Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,062 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Captured in a Moment

Captured in a moment …

a smile, a touch
that means so much.

The glint in your eyes -

a flash of lightning
across darkened skies.

The fluttering wings
of butterflies.

Captured in a moment …

A glance, and a turn of the hand
that says “I understand.”

A wistful sigh
that means goodbye.

That last heartbeat
and a falling tear –

Captured in a moment …

“Sleep well my dear.”

Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (12/2/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    A glance, and a turn of the hand
    that says “I understand.”

    This is something that we miss so much with the loved one gone! Some one to tell us.... 'I understand'! I can guess the depth of your loss in these lines! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,172 Points Sandra Feldman (11/20/2013 6:06:00 PM)

    When love is gone,
    How hard to bear,
    To express the love,
    To one not there.
    However You have been able to express in your, inimitable way, the love, the memory, and what you fee for him that's gone away. I cry. forgive me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Terry M (11/19/2013 3:59:00 PM)

    Thank you........for sharing, I bid you strength and peace. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (11/10/2013 7:13:00 AM)

    these moments were very nicely captured...beautiful poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (11/6/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    And be like this... write like this Valerie. The capturing must go on. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (11/5/2013 6:38:00 PM)

    a beautifully written poem. sweet and touching. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,738 Points Smoky Hoss (11/3/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    Beautiful, tender and sweet. Your way with words is spell-bounding. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,668 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/29/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    Means so much.
    Feelings beautifully expressed. Please keep it going. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,022 Points Unwritten Soul (10/27/2013 4:19:00 AM)

    Lovely..i was captured in a moment here now hahahaha_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,512 Points Lyn Paul (10/27/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Lovely words Val, keep writing to heal your fragile heart. How wonderful to have captured these memories. Perhaps you could tell us your late husbands name. Hope this does not offend it would just be nice to know when reading your words. Thank You X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (10/26/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    Delightful Val, I know the feeling well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (10/26/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    I'm lost for words, and my eyes fill with tears. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (10/26/2013 3:43:00 AM)

    Tender moments told beautifully in this piece. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,112 Points Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:15:00 PM)

    ...and long long remembered - one of your best poems Val. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,441 Points Dave Walker (10/24/2013 6:09:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, one moment in time can have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. (Report) Reply

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