Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 4,413 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Captured In A Moment - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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.”

Comments about Captured In A Moment by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 36,885 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

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  • Gold Star - 26,162 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 - 35 Points Terry M (11/19/2013 3:59:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 30,227 Points * Sunprincess * (11/10/2013 7:13:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 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

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (11/5/2013 6:38:00 PM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,941 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 - 10,109 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/29/2013 7:09:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,667 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 - 16,747 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

  • Gold Star - 9,869 Points David Wood (10/26/2013 7:02:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 387 Points John Brown (10/26/2013 6:17:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (10/26/2013 3:43:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 4,112 Points Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:15:00 PM)

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

  • Silver Star - 4,045 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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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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