Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Be Still My Love


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

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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

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  • Amitava Sur (4/14/2014 8:13:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Richard Price (10/19/2013 8:05:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

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