Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,183 Points (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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  • Gold Star - 15,606 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

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (9/22/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    excellent Val. Beautiful writing. very emotional (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 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 Mohabeer Beeharry (9/4/2013 1:11:00 PM)

    Very touching indeed. So human. I love the writing.great.

    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 824 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

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 8:42:00 PM)

    Very touching Valerie, beautifully written. So sad. X x (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,354 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 - 55 Points John Brown (8/25/2013 10:39:00 AM)

    I was welling up there Val. Another gem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 532 Points Juan Olivarez (8/22/2013 5:05:00 PM)

    Valerie I always rave about your poetry. No one could ever fault me. Great piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/21/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    Wow. Wonderful write.. Beautiful love poem..Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 160 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

  • Silver Star - 3,405 Points Diane Hine (8/19/2013 8:00:00 PM)

    A soothing and melodic anodyne. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (8/18/2013 3:13:00 AM)

    Again you melt the ice before the heat touching it first....amazing write_SOul (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (8/18/2013 2:03:00 AM)

    Fabulous piece of work, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,179 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

  • Gold Star - 19,179 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

  • Gold Star - 9,730 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 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

  • Gold Star - 4,898 Points Hazel Durham (8/17/2013 6:00:00 AM)

    A moving write with your deep love shining so bright!
    Beautiful write! (Report) Reply

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