Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Before the Twilight Falls


If sleep should steal your soul, my love,
Before the twilight falls,
Then I shall be there by your side
When’er the darkness calls.

I’ll hold your hand and soothe your brow,
Your cheek set next to mine,
To kiss you long and taste your lips
As sweet as vintage wine.

And should such darkness fall on you,
Within its shadowed space
You’ll find my eyes there shining bright
Upon your ashen face.

Know this, my love, I promise that
You’ll never be alone,
My heart will follow as you go
Across that stepping stone.

Our life shall always be as one,
Not ever set apart –
Through all my time, I’ll ever hold
Your mem’ry in my heart.

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 16, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 5,343 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/10/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    Very beautiful love poem. It's how I feel about my husband, even after 37 years of marriage. Thank you for sharing Val. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 76 Points Danny Draper (9/16/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful love poem with the care and dedication of a true marriage of heart and mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 321 Points Om Chawla (8/29/2013 6:40:00 AM)

    An excellent love poem genuine expression of faith trust and commitment. When I read second and third stanza of your poem I was reminded of your earlier poem 'What say you my heart' where you wrote
    'Sleep like a babe so tranquil
    in the arms of loving care '
    It is sheer delight reading your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,232 Points Patricia Grantham (8/27/2013 7:36:00 AM)

    In sickness and in health till death we do part. A beautiful poem
    of love, care and devotion. So delicately written and expressed
    with great emotions. Nicely written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Meena Mustafa (8/20/2013 3:36:00 PM)

    This is such a lovely poem... shows the depth of love and care. My hats off to you Val :) Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,681 Points Valsa George (8/17/2013 10:51:00 PM)

    A very moving write, intense with passion and emotion! True love bides through thick and thin! ! Greatly enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,681 Points Valsa George (8/17/2013 10:51:00 PM)

    A very moving write, intense with passion and emotion! True love bides through thick and thin! ! Greatly enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (8/17/2013 10:39:00 PM)

    To be with that one special person at the end and then some, to show that person true love in the final hour and beyond, to walk him through that passage way into the afterlife, never letting go; Simply Beautiful Valerie..... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,935 Points Heather Wilkins (8/17/2013 12:46:00 PM)

    a beautiful romantic poem our life shall always be as one not ever set apart through all my time I'll ever hold your mem'ry in my heart. so lovely (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,028 Points Dinesh Nair (8/17/2013 10:32:00 AM)

    Authentic in tone and enticing in charm, this poem speaks out a poet`s heart wedded to love and its mysterious phases in our life. A good write Valerie. (Report) Reply

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