Valerie Dohren

Veteran Poet - 2,772 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 - 15,305 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

  • Silver Star - 9,794 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

  • Bronze Star - 5,309 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

  • Freshman - 1,655 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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