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Valerie Dohren

Freshman - 1,944 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Each Day


Each day I watch the rising sun
Each night, the glowing moon
All time lays heavy on my mind
For you are gone too soon, too soon,
For you are gone too soon.

I count the days that pass on by
Which mark the changing time
But yet I cling to memories
Which tell me you were mine, were mine,
Which tell me you were mine.

It hurts to think that you are gone
When you were ever near
And now the world has lost its charm -
I loved you so my dear, my dear,
I loved you so, my dear.

Your name will rest upon my lips
For all my lifelong days
And I will hold your pictured face
As in your eyes I gaze, I gaze,
As in your eyes I gaze.

Remember me, remember me
If e’er your soul can know -
Down here beneath the shattered sky
I shall not let you go, oh no,
I shall not let you go.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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  • Rookie - 57 Points Susy Evelyne (1/27/2014 9:30:00 AM)

    Your poem is beautifully honest and touching. Is there perhaps a beauty in sadness not found anywhere else? Not that we would ever wish to know this sadness but when it comes, perhaps it helps to feel it while remembering the one we lost - as you have done so well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 550 Points Om Chawla (1/21/2014 5:32:00 AM)

    When you live with such loving memories pain and agony become part of your life.
    While reading your poem I was reminded of a beautiful Urdu couplet by my poet friend, which would translate as
    'In the beginning pain of separation was unbearable; Gradually it has become my companion in life.
    Lovely poem, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,627 Points Amitava Sur (1/20/2014 9:13:00 PM)

    So soulfully you have written the loss of love & the pain you feel, Valerie - it touched my heart. Only I can say true love is immortal, it will never go.
    You may read my poem (To meet my love) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,421 Points Savita Tyagi (1/20/2014 4:50:00 PM)

    So very touching and beautiful. Wish we could take the pain away but it is always there by the love in our hearts. Thank you for sharing these heart felt expressions of love and loss. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,385 Points Sandra Feldman (1/19/2014 2:54:00 PM)

    You loved him, very, very much,
    And that will always be,
    Of Life the melody, the touch,
    You're fondest memory,
    You're sentiments,
    Bloom here once more,
    With such sincerity.!
    Your tears converted into words,
    Remarkable, Beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,449 Points Lyn Paul (1/18/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    Amazing Valerie, , the title, it is moving just reading that, the words, the honesty of pain. Absolutely beautiful, Thank you and keep smiling. x ps Heard a beautiful write from Dee telling us about your birthday. Hope your day was special. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,757 Points Hazel Durham (1/16/2014 8:46:00 AM)

    True love, so beautifully expressed with such deep emotions that jump from the page with such honesty! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Kanav Justa (1/16/2014 6:25:00 AM)

    ... a beautuful poem on love thats true... he shall always be with you in your heart.. wonderful write... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,205 Points Valsa George (1/15/2014 10:32:00 PM)

    An intense and passionate musing on the abrupt and unexpected departure of the loved one! He must be watching you from the heights and praying for you! ! Quite moving! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 273 Points Sekharan Pookkat (1/15/2014 6:01:00 PM)

    Your name will rest upon my lips
    For all my lifelong days
    And I will hold your pictured face
    As in your eyes I gaze, I gaze, I like these lines very much (Report) Reply

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