been hard writin it, how d ink must hav combined with tears here. But its a commendable peaceful drifting poem to a dying belovd! Pls do chk out my latest on d statue of lib... Warm regards. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 300 Points Dee Corpolongo (10/20/2013 5:23:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful, Val, a sonnet written with such love....and heart filled sadness
    that leaves you feeling so alone.... I pray this gets bearable for you, and soon you
    realize it is only a temporary separation..... and.this is a beautiful dedication.{{{hugs}}} (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (10/20/2013 2:51:00 AM)

    It is a poem that speaks a lot about your great love that never shrinks Valerie. It is nice you have started visiting the P.H and it is time for you to submit more periodically.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 140 Points John Brown (10/19/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    I'm glad you posted it Val, it's lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Richard Price (10/19/2013 8:05:00 AM)

    Impressive poem Val. Sorry for your loss. Rhythm change unintentional! Richard Anders. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (10/19/2013 5:00:00 AM)

    Lovely poem Val, it echo's my poem To My Sweet Love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lucifera Santez (10/18/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    its very beautiful,
    achingly so,
    its an expression of love, longing and pain interwoven in an excellent piece.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,155 Points Om Chawla (10/17/2013 7:19:00 AM)

    A very touching and beautiful write. Memory stays and hope transcends all barriers.
    'Across celestial realms sublime
    when we will sing a sweeter song'.
    thanks for sharing very personal feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,331 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/16/2013 9:33:00 PM)

    Oh you I never could replace
    You’ll always be the world to me
    Memory will stay. This poem says all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Danny Draper (10/15/2013 11:13:00 PM)

    A beautiful and loving poem, very private and very kind of you to share. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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