Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,850 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

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/25/2016 1:22:00 PM)


    A sweet sad song of separation that is loaded with love and loss! (Report) Reply

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  • Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (2/4/2016 5:12:00 PM)


    Lovely poem! Full of love and emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Hughes Joe Hughes (12/30/2015 6:06:00 AM)


    Romantic, comforting and leaking love (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur 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 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

  • marvin brato (10/28/2013 2:47:00 AM)


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

  • Robert Green Robert Green (10/24/2013 3:19:00 PM)


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

  • Patricia Grantham 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

  • Kavya . Kavya . (10/23/2013 2:26:00 AM)


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

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (10/22/2013 9:29:00 AM)


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

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (10/21/2013 6:11:00 AM)


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

  • marvin brato (10/21/2013 4:04:00 AM)


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

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri 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 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 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

  • John Brown John Brown (10/19/2013 10:48:00 AM)


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

  • David Wood David Wood (10/19/2013 5:00:00 AM)


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

  • Lucifera Santez 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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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