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Valerie Dohren

Freshman - 1,953 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)


All things must change
in the fullness of time,
and the dawn shall come,
albeit in shadowed tones in its coming.

Seeping into man’s being
and stealing the darkness,
it shall wrest his heart from the grip of death.

Lifting the mind above all things
set in this baleful world,
in its beauty, to be unfurled.

The dawn shall come,
albeit in shadowed tones.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am adding this note as an after-thought as this write is being interpreted incorrectly (my fault - I should have added a note at the time of submission) . It Is not about old age, rather it is about the evolution of man's consciousness which, I believe, is ever expanding and will eventually reach cosmic levels.

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  • Silver Star - 8,825 Points Heather Wilkins (7/24/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    as we go through the process of life everything must change. evolve to the next level. a thoughtful write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,501 Points Ramesh Rai (7/17/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    old age is not towards completion of a life rather begining of a new era to confer some immortal expression n impression to this world. beautifully penned.
    with warm regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jesse Ellsbury (7/15/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    I really like this one. Very powerful, accurate, and all-encompassing in its scope. I especially like the repetition of shadowed tones. What a wonderful phrase! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,053 Points Elena Sandu (7/10/2013 6:16:00 PM)

    What a gorgeous poem, thank you for share! Yes indeed, I also feel that inside of us is sleeping a tremendous power. Would I live to see the day when our fully awaken mind will have the word? (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,757 Points Hazel Durham (7/9/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    A powerful message about the advancement of man in this fast changing world!
    Great write and thought provoking! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 781 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/2/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    Gives one pause to wonder; a tiger is a tiger now as it was 100,000 years ago.
    Man may be smarter but wiser? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (7/2/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    I am appreciative of the note but actually saw it as intended and agree. A finy crafted and insightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (7/2/2013 3:49:00 AM)

    Consciousness will definitely reach higher levels, not on earth while alive but after death somewhere else! This is what I feel! Whatever it be, the poem is a joy to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 218 Points David Wood (7/1/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Growing old is a sobering and sombre thought for some but it can be done gracefully. A lovely poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 526 Points Paul Brookes (6/30/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Sombre is the dawn when old age beckons. A sad little poem which says so much between its lines. Thanks for sharing BB =: OD (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (6/30/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    Change is like ageing and has to be accommodated as a fact. Valerie, this time the brevity has made your write more effective. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (6/30/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    So they say Nothing is permanent except CHANGE, so no matter for the shadowed tones, for these are the foil for the bright dawn...Evlution is the essence! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,408 Points Dave Walker (6/30/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, everything must change in the end.
    Even the things we would like to stay the same. (Report) Reply

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